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trains
All across the UK, you’ll find train departure boards on station platforms that look like this: They’ve looked this way for as long as I can remember (before they were digital dot-matrix displays, they were made from those flappy bits of plastic with letters of the alphabet and numbers printed on them, which whirled round … Continue reading →
Artist Steve Messam is celebrating the North of England’s historic role in railway innovation with 16 Raspberry Pi–controlled steam engine whistles around the city of Newcastle. The Great Exhibition of the North The Great Exhibition of the North is a summer-long celebration of the pioneering spirit of the North of England. Running over 80 days, … Continue reading →
The what, you say? Easy. It’s a sketchpad. For Great Western Railway locomotives. Alec Bray built the GWR Locomotive Sketchpad to allow you to design and mock-up steam locomotives based on the design principles of the Great Western Railway. (Not the most unexpected use of a Pi we’ve come across yet, but it’s right up … Continue reading →