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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 →
This morning, our two new Astro Pi units launched into space. Actual, real-life space. The new Astro Pi units each consist of a Raspberry Pi computer with a Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera and a host of sensors, all housed inside a special space-ready case that makes the hardware suitable for the International Space Station… … Continue reading →
We’re super excited to announce that the European Astro Pi Challenge is back for another year of amazing space-based coding adventures. This time we are delighted to tell you that we’re upgrading the Raspberry Pi computers on the International Space Station (ISS) and adding new hardware to expand the range of experiments that young people… … Continue reading →
The Raspberry Pi Foundation and ESA Education are excited to announce the winners and highly commended Mission Space Lab teams of the 2020/21 European Astro Pi Challenge! In Mission Space Lab, teams of young people aged up to 19 create scientific experiments that run on the International Space Station’s two Astro Pi computers — space-hardened… … Continue reading →
Do you know young people who dream of sending something to space? You can help them make that dream a reality! We’re calling on educators, club leaders, and parents to inspire young people to develop their digital skills by participating in this year’s European Astro Pi Challenge. The European Astro Pi Challenge, which we run… … Continue reading →
You can now watch and share this week’s recorded live stream session on YouTube! This week you’ll get… … Continue reading →
The team at Raspberry Pi and our partner ESA Education are pleased to announce the winning and highly commended Mission Space Lab teams of the 2019–20 European Astro Pi Challenge! Mission Space Lab sees teams of young people across Europe design, create, and deploy experiments running on Astro Pi computers aboard the International Space Station.… … Continue reading →
The team at the Raspberry Pi Foundation, in collaboration with ESA Education, is excited to announce that all of this year’s successful Astro Pi programs have now run aboard the International Space Station (ISS)! Record numbers of young people took part in Astro Pi Mission Zero This year, a record 6351 teams of students and… … Continue reading →
Digital Making at Home officially launched six weeks ago…SIX WEEKS AGO! Hooray to us for continuing to practice… … 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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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. Astro Pi is an annual science and coding challenge where student-written code is run on the International Space Station under the oversight of an ESA… … 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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
Stop! Before you read anything please watch NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman giving us a quick fly-through of the ISS. In the video you see various computers and screens on the walls and it’s crazy to think that two Raspberry Pis will soon be there alongside them. Even crazier to think that you can get your… … Continue reading →
When I first joined the Raspberry Pi Foundation, over a year ago now, one of my first assignments was to build a weather station around the Raspberry Pi. Thanks to our friends at Oracle (the large US database company), the Foundation received a grant not only to design and build a Raspberry Pi weather station… … Continue reading →
Dave: We’re really happy to announce a new project in partnership with British ESA Astronaut Tim Peake, UK Space and the European Space Agency: we’re sending Raspberry Pis to the International Space Station! Read on to find out how to get your code running on them… Leading UK space organisations have joined forces with British… … Continue reading →
Table of Contents: INTRODUCTION What is a Raspberry Pi? Can I buy shares in the Raspberry Pi Foundation? BUYING AND SHIPPING Where can I buy a Raspberry Pi? How much does it cost? What do I get when I buy one? Why is the price in US Dollars? You are a UK company! Can I… … Continue reading →
Liz: Last week’s Cambridge Raspberry Jam was one of the biggest yet. I asked the organisers, Michael Horne (whom you might know as Recantha: he has a brilliant Raspberry Pi blog, which you should check out) and Tim Richardson, whether they’d be prepared to write a guest post for us about the event. They’ve done… … Continue reading →
We’ve been very keen to see schools set up high altitude ballooning (HAB) projects with the Pi. HAB is a stupendously rewarding and challenging way to get some really good cross-curricular work done, requiring skills in maths, computing, physics, geography and chemistry. So we were super-chuffed to get this email from Samuel Bancroft, a school… … Continue reading →