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Partial Eclipse From Afar

After some discussion we planned the flight to be from Leicester Racecourse where the BBC were holding a event for the public, with mainly school groups in the morning and open to everyone in the evening.
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Raspberry Pi: How To Get Started

Raspberry Pi is a low cost, case-less computer, the size of a credit card. It plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. The device was created to be a low-cast computer that would enable kids to play around with computer projects and programming without fear of an expensive mistake. Continue reading “Raspberry Pi: How To Get Started”

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Amazon Holiday Delivery Woes: Send In the Drones! or NOT!!

Have you seen all that stuff in the news about Amazon’s proposed new delivery method? At first glance, it looked like an April Fool’s joke – but then I remembered it was December. Then…Didn’t get what you expected under the tree? It’s probably marooned in a package delivery center. Following widespread complaints about absent packages, Amazon says it is refunding shipping charges and offering $20 gift cards to customers whose gifts weren’t delivered in time for Christmas Day. UPS and FedEx are conceding that they were overwhelmed by last-minute orders and bad weather, causing unexpected delays in the delivery of some packages. The overall volume of online orders for the holidays appears to have exceeded expectations. Continue reading “Amazon Holiday Delivery Woes: Send In the Drones! or NOT!!”

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Raspberry Pi Supercomputer

Computational Engineers at the University of Southampton have built a supercomputer from 64 Raspberry Pi computers and Lego.

The team, led by Professor Simon Cox, consisted of Richard Boardman, Andy Everett, Steven Johnston, Gereon Kaiping, Neil O’Brien, Mark Scott and Oz Parchment, along with Professor Cox’s son James Cox (aged 6) who provided specialist support on Lego and system testing. Continue reading “Raspberry Pi Supercomputer”

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FM Stream Tech

The Raspberry Pi is being used increasingly in professional products and industrial applications, and this one from Artica and partners is one of most impressive yet. I can’t better their own description of FM Stream as “a beautiful, low cost, carrier grade rack of FM tuners, IP/Internet encoders and broadcasters, using nothing but RaspberryPis, Arduinos, clever electronics, neat mechanics, a shiny aluminium case and lots of passion. Continue reading “FM Stream Tech”