151 results for temperature
Following a post-Christmas decision to keep illuminated decorations on her stairway bannister throughout the year, Lorraine Underwood found a new purpose for a strip of NeoPixels she had lying around. Lorraine Underwood on Twitter Changed the stair lights from a string to a strip & they look awesome! #neopixel #raspberrypi https://t.co/dksLwy1SE1 Simply running the lights up the … Continue reading →
We see a lot of Raspberry Pis being used as security cameras – check out this fine example that we blogged back in 2013 – they’re a cheap and effective solution for people who want to deter burglars and vandals. The good folks at Adafruit had one of those ideas that makes you slap yourself in the … Continue reading →
Determined to redress the moggie-doggie bias of the internet Lauren Orsini decided to use a Raspberry Pi and a waterproof temperature sensor to monitor her fish tank. It’s not a recent project but it deserves a place here because it’s such a brilliant introduction to physical computing on the Raspberry Pi: one sensor, one purpose … Continue reading →
The system on a chip (SoC) of the Raspberry Pi has a temperature sensor that can be used to measure its temperature from the command line. It can provide information on how much heat the chip has generated during operation and also report on the temperature of the environment. This project’s aim is to create … Continue reading →
If you own a 3D printer, you’ll likely have at least heard of OctoPrint, created by Gina Häußge and maintained by her and Guy Sheffer! OctoPrint has the potential to transform your 3D printing workflow for the better, and it’s very easy to set up. This guide will take you through the setup process step … Continue reading →
You might have a baby/dog/hamster that you want to keep an eye on when you’re not there. We understand: they’re lovely, especially hamsters. Here’s how HackSpace magazine contributor Dr Andrew Lewis built a Raspberry Pi baby cam to watch over his small creatures… Wireless baby monitors You can get wireless baby monitors that have a … Continue reading →
Raspberry Pi 4 just got a lot cooler! The last four months of firmware updates have taken over half a watt out of idle power and nearly a watt out of fully loaded power. For The MagPi magazine, Gareth Halfacree gets testing. Raspberry Pi 4 Model B Raspberry Pi 4 launched with a wealth of … Continue reading →
Plant scientists and agronomists use growth chambers to provide consistent growing conditions for the plants they study. This reduces confounding variables – inconsistent temperature or light levels, for example – that could render the results of their experiments less meaningful. To make sure that conditions really are consistent both within and between growth chambers, which … Continue reading →
On my holidays this year I enjoyed a walk in the Brecon Beacons. We set out nice and early, walked 22km through some of the best scenery in Britain, got a cup of tea from the snack van on the A470, and caught our bus home. “I enjoyed that walk,” I thought, “and I’d like … Continue reading →
You can see how the skies above Stonehenge affect the iconic stones via a web browser thanks to a Raspberry Pi computer. Stonehenge Stonehenge is Britain’s greatest monument and it currently attracts more than 1.5 million visitors each year. It’s possible to walk around the iconic stone circle and visit the Neolithic houses outside the … Continue reading →
Chris Aviles, aka the teacher we all wish we’d had when we were at school, discusses how his school is in New Jersey is directly linking data with life itself… Over to you, Chris. Every year, our students take federal or state-mandated testing, but what significant changes have we made to their education with the … Continue reading →
Each year, the European Astro Pi Challenge allows students and young people in ESA Member States (or Slovenia, Canada, or Malta) to write code for their own experiments, which could run on two Raspberry Pi units aboard the International Space Station. The Astro Pi Challenge is a lot of fun, it’s about space, and so that … Continue reading →
You can now install and use Scratch 3 Desktop for Raspbian on your Raspberry Pi! Scratch 3 Scratch 3 was released in January this year, and since then we and the Scratch team have put lots of work into creating an offline version for Raspberry Pi. The new version of Scratch has a significantly improved … Continue reading →
[Today’s temperatures are set to reach a whopping 38ºC/101ºF degrees in the UK, and none of us know what to do with ourselves. This doesn’t happen here and we have nothing prepared: we live in a society devoid of air conditioning, and we’re are unable to comprehend weather conditions more friendly than a slight chill … Continue reading →
