It’s been a given that the Raspberry Pi’s not just for adults. And in this charming animation narrated by two children and Eben Upton, the RPi Foundation shows us the good fun kids can have with this wonderful microcomputer.
The great thing about it? There’s no mention of using it to play video games. Instead, you learn about the thrill of physical computing including how to build a methane alert when your dad is trumping. For American readers unfamiliar with this important term, watching the video reveals the hilarious meaning of this Britishism.
From “Let’s get Physical!” from Raspberry Pi Foundation on Vimeo.
A wonderful gallery of pix from the recently concluded (April) High-Altitude Balloon competition, with entrants from around the world, from young makers to university students to engineers to old DIYers.
Gallery — Global Space Balloon Challenge via Adafruit.
What can you do with a Cubesat?
Lots of things, apparently, like ExoplanetSat and Quakesat.
Cubesats are wonderful entry points for understanding space tech, both for DIYers and even countries who haven’t the budget or resources for large-scale projects. Combine it with an Arduino platform and you’ve still got money left over for a good meal.
The challenge? Getting it up and out…into space. Piggybacking on other rockets is a fine idea, but there’s limited space and a long waiting list. We’re still waiting for the next Elon Musk to build a business model around launch vehicles full of Arduino and Raspberry Pi payloads.
Raspberry Pi – Quick Camera Preview!
In this preview I will be demonstrating the awesome, brand new, official Raspberry Pi Camera Module… I go over all the details of the module, a detailed cl…