Endangered rhinos in Kenya are being monitored with the aid of several Raspberry Pi computers
. The bare-bones machines are controlling cameras to help form a cyber 'safety net' watching remote areas of the Tsavo National Park. The cameras will help rangers keep an eye on regions they do not usually patrol to spot rhinos or poachers. Images grabbed by the gadgets will be uploaded via satellite and available to anyone via a mobile app.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has released downloadable software to make it easier for users
to get started with the device. "The Raspberry Pi is a great platform if your parent is an engineer or you have a teacher who is an enthusiast, but if you don't have a tech-savvy adult to hand it can be quite a technical operation," Mr Upton told the BBC." Noobs (New Out of the Box Software) comes as a compressed zip file that can be downloaded to a SD card. Some say that this is 'dumbing down' the Pi, but what do you think? Join in our discussion
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This month's E&T magazine
focuses on Raspberry Pi.
Google has donated 15,000 Raspberry Pi Model B computers
to school children in the UK. The grant is part of the internet search giant's Google Giving initiative and aims to get children learning to code in schools.
A free ebook is now available
about the Raspberry Pi and designed for beginners.
University of Manchester scientists have come up with a unique deterrent for hungry dieters – a talking, tweeting chicken guarding their cupboards
. The chicken, which not only barks out orders to sneaky snackers, but even tweets that person’s Twitter account to publicly shame them if they stray, uses a Raspberry Pi – a tiny, single-board computer.
The Raspberry Pi computer has sold more than 1 million units
since its launch in early 2012. Developed by the UK-based Raspberry Pi Foundation, the credit-card-sized PC took less than a year to reach the milestone, having gone on sale last February.
PA Consulting has taken a standard Raspberry Pi and used it to create a tiny GSM basestation
in an attempt to show how this class of hardware can be used to build relatively complex products.
Tim Cox, one of the founders of MagPi has started a discussion
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The Raspberry Pi Store
has now arrived! Developed so that users who have created content for their Pi can share it in an easy and user friendly way.
12 year old wins Raspberry Pi coding contest
with his code PySnap, which turned his Raspberry Pi into a time-lapse camera.