In an effort to save themselves and fellow biologists hours of time each week, Team IoHeat are currently prototyping a device that allows solutions to be heated while they are still in cold storage. Saving time in the lab As they explain in their prototype write-up: As scientists working with living organisms (from single cells … Continue reading →
As their new YouTube video shows, the team at T3ch Flicks have been hard at work, designing and prototyping a smart buoy for marine conservation research. Smart-Buoy Series [Summary] We all love the seaside, right? Whether that’s the English seaside with ice creams and muddy piers or the Caribbean, with white sand beaches fringed by palm … Continue reading →
NASA scientist Dr Jamie Molaro plans to conduct potentially ground-breaking research using a Raspberry Pi seismometer and a mini rover. In the summer of 2018, engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory built a mini planetary rover with the aim of letting students, hobbyists, and enthusiasts create one for themselves. It uses commercial off-the-shelf parts and … Continue reading →
Amid all the furore about the release of a certain new piece of hardware, some people may have missed that we have also released a new version of Raspbian. While this is required for Raspberry Pi 4, we’ve always tried to maintain software backwards-compatibility with older hardware, and so the standard Raspbian image for all … Continue reading →
This is your periodic reminder that there are two Raspberry Pi computers in space! That’s right — our Astro Pi units Ed and Izzy have called the International Space Station home since 2016, and we are proud to work with ESA Education to run the European Astro Pi Challenge, which allows students to conduct scientific … Continue reading →
We spent the weekend knee-deep in marinade. (Top tip: if you’re brining something big, like a particularly plump chicken, buy a cheap kitchen bin. The depth makes it much easier than juggling near-overflowing buckets. And when you’re finished, you have a spare bin.) If you’re a serious barbecue jockey, you’ll want to know about Bryan … Continue reading →
In honour of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing, this year’s Pi Wars was space-themed. Visitors to the two-day event — held at the University of Cambridge in March — were lucky enough to witness a number of competitors and demonstration space-themed robots in action. Among the most impressive was the Yuri 3 … Continue reading →
A simple Raspberry Pi camera setup is helping staff at the Victoria and Albert Museum track and identify insects that are threatening priceless exhibits. The problem with bugs Bugs: there’s no escaping them. Whether it’s ants in your kitchen or cockroaches in your post-apocalyptic fallout shelter, insects have a habit of inconveniently infesting edifices, intent on damaging beloved belongings. … Continue reading →
Today we bring you the latest iteration of the Raspberry Pi Compute Module series: Compute Module 3+ (CM3+). This newest version of our flexible board for industrial applications offers over ten times the ARM performance, twice the RAM capacity, and up to eight times the Flash capacity of the original Compute Module. A long time … Continue reading →
In Hello World issue 7, Steven Weir introduces a Raspberry Pi into the classroom to monitor a classic science experiment. A Raspberry Pi can be used to monitor the reaction between hydrochloric acid and sodium thiosulphate to complement a popular GCSE Chemistry practical. The rate of reaction between hydrochloric acid and sodium thiosulphate is typically … Continue reading →
In HackSpace magazine issue 14, out today, Cameron Norris writes about how citizen scientists at Tokyo Hackerspace took on the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Safecast is an independent citizen science project that emerged in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster to provide accurate, unbiased, and credible data on radiation exposure in Japan. On 11 March 2011, … Continue reading →
If you’ve ever had a pet fish, even the saddest of fairground goldfish, you’ll appreciate how much work and attention they require. And to those who have never owned a fish: believe me, it’s more than you’d assume. And the moment you upgrade from goldfish to brightly coloured, tropical beauties, and replace the standard silk … Continue reading →
Every year for the last five years, Hour of Code has encouraged school students to spend just one hour writing some code, in the hope that they get bitten by the bug rather than generating too many bugs! This year, you can find activities from the Raspberry Pi Foundation, Code Club, and CoderDojo on the … Continue reading →
You know how it is. You move into a house that used to be a pub, and you can’t bring yourself to do away with the bar. In fact, after several years of planning, you find yourself buying a hand pump on eBay, and a polypin of craft ale from the local microbrewery. Suddenly, you’re … Continue reading →
The friendly people at Argon40, one of our Approved Resellers in Hong Kong, have an already-successful Kickstarter on the go for their Argon ONE Raspberry Pi case. I’ve got one of them on my desk at the moment. It’s a very pleasing object. “That’s quite nice,” enthuses Gordon, who isn’t very good at enthusing. The … Continue reading →
I had an email a little while ago, which opened: “I don’t know if you remember me, but…” As it happens, I remembered Andy Baker very well, in large part because an indoor autonomous drone demo he ran at a Raspberry Pi birthday party a couple of years ago ACTUALLY CAUGHT FIRE. Here’s a refresher. … Continue reading →
In March 2018 we announced the launch of Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+. One of the many features added to the new board was the ability to be powered through Power over Ethernet (PoE) with a HAT. We are really pleased to announce that the PoE HAT is on sale from today. The HAT connects … Continue reading →
The sun is actually shining here in Cambridge, and with it, summer-themed Raspberry Pi projects are sprouting like mushrooms across our UK-based community (even though mushrooms don’t like hot weather…). So we thought we’d gather some of our favourite Pi-powered projects perfect for the sun-drenched outdoors. Air quality monitors and solar radiation With the sun … Continue reading →
In today’s guest post, we’ll hear from Prastik Mohanraj. He’s a part of the Fesentience project team at the Engineering and Science University Magnet school (ESUMS) in Connecticut, USA, and a student of Raspberry Pi Certified Educator Leon Tynes. Prastik shares his story of creating an incubator device using the Raspberry Pi to help young … Continue reading →
The German charity Save Nemo works to protect coral reefs, and they are developing Nemo-Pi, an underwater “weather station” that monitors ocean conditions. Right now, you can vote for Save Nemo in the Google.org Impact Challenge. Save Nemo The organisation says there are two major threats to coral reefs: divers, and climate change. To make … Continue reading →
Three soldiers in the British Army have used a Raspberry Pi to build an autonomous robot, as part of their Foreman of Signals course. Meet The Soldiers Revolutionising Bomb Disposal Three soldiers from Blandford Camp have successfully designed and built an autonomous robot as part of their Foreman of Signals Course at the Dorset Garrison. … Continue reading →
Attention, case modders: take a look at the Brutus 2, an extremely snazzy computer case with a partly transparent, animated side panel that’s powered by a Pi. Daniel Otto and Carsten Lehman have a current crowdfunder for the case; their video is in German, but the looks of the build speak for themselves. There are … Continue reading →
At the moment I’m spending my evenings watching all of Star Trek in order. Yes, I have watched it before (but with some really big gaps). Yes, including the animated series (I’m up to The Terratin Incident). So I’m gratified to find this beautiful The Original Series–style tricorder build. Star Trek Tricorder with Working Display! … Continue reading →
We love Mugsy, the Raspberry Pi coffee robot that has smashed its crowdfunding goal within days! Our latest YouTube video shows our catch-up with Mugsy and its creator Matthew Oswald at Maker Faire New York last year. MUGSY THE RASPBERRY PI COFFEE ROBOT #MFNYC Uploaded by Raspberry Pi on 2018-03-22. Mugsy Labelled ‘the world’s first hackable, … Continue reading →
Here’s a long post. We think you’ll find it interesting. If you don’t have time to read it all, we recommend you watch this video, which will fill you in with everything you need, and then head straight to the product page to fill yer boots. (We recommend the video anyway, even if you do have … Continue reading →
Every school year, we run the European Astro Pi challenge to find the next generation of space scientists who will program two space-hardened Raspberry Pi units, called Astro Pis, living aboard the International Space Station. Astro Pi Mission Zero The 2017–2018 challenge included the brand-new non-competitive Mission Zero, which guaranteed that participants could have their code … Continue reading →
As we head into 2018 and start looking forward to longer days in the Northern hemisphere, I thought I’d take a look back at last year’s weather using data from Raspberry Pi Oracle Weather Stations. One of the great things about the kit is that as well as uploading all its readings to the shared … Continue reading →
Control and monitor your 3D printer remotely with a Raspberry Pi and OctoPrint. Timelapse of OctoPrint Ornament Printed on a bq Witbox STL file can be found here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:191635 OctoPrint is located here: http://www.octoprint.org 3D printing Whether you have a 3D printer at home or use one at your school or local makerspace, it’s fair … Continue reading →
When James Puderer moved to Lima, Peru, his roadside runs left a rather nasty taste in his mouth. Hit by the pollution from old diesel cars in the area, he decided to monitor the air quality in his new city using Raspberry Pis and the abundant taxies as his tech carriers. Taxi Datalogger – Assembly … Continue reading →
To some people, the idea of a fully autonomous corporation might seem like the beginning of the end. However, while the BitBarista coffee machine prototype can indeed run itself without any human interference, it also teaches a lesson about ethical responsibility and the value of quality. BitBarista Bitcoin coffee machine that engages coffee drinkers in … Continue reading →
Three researchers from Michigan State University have developed a low-cost, open-source fingerprint reader which can detect fake prints. They call it RaspiReader, and they’ve built it using a Raspberry Pi 3 and two Camera Modules. Joshua and his colleagues have just uploaded all the info you need to build your own version — let’s go! … Continue reading →
Did you realise the Sense HAT has been available for over two years now? Used by astronauts on the International Space Station, the exact same hardware is available to you on Earth. With a new Astro Pi challenge just launched, it’s time for a retrospective/roundup/inspiration post about this marvellous bit of kit. The Sense HAT … Continue reading →
Astro Pi is back! Today we’re excited to announce the 2017-18 European Astro Pi challenge in partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA). We are searching for the next generation of space scientists. Inspiring the next generation of space scientists Announcing the 2017-18 European Astro Pi challenge in partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA). It’s open to … Continue reading →
As everyone knows, one of the problems with the weather is that it can be difficult to predict a long time in advance. In the UK we’ve had stormy conditions for weeks but, of course, now that I’ve finished my lightning detector, everything has calmed down. If you’re planning to make scientific measurements of a … Continue reading →
Will bacteria-laden high-altitude balloons help us find life on Mars? Today’s eclipse should bring us closer to an answer. The Eclipse Ballooning Project Having learned of the Eclipse Ballooning Project set to take place today across the USA, a team at NASA couldn’t miss the opportunity to harness the high-flying project for their own experiments. The … Continue reading →
While the rest of us are forced to leave the house to obtain a tasty brew, beer master Christoper Aedo has incorporated a Raspberry Pi into his home brewing system for ultimate ‘sit-back-and-relax’ home-brew home brew. I drink and I know things Having brewed his own beer for several years, Christopher was no novice in … Continue reading →
The Bicrophonic Sonic Bike, created by British sound artist Kaffe Matthews, utilises a Raspberry Pi and GPS signals to map location data and plays music and sound in response to the places you take it on your cycling adventures. What is Bicrophonics? Bicrophonics is about the mobility of sound, experienced and shared within a moving space, … Continue reading →
In our newest resource video, Content and Curriculum Manager Laura Sach introduces viewers to the basics of soldering. Getting started with soldering Learn the basics of how to solder components together, and the safety precautions you need to take. Find a transcript of this video in our accompanying learning resource: raspberrypi.org/learning/getting-started-with-soldering/ So sit down, grab … Continue reading →
OpenEnergyMonitor, who make open-source tools for energy monitoring, have been using Raspberry Pi since we launched in 2012. Like Raspberry Pi, they manufacture their hardware in Wales and send it to people all over the world. We invited co-founder Glyn Hudson to tell us why they do what they do, and how Raspberry Pi helps. … Continue reading →
Last year, we partnered with Trinket to develop a web-based emulator for the Sense HAT, the multipurpose add-on board for the Raspberry Pi. Today, we are proud to announce an exciting new upgrade to the emulator. We hope this will make it even easier for you to design amazing experiments with the Sense HAT! What’s new? … Continue reading →
Multi-talented maker Giorgio Sancristoforo has used a Raspberry Pi and Sense HAT to create Tableau, a generative music album. It’s an innovative idea: the music constantly evolves as it reacts to environmental stimuli like atmospheric pressure, humidity, and temperature. Tableau Generative Album “There is no doubt that, as music is removed by the phonographrecord from the realm … Continue reading →
