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Archive for March, 2013

Battery powered computer – Raspberry Pi using AA or D size batteries

Sunday, March 31st, 2013

A feature of the Raspberry Pi is that it uses very little power for a computer. Admittedly it takes a lot more power than a micro-controller (such as an Arduino), but it’s still low enough to consider running it from batteries. I first did some testing with using a battery powered Raspberry Pi to help […]

Runner up in the PA Consulting Raspberry Pi competition

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

During last year I entered into the PA Consulting Raspberry Pi competition. The aim to “Make the world a better place” using the Raspberry Pi computer. My entry was the Kidsafe family Internet filter proxy. I reached the final which was held last week. I had a great day meeting the staff at PA Consulting […]

Happy 1st birthday to the Raspberry Pi

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Congratulations to the Raspberry Pi foundation as the Pi is now´╗┐ 1 Year old today! The $25 (or $32 for the model B) computer that has been a run-away success. I’m celebrating by ordering my 5th one exactly a year after my first. Hopefully delivery should be a lot quicker this time – ETA 1 […]

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