Posts Tagged ‘Raspberry Pi’

Pi Friday – May Edition

A very popular thing to do with a Pi is make some variety of robot; maybe a crawler or wheeled vehicle or a manipulator arm or perhaps something a bit wilder like a humaniod or even an eight armed pogo-stick-using nightmare from the depths of your id.

The common thread between almost all of these projects is a need to make model servos move around to drive those arms and legs in a suitably threatening manner.

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Happy New Raspberry Pi Day!

Happy Pi Day! And happy new Raspberry Pi Day as well! That’s right – there is a new Raspberry Pi on the market! The Raspberry Pi 3+ is a slightly improved version of the original Raspberry Pi 3. The 3+ sees a modest increase in CPU speed (1.4GHz) , Dual Band 802.11ac WiFi, and improved Ethernet speed.

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Raspberry Pi 6th Birthday Jam

The Raspberry Pi 6th birthday is coming and this year we are celebrating with a Raspberry Pi Jam, hosted here, at BC Robotics! So what is a Pi Jam? It is a chance to learn about the Raspberry Pi, try one out, find out about cool accessories, and talk to an expert – Tim Rowledge!

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Intro to Raspberry Pi Workshop

This Saturday November 18th we will be hosting an Introduction to Raspberry Pi workshop. This workshop aims to guide you through the initial steps of setting up your Raspberry Pi, how to find and install software, how to connect to your Pi from another computer, and how to find information and help when you get stuck.

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The Replica AstroPi Case

For the past few months we have been watching a replica of one of the coolest Raspberry Pi cases ever made come to life. The original AstroPi Flight Case was first unveiled in 2015, and cost equivalent of $5000 CAD. Much of this extreme cost had to do with where it was going – the International Space Station.

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