ENTRIES TAGGED "hardware"
Unlocking Scientific Data with Python
Most people working on complex software systems have had That Moment, when you throw up your hands and say “If only we could start from scratch!” Generally, it’s not possible. But every now and then, the chance comes along to build a really exciting project from the ground up.
In 2011, I had the chance to participate in just such a project: the acquisition, archiving and database systems which power a brand-new hypervelocity dust accelerator at the University of Colorado.
Tips on Getting Started with Simon Monk
Simon Monk @simonmonk2 is a full-time author who focuses his writing talents on open source hardware topics. He is currently writing the Raspberry Pi Cookbook which will be available in early release in July and in final release in the fall. Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with Simon and we talked about one of the coolest things in open source hardware today, the Raspberry Pi.
Key highlights include:
- Invest in a Raspberry Pi starter kit [Discussed at 0:29]
- Python is