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The Pi Cast Celebrates 10 Years of Raspberry Pi: Episodes With LadyAda, Eben Upton, and More

Various models of Raspberry Pi in the shape of the number 10
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It’s hard to believe but the Raspberry Pi has been around for almost decade now, having launched on February 29th, 2012. In that time, the Pi has become more than just a computer; it’s the center of a vast community that brings together students, teachers, professionals, and enthusiasts to push the boundaries of technology. On any given day, you'll find professional engineers and IT managers using Raspberry PI it for serious work or makers working on some of the best Raspberry Pi Projects, including robots, AI-driven cameras and smart-home devices. 

As we approach the 10-year anniversary of its launch, we will be exploring the history of the Raspberry Pi and the powerful ecosystem that surrounds it on the next seven episodes of the Tom's Hardware Pi Cast, our weekly Pi-themed show. Broadcast live on Tuesdays at 7:30 pm UTC (UK Time) / 2:30 pm ET, the Pi Cast showcases the latest in Raspberry Pi-related technology and celebrates the best projects. 

Join us as we bring in industry leaders, project developers, and even the original creators of the first Raspberry Pi—Pete Lomas and Eben Upton for a series of special episodes. As always, if you tune in during the stream using YouTube or Facebook, we'll be taking your questions live and, if you can't make it, all episodes are available for later viewing on the Tom's Hardware YouTube channel.

Below, we have a schedule of guests, along with embeds to the broadcasts, leading up to and including the February 28th anniversary episode, which will air on a Monday to coincide as closely as possible with the exact anniversary.

Pi Cast Schedule: Raspberry Pi 10th Anniversary Episodes

DateGuestSummary
1/18/22James AdamsReflecting on the Raspberry Pi Design Legacy
1/25/22Pete LomasRaspberry Pi Community
2/1/22Richard Hayler and Dave HonessBlasting Off with Astropi
2/8/22Tim RichardsonPi Wars Steps into the Octagon
2/15/22Paul Beech (Pimoroni) and Limor Fried (Adafruit)Behind the Scenes with Raspberry Pi Resellers
2/22/22Martin O'Hanlon and James RobinsonRaspberry Pi Education
2/28/22Eben Upton and Pete LomasRaspberry Pi 10th Anniversary Special

Episodes and Guests

All episodes air on Tuesdays at 7:30 pm UTC / 2:30 pm ET, with the exception of our February 28th broadcast with Eben Upton and Pete Lomas. 

January 18: Raspberry Pi Designer James Adams

James Adams

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James Adams brings 9 years of Raspberry Pi experience to the table having been a part of the design team behind the Raspberry Pi 2. He’s currently the Chief Operating Officer of Raspberry Pi Ltd and works as a hardware lead for board developments. Adams will be digging into the Raspberry Pi design process and showing off a few prototype boards. 

January 25: Raspberry Pi Co-Founder Pete Lomas

If you love the Raspberry Pi, chances are that you have been to, or know of the Raspberry Jam network of community groups.

Raspberry Jam brings Pi fans together from all over the world to share their projects and discuss all things Pi. Les will be sharing his experiences with Raspberry Pi Jam and explore its impact on the Raspberry Pi community. 

Pete Lomas

(Image credit: Twitter, Pete Lomas)

Pete Lomas is the co-creator of the Raspberry Pi. Without Lomas, the Pi wouldn’t be what we know it as today. Pete is instrumental to the Raspberry Pi community. He has travelled the length and breadth of the United Kingdom in Pi Force One (his Raspberry Pi branded car) supporting grass roots community events and his own local Raspberry Jam. Pete will be talking about the Raspberry Pi community and his memories from a decade of events.

February 1: Richard Hayler and Dave Honess Talk Astro Pi

Richard Hayler

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Raspberry Pi Programme Manager Richard Hayler has taken everyone's favorite single-board computer to new heights with Astro Pi. This project is responsible for putting a two, custom-built Raspberry Pi boards on the International Space Station where they run programs written by students. Richard joins us to share a glimpse at the history behind this space-faring Pi project and talk about future projects including "Mission Zero."

