Thursday, June 10, 2021

Fwd: New Products from The Pi Hut!

New Products!

Have you seen the new products in the store this week? As always, we've been adding all the latest Adafruit, SparkFun, Waveshare and DFRobot goodies.

The Pico Clock is one of this week's favourites - a programmable clock project for your Raspberry Pi Pico!

We've also just listed a new line of UK-manufactured cases and enclosures from CamdenBoss, including the Hex-Box for the Pi4.

There's also a new UPS HAT available for your Pi Zero, with 10% off of with an exclusive email-only discount code!

This Week's New Products

Electronic Clock for Raspberry Pi Pico

Make your own clock with a Pico and MicroPython!
The Electronic Clock for Raspberry Pi Pico is an LED digit electronic clock project designed for the Raspberry Pi Pico!

It includes a high precision RTC, photosensor, buzzer and buttons, and features multiple functions including an accurate clock, temperature display, auto-brightness, alarm and configurable buttons.
Code and development tutorials with C/C++ and MicroPython examples are provided to help you get started and make your very own Pico clock!
Buy a Pico Clock

Hex-Box for Raspberry Pi 4

House your Pi 4 in a modern, functional and flexible enclosure!

Available in black, grey and white, the Hex-Box features seven self-retaining panels, two of which have been customised to accommodate the Raspberry Pi 4 and three vented panels to help maintain airflow.

Remove or modify panels where required and customise your setup. You can even add your own PCB or perfboard to the mounting points found in the lid and base!

Want to mount your Hex-Box? Grab the optional matching circular bracket for wall or panel mounting  - great for hiding your project under the desk (perfect for pi-hole or server builds!).
Buy a Hex-Box

UPS HAT For Pi Zero - 10% OFF with code!

A tidy UPS solution for the Pi Zero with I2C monitoring!

This Uninterruptable Power Supply HAT (UPS HAT) for the Raspberry Pi Zero comes with a 1,000mAh Li-Po battery and incorporates a Li-Po battery switching charger, a voltage boost chip and a voltage/current monitor which allows monitoring the battery operating status via the I2C bus!

We love how this UPS is mounted to the Zero - it uses 'Pogo Pins' to connect from the underside of the Zero, keeping your GPIO free for another HAT or other hardware.

Psst! Use the exclusive email-only discount code UPS10 for 10% off this HAT (expires Sunday!)

Buy a Pi Zero UPS

More New Goodies!

Electronics Kit for Pico
Electronics Kit for Pico
Pico Motor Driver HAT
Pico Motor Driver HAT
Colour Code T-shirt
Colour Code T-shirt
Pico Wireless Pack
Pico Wireless Pack
Dual Channel Pico Relay
Dual Channel Pico Relay
6MP 5-50mm Zoom Lens
6MP 5-50mm Zoom Lens
Maze Pro Pi 4 Case
Maze Pro Pi 4 Case
SPI Camera for Pico
SPI Camera for Pico

There are even more new products in the store, and more coming next week too - keep an eye on our Raspberry PiArduinomicro:bit and Maker new product sections.

To the store!

Wednesday, June 09, 2021

Fwd: Days and times for Fox Chapel Dive Club (FCDC) outdoor summer session 2021 @ Settlers Cabin Park's Dive Pool

Hello all!


THE FIRST PRACTICE IS TUESDAY JUNE 15TH, 2021.  Settlers cabin's address is: 1225 Greer Road Oakdale, PA 15071 - the dive pool is adjacent to the wave pool.

We will begin with a short talk about our sport, competitions this summer and options for workouts… then dryland warmup then in the pool.
You can pay the fee at Settlers which is $60 for the outdoor 2 1/2 hour workouts with cash, check or you can also use Apple Pay, cash app, zelle, and google pay using my phone # which is 412.352.2030 or my email above.

The summer outdoor practices will run through August 27th 2021. The divers will also have access to the 3 meter springboards and the platform complex with 5, 7.5 and 10 meter levels at the outdoor workouts.

This workout is 2 1/2 hours - a full hour longer than the Saturday workouts.  If any parent has concerns about the length of the practice, please email me directly and we can discuss alternative time frames.
There will still be the regular FCDC practices at FC high school every Saturday. There are two Saturday 1 1/2 hour sessions 3-430pm and 430-6pm.
The fee on Saturday for the regular times is $40 per session. There are also private (1-2 divers) and semi private one hour lessons.
The fee for private lessons is $60 for the practice and is also held at FC high school Saturdays 6-7pm.  If there is a lot of interest in private lessons please email me directly.

For those of you who would like to do three workouts a week - 2 outdoor and 1 indoor… if the entire month is paid up front by the 5th of each month, there will be a 15% discount bringing the monthly fee from $640 down to $544. This is the best choice for divers training for any competitions this summer such as the AAU nationals (no qualifying score!) being held at the WVU brand new natatorium which is an incredible facility.
Two or one workout a week will remain at the daily fees - $60 per 2 1/2 hour practices outdoors on Tuesdays and Thursdays and $40 per 1 1/2 hour practices on Saturdays.

During diving practice, all parents and athletes will be expected to abide by all park and traffic regulations as well as any directives received from the county Police and Department of Parks personnel.

**This is the first FCDC workouts outdoors at Settlers Cabin so I will be continually working to better the club in all ways. If there are any suggestions please let me know!  I am open to all concerns and suggestions. It is a work in progress…

I want to thank all of you for supporting the Fox Chapel Dive Club.  I know that it will develop great divers while having fun!
Again please contact me if there are any questions you may have…
I am grateful for this opportunity and know that it will be a success.

***Please spread the word in case I have missed anyone on this group email***

Thank you,

Coach Vernon


Mark Rauterkus 
Webmaster, International Swim Coaches Association,
Executive Director of SKWIM USA, a 501(c)(3),
The Pittsburgh Project - swim coach and head lifeguard
Coach at The Ellis School for Swimming, T&F and Triathlon
Pittsburgh Combined Water Polo Team & Renegades (Masters) & &

412 298 3432 = cell

Tuesday, June 08, 2021

Fwd: Apply Now for EPLC's 2021-22 Education Policy Fellowship Program!

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Apply Now for EPLC's 2021-2022 PA Education Policy Fellowship Program!
Applications are available now for the 2021-2022 Education Policy Fellowship Program. The Education Policy Fellowship Program is sponsored in Pennsylvania by The Education Policy and Leadership Center (EPLC). 
Similar to the 2020-2021 Program, the format and schedule of the 2021-2022 PA Education Policy Fellowship Program is changed from the traditional Fellowship Program held 1999 to 2019. The 2021-2022 Program will be conducted in briefer, more frequent, and mostly online sessions. In-person sessions are planned for the Gettysburg Battlefield and Army War College (October), Washington DC (April), and Harrisburg (May), with proof of Covid vaccination required for these events.

The online content will be substantially the same as the traditional Fellowship Program, with some changes necessitated by the online format and a desire to reduce costs to sponsors in these uncertain fiscal times. But with the new virtual format, the Program is able to broaden the scope of experience and perspective represented by our session leaders and guests.

The commitment of EPLC remains the same. The Fellowship Program will continue to be Pennsylvania's premier education policy leadership program for education, community, policy and advocacy leaders --- with more than 600 graduates since 1999.

The Fellowship Program begins with three-hour virtual morning sessions on September 17 and 24, and the Program ends with a graduation event in June 2022.

The application UPDATE THIS LINK may be copied from the EPLC web site, but it must be submitted by mail or scanned and e-mailed with the necessary signatures of applicant and sponsor.
If you would like to discuss any aspect of the Fellowship Program and its requirements, please contact EPLC Executive Director Ron Cowell at 412-298-4796 or COWELL@EPLC.ORG
The Education Policy and Leadership Center | P.O. Box 25, Camp Hill, PA 17001
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