Allen Pan has wired up his home automation system to be controlled by memorable tunes from the classic Zelda franchise. Zelda Ocarina Controlled Home Automation – Zelda: Ocarina of Time | Sufficiently Advanced With Zelda: Breath of the Wild out on the Nintendo Switch, I made a home automation system based off the Zelda series using the … Continue reading →
Hey there, We had a great time celebrating Pi Day this week. Make sure to check out our Pi Day blog for an amazing video from Creative Mind Frame, plus a new Pi vs. Pie graphic for all your comparison needs. We’ve also updated our YouTube channel with three new videos. Why not spend the … Continue reading →
This column is from The MagPi issue 52. You can download a PDF of the full issue for free, or subscribe to receive the print edition in your mailbox or the digital edition on your tablet. All proceeds from the print and digital editions help the Raspberry Pi Foundation achieve its charitable goals. Alex purchased … Continue reading →
Why it’s taken me seven months to type ‘Star Wars Raspberry Pi’ into Google is beyond me. But this morning, as I sat on a bus in traffic with BB8 in my bag and memories of watching Rogue One last night, the thought finally came to me. Cut to a few moments later, as I … Continue reading →
Update – bug fixes Some users have reported problems with the main menu crashing since installing the PIXEL update. This has been traced to a bug in the icon handling code for the menu which has now been fixed. Some users reported issues with syncing their Google accounts in Chromium. This has been traced to … Continue reading →
Over the last few months, we’ve been working with US-based startup Trinket to develop a web-based emulator for the Sense HAT, the multipurpose add-on board for the Raspberry Pi which is also the core component of the Astro Pi units on the International Space Station. We wanted to provide a unique, free learning resource that brings … Continue reading →
Bees are important. I find myself saying this a lot and, slowly but surely, the media seems to be coming to this realisation too. The plight of the bee is finally being brought to our attention with increasing urgency. In the UK, bee colonies are suffering mass losses. Due to the use of bee-killing fertilisers and pesticides … Continue reading →
General What is the Raspberry Pi Oracle weather station project? What does it do? Why is it in kit form? Who has a weather station? Can my school still get one for free? Can I buy one? Can I make my own? How do I access the data from all the other schools? How do … Continue reading →
We keep a very close eye on the annual Tech4Good competition, and especially the children who are nominated for their BT Young Pioneer award; there are some fiercely smart kids there doing some hugely impressive work. This year’s was a very close field (I would not like to have been judging – there were some extraordinary projects … Continue reading →
The Raspberry Pi official forums are the central online meeting place for the Raspberry Pi community. They’re where you’ll find support from hundreds of thousands (141,183, as of this morning) of other Pi users, including people from our own engineering team; lots of inspiration for your own projects, and loads of advice. You can chat … Continue reading →
Tom Bennet grows Nepenthes, tropical carnivorous plants that I know by the name of pitcher plants. To stay healthy they need a temperature- and humidity-controlled environment, and Tom ensures this by housing them in a terrarium controlled by a Raspberry Pi 3 and Energenie’s Pi-Mote starter kit, which provides an easy way to control mains … Continue reading →
I had to spend a couple of nights in hospital last year – the first time I’d been on a hospital ward in about fifteen years. Things have moved on since my last visit: being me, the difference I really noticed was the huge number of computers, often on wheely trolley devices so they could be pushed around the ward, … Continue reading →
The 5-megapixel visible-light camera board was our first official accessory back in 2013, and it remains one of your favourite add-ons. They’ve found their way into a bunch of fun projects, including telescopes, kites, science lessons and of course the Naturebytes camera trap. It was soon joined by the Pi NoIR infrared-sensitive version, which not … Continue reading →
Right now, two Raspberry Pi computers are orbiting Earth on board the International Space Station. Our intrepid Astro Pi units Izzy and Ed launched in December and were deployed by British ESA astronaut Tim Peake in February. We’ve seen the first part of their animated adventures; now we bring you the second part of their … Continue reading →
So then. Aquaponics. I’d assumed it was something to do with growing underwater plants. Dead wrong. My educative moment occurred at Disneyworld’s Epcot a couple of years ago. There’s a ride called The Land, where, after enduring a selection of creaking dioramas illustrating different US habitats, you’re taken on a little motorised punt thing on a watery track through greenhouses groaning … Continue reading →
A group of people from CERN is using their spare time to build Cosmic Pi, a cosmic ray detector based on a Raspberry Pi. Their goal is to crowdsource the world’s largest cosmic ray telescope by getting the devices into the hands of people and organisations around the globe, collecting data that will help astrophysicists … Continue reading →
Another month – so that means another issue of the official Raspberry Pi magazine! We’ve got a whole host of treats in store for you in our April 2016 edition including your chance to win one of three U:Create Astro Pi kits worth £100/$145. The theme for this issue (and wonderfully realised by Raspberry Pi’s resident illustrator-extraordinaire … Continue reading →
Here’s a little game for your Raspberry Pi and Sense HAT from Dan Aldred. Dan’s a UK teacher (one of those people you wish had been YOUR teacher when you were a kid). So, as always with a Dan resource, he’s made the code available on GitHub to make made sure that kids (and adults) can build … Continue reading →
In common with geeky new parents before and since, blogger Baby R’s Dad felt inspired by the imminent arrival of his child to make something to monitor all the sleeping he hoped the infant would be doing. It really spoils your enjoyment of the three-year-old Nordic Noir you’re finally watching if, on top of your … Continue reading →
We found something rather fabulous on YouTube. Niels Affourtit has taken his home-made underwater drone (or ROV – Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle) from bathtub tests to real-world deployment in a great big lake somewhere in the Netherlands. It’s a sophisticated build – the video below says that it uses an HD camera, the Raspberry Pi, … Continue reading →
Aboard the International Space Station are two specially equipped Raspberry Pi computers, called Astro Pis. They are there to run code written by children and teenagers. Each Astro Pi has a camera, an LED display, buttons, and a joystick. They also have a range of environmental sensors: a gyroscope, a magnetometer, an accelerometer, and sensors … Continue reading →
Don’t stress about it: like you, nobody here has finished their Christmas shopping either. Here’s our annual roundup of the best presents for the Raspberry Pi fan in your life, so you can make them grateful to you all year long. First, and most obviously, we recommend you buy a Raspberry Pi 2 for any Pi-lover who … Continue reading →
It’s been a while since we blogged about Skycademy, the High Altitude Ballooning (HAB) CPD event we ran back in August. However, six weeks on, we have a lot to talk about! Skycademy CPD – August We started back in February with the idea that we’d like to train 24 educators to launch a HAB flight … Continue reading →
A teaching resource using the Sense HAT to teach about Science and the ISS … Continue reading →
In this activity, you will learn how to use the Sense HAT hardware to build a data logging device which can capture a range of information about its immediate environment. The Python program you write will mimic the function of a program being run by British ESA Astronaut Tim Peake as part of the Astro … Continue reading →
When we released Raspberry Pi 2 in February this year, we announced that Microsoft’s Windows 10 IoT Core, a version of Windows 10 for small Internet-of-Things devices that may or may not have a screen, would be available for the device. Since the Windows Insider release of Windows 10 Core in August, we’ve found that … Continue reading →
Altitude Technology have a very interesting Kickstarter campaign that’s just entering its final few days. It’s for an Internet of Things air quality monitoring device called Sensly, and one of the interesting things about it is that it’s available either as a consumer unit or, considerably more cheaply, as a Raspberry Pi HAT. Sensly will … Continue reading →
Liz: Today we’ve got a guest post from our friends at element14, who have been running a competition over the last few months that’s had Raspberry Pi owners making movie magic. Our very own James Adams did the judging, and we’ve really enjoyed seeing the entries – we think you’ll find them as amazing as we … Continue reading →
*Not actually in space yet. Wait till December. Today we have a new product launch: the Sense HAT is now available from the Swag Store, and through our partners RS Components and Premier Farnell/CPC. Here’s a video from Matt Timmons-Brown, freshly released from GCSE exam hell, to show you around. The Sense HAT was originally … Continue reading →
The road to space is long and winding, but the two Astro Pi flight units are almost there! The next thing for us after this is to hand over the final payload to the European Space Agency so it can be loaded onto the Soyuz-45S rocket for launch on December 15th with British ESA Astronaut … Continue reading →
Liz: Here’s another space-themed post from our friends at Wolfram Research, showing how the Wolfram Language can be used to visualize solar eclipses total and partial, past and present, and as seen from Earth, Mars and Jupiter. ____ You may have heard that on March 20 there was a solar eclipse. Depending on where you … Continue reading →
By day, Robert Threet is a systems manager at the University of  Southern Indiana in Evansville. But when he’s not knee-deep in network hardware, he races homing pigeons. Pigeon racing, which I’d always thought was the preserve of people from the north of England with flat caps and whippets (calm yourselves, commenters: my granddad was a man … Continue reading →
Sherry Coutu CBE has been a member of the board of Raspberry Pi Trading for a couple of years now; she’s an exceptionally valuable member of the team, and we’re very grateful to her for donating her time  and expertise to our organisation.   Today we’re really excited to be welcoming Sherry to join the board of … Continue reading →
Just over a week ago now we closed the secondary school phase of the Astro Pi competition after a one week extension to the deadline. Students from all over the UK have uploaded their code hoping that British ESA Astronaut Tim Peake will run it on the ISS later this year! Last week folks from … Continue reading →
If you’re in the UK this week, you’ll hear a lot of people muttering darkly about the big yellow ball in the sky, and how they’re having to mist the bed with water in order to get it cool enough to sleep, or steal fans from their children’s bedrooms, or make makeshift beds on the … Continue reading →
As Chicken Week here at Pi Towers draws to a close, we are all thinking deep thoughts about roasting temperatures and the very best fillings for omelettes. The eggs Dennis Hejselbak is working with are not for omelettes. Dennis, who lives in Denmark, has built a Raspberry Pi-powered incubator, complete with camera. Chicken eggs take … Continue reading →
Two and a half years ago, I found myself sitting in a car with Eben Upton about three days into my new job at Raspberry Pi. We discussed – among other things – everything we wanted to do with the Raspberry Pi hardware and with the products around the Pi. One of the things we discussed … Continue reading →
The Sense HAT is an add-on board for Raspberry Pi, made especially for the Astro Pi mission – it launched to the International Space Station in December 2015 – and is now available to buy. The Sense HAT has an 8×8 RGB LED matrix, a five-button joystick and includes the following sensors: Gyroscope Accelerometer Magnetometer … Continue reading →
Jamie Bailey from Initial State, the Internet of Things (IoT) data solutions company, recently posted this how-to for creating a Beer/Wine Fridge of Awesomeness: How do you take a perfectly good beer or wine fridge and make it awesome? A good start is to have your refrigerator tell you how many bottles are in it, … Continue reading →
Having looked at the chunky outside goodness of the Astro Pi case yesterday it seems only fair to take another look at the heart of the Astro Pi, the Sense HAT. (This is not a conical cap that you put on the really clever kid and stand him in the corner but our add-on board … Continue reading →
You can’t just take a Raspberry Pi into space in your pocket or an old soft scoop ice cream tub. It’s too spiky for one thing. What you need is a block of aluminium the size of your head and some mad milling skills to make the best Pi case ever. Dave Honess explains: The … Continue reading →
Time for an Astro Pi update! The ‘big idea’ phase of the competition, where students were only required to submit an idea, closed at the beginning of April. The fully anonymised judging process took place over two long days at York’s National STEM Centre on the 17th of April. Judging in progress! pic.twitter.com/DJ9deazCYn — Astro … Continue reading →
Since we released Raspberry Pi 2 back in February, a lot of you have been asking questions about how work gets divided between the four cores. David (what’s your last name, David? Let us know and I’ll update this post) in Cambridge has written a remote CPU-monitoring webserver, which outputs a nice scrolling graph of … Continue reading →
Mike “Recantha” Horne mailed me yesterday saying he’d found something that was (and I quote) “ALL KINDS OF COOL”. He also taught me a new word. This project is a paludarium: a created environment that mimics a complete terrestrial and aquatic biome, full of plants and animals that live in water and on land. A bit … Continue reading →
Interested in getting your hands on a PlantPot Bot? You can get your mitts one 1 of the 100 limited edition kits by attending one of our free workshops. Public Workshops The public workshops are open to adult/child partners; You must have someone over 18 years old and someone under 18 years old in your partnership. 11:30 – … Continue reading →