Dave Honess

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Dave Honess was there at the beginning of the Astro Pi project. From 2014 to 2018 Honess was part of the Raspberry Pi Foundation and was instrumental in "launching" the Astro Pi project. In 2018 Honess started work at HE Space for ESA (European Space Agency) Education as a STEM Didactics Expert. Honess will be talking about the early days of the Astro Pi project and his work with ESA Education.

February 8: Talking Pi Wars with Tim Richardson

Tim Richardson

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Tim Richardson and Michael Horne are the masterminds behind Pi Wars—a non-destructive full scale robotics competition with a variety of challenges for makers to overcome. 

Pi Wars is open to makers on a global scale and is known for bringing plenty of makers with clever designs. Tim will join The Pi Cast to tell all about the experience, history, and future of Pi Wars. 

February 15: Limor "Ladyada" Fried and Paul Beech of Pimoroni

Adafruit and Pimoroni are the two most important creators of Raspberry Pi-related products, including a slew of HATs, add-on boards and kits. Adafruit Founder Limor "Ladyada" Fried and Pimoroni Co-Founder Paul Beech join us to talk about their favorite Pi products and what's next.

Limor "LadyAda" Fried

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Limor Fried, also known as LadyAda, is the creative force and founder of Adafruit—one of the most well-known microelectronics manufacturers around. They not only sell Raspberry Pi products but also produce a variety of custom boards of their own. 

Paul Beech

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If you need Raspberry Pi accessories, odds are that you can find what you need at Pimoroni. Paul Beech is a co-founder of this popular Raspberry Pi reseller and will be joining us to share his insights as a vendor for the Pi, microelectronics accessories and exclusive Pimoroni products. Beech is also the designer behind the Raspberry Pi logo.

February 22: Raspberry Pi Educational Outreach with Martin O'Hanlon and James Robinson

The Raspberry Pi is much more than just a computer. A large chunk of Raspberry Pi is its educational outreach which sees the Raspberry Pi Foundation working with educators from across the globe. In a decade we have seen its in-person educational event "Picademy" deliver Pi related lessons to countless educators, and now Raspberry Pi is part of the National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) working to deliver more support via online resources.

Martin O'Hanlon from the Raspberry Pi Foundation

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 Martin O’Hanlon is a senior learning manager at the Raspberry Pi Foundation and responsible for many of the learning projects. He created the BlueDot Bluetooth controller library and mcpi, a Minecraft library for Python. O’Hanlon has been in the Raspberry Pi community since the early days and has been part of the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s Picademy team. Martin will be talking about the history of Picademy and his work at the Raspberry Pi Foundation.

Image of James Robinson

(Image credit: James Robinson / Twitter)

James Robinson is an ex- teacher and now manages the Raspberry Pi Foundation's training programmes. James took over Picademy from Carrie Anne Philbin until it ended. James led Skycademy, a specialist high altitude ballooing inspired Raspberry Pi training event which saw educators launch their Raspberry Pis into a low orbit of the Earth. There they would take pictures and collect data until falling back to Earth.

February 28: Raspberry Pi Founders Eben Upton and Pete Lomas

The first Raspberry Pi went on sale on February 29th, 2012. Since that's a leap year we won't experience in 2022, the official anniversary date is February 28th, a Monday. On this special episode, we will talk with Pi Cofounders Eben Upton and Pete Lomas, who will take your questions live.

Pete Lomas

(Image credit: Twitter, Pete Lomas)

Pete Lomas is the co-creator of the Raspberry Pi. Without Lomas, the Pi wouldn’t be what we know it as today. According to Pete, his original intention was to create a platform that would help open students to the world of software and hardware based electronics development. He joins us with co-creator Eben Upton to celebrate the Raspberry Pi’s 10th anniversary. 

Eben Upton

(Image credit: Eben Upton)

Eben Upton is the co-founder of the Raspberry Pi and active CEO of Raspberry Pi Ltd. What started as a small scale initiative that delivered 10,000 Pis to Cambridge University students has gradually grown into a global community. Upton joins us for the 10-year anniversary to elaborate on the experience and celebrate its successes. 

Ash Hill
Ash Hill

Ash Hill is a Freelance News and Features Writer at Tom's Hardware US. She manages the Pi projects of the month and much of our daily Raspberry Pi reporting.