For my fourth Raspberry PI weather balloon flight I wanted to pack as much into the flight as I could, making full use of what the Pi has to offer:
- 3G link for video and backup telemetry
- Send telemetry over 3G from the launch site
- A live video stream from payload itself, with telemetry overlay, before and for the first few seconds of launch site, over 3G
- Radio telemetry and SSDV images as usual
- Transmit larger photos than before, using twice the transmission speed
- Switch to taking and sending even larger photos when above 30km
- Take full-size images for storage on the SD card
- 3G to automatically reconnect on landing
- Send the landing position over 3G
- Live video stream from the landing site (hopefully in the middle of an empty field)
- Upload all images to a web server by ftp after landing
Saturday, December 12, 2015
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Bodmin College PL31 1DD
Lead : Steve Amor (maker of Bert and Ernie the Mission to Mars robots and the Scratch Traffic Lights)
Come along to Cornwall’s First Tech Jam. Bring your own Raspberry Pi or come and play with own of ours. You can learn how to switch it on, or join in with building a robot.
Please note this is an event in progress, please register via Mitingu above or via meetup group event – all welcome
Minecraft – three Pi’s networked running Minecraft with some programming exercises.Physical Computing – three Pi’s with breadboard and an LED. Or two Pi’s with the full size traffic lights.Surgery – for people having problems with their own Pi’s and/or wanting to learn more about them.Show & Tell – for students to show off any of their own projects / programs (don’t have to be Pi based).Robot Worksop – build a robot.Robots and iPads – the colleges Pi robots.
Mike has: V2 Pi’sThe traffic lights Lorraine has: the integrated keyboards/mice/monitors for use with the Pi’s (how long do the batteries last given this is an all day event)the robots and iPads (do these need charging up and checking/testing) Kev Bath will order/bring: Robot kits to build
Volunteers (Peter Mellet has said he’ll help. Kevin showed a lot of interest). I’ll put a request out on SLACK and CMDG.Printing out work sheets.
Bert and Ernie promote Mission to Mars 2016?
a work in progress please contact us if you would like to help – all welcome to join [masked]
Cornwall Tech Week Event
A computer anyone can use to learn, play and create.
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Pi-Top focuses on teaching people how to create real hardware. Online and integrated lesson plans teach you how to understand electronics, create Printed Circuit Boards, and 3D print objects.
Pi-Top comes with an injection moulded case so you can build Pi-Top on day one. Every kit also comes with 3D printing files so you can print your own Pi-Top case!
A new booklet by the MagPi. It is a PDF but it looks useful and by buying it you can sponsor the Pi foundation!
In short: if you’re one of the many Raspberry Pi users not comfortable when faced with the command prompt, don’t panic! Conquer the Command Line is designed to help you feel at home, and equip you with the skills you need to find your way around the Raspberry Pi terminal (or any other GNU/Linux computer for that matter).
Here’s a quick breakdown of what you can expect to learn:
Read and write text files
Find and install software
Manage removable storage
Use Secure Shell for remote access
Create Raspberry Pi SD cards
Customise the command line
and much, much more.
Lauren sent in this amazing Raspberry Pi/Arduino Kids entertainment system with a digital combination lock for parental controls and timer function. via buildxyzkids
The build is complete and far more reliable then I anticipated. The specs/features are as follows:
Raspberry Pi2, 900MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU, 1GB RAM, 4 USB ports
USB Wifi Dongle
Arduino Uno Power/Parental Controls
10 Port USB Hub
Integrated Power Yamaha Computer Speakers
22″ w2207h HP Monitor
Laser cut details
3D Printed details