It appears you have not yet registered with our community. To register please click here...

Go Back [M] > Madshrimps > WebNews
Raspberry Pi to float on around the world Raspberry Pi to float on around the world
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Raspberry Pi to float on around the world
Thread Tools
Old 29th June 2012, 06:23   #1
[M] Reviewer
Stefan Mileschin's Avatar
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Romania
Posts: 97,507
Stefan Mileschin Freshly Registered
Default Raspberry Pi to float on around the world

The tiny British computer, the Raspberry Pi, has ambitions to float around the world.

The credit card sized computer that costs next to nothing is about to become the brain of a tiny boat that its developer wants to cross the Atlantic Ocean unaided.

Dubbed FishPi, the boat will be made of a Raspberry Pi computer strapped to a solar panel and encased in a model boat. It will be then expected to get across the sea without sinking.

The developer Greg Holloway was quoted on Raspberry Pi's bog as saying that his model boat will have to cope with 25-foot waves, 100km/h winds, torrential rain, lightning, mermaids and the occasional sea monster.

So far, a Raspberry Pi's ability to deal with being turned into a Jonah has never been tested as it is not on anyone's list.

FishPi will be powered by a 130watt solar panel, so there will be no masts or sails - it will use batteries, charged by the solar panel.

On-board will be a compass, GPS and camera so we always know where the boat is.

If the project does get off the ground, then it could mean that the oceans will be packed full of model boats being powered by budget British computers. It will be just like the days when Britannia ruled the waves, only on a much smaller scale.
Stefan Mileschin is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Chromium OS gets ported to Raspberry Pi Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 21st June 2012 09:31
raspberry pi Jerre Hardware Overclocking and Case Modding 0 11th June 2012 20:38
The Raspberry Pi's here, and it's awesome Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 31st May 2012 08:59
ISS ready for new zero-g experiments, students asked to float ideas Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 8th May 2012 06:19
Adafruit Intros Prototyping Kit for Raspberry Pi Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 27th April 2012 08:57
Raspberry Pi Faces Another Hurdle: CE Mark Requirement Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 3rd April 2012 07:39
Raspberry Pi Suffers Minor Production Glitch Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 12th March 2012 07:08
Raspberry Pi Now Selling Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 29th February 2012 07:23
Fedora Remix for Raspberry Pi Released Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 22nd February 2012 07:33
'Raspberry' Computer Should be Available in January Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 26th December 2011 06:25

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 07:13.

Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO