What is Pi day?
So, what is Pi Day and why is this year so important? Pi Day is celebrated around the world on March 14th. The reason why it's celebrated on March 14th is because, using the American date format, March the 14th is 3.14 (Month.Day) and, as we all know that Pi (the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter) is approximately 3.14146 (or 3.14 to 2dp)
In celebration of this momentous (all be it geeky) day, I have compiled a collection of Raspberry Pi related resources:
- Raspberry Pi Foundation - Huge collection of lesson plans, tutorials, competitions and resources to get the most out of your Raspberry Pi.
- RS -Online - First stop for all your Raspberry Pi related add-ons and components.
- http://www.raspberrypi.org/learning/minecraft-pi/ - Getting started with programming the Minecraft world
- http://arghbox.wordpress.com/2014/04/25/minecraft-pi-recipe-cards/ - Minecraft Pi recipe cards (These recipe cards include a selection of introductory tutorial for programming in Minecraft Pi edition using Python.)
- http://www.stuffaboutcode.com/2013/04/minecraft-pi-edition-api-tutorial.html - Minecraft Pi. API tutorials: Collection of tutorials for programming Minecraft Pi edition such as creating massive structures at the click of a button, creating a real time clock or creating a programmable directional canon.
- http://www.codecademy.com - Great start for learning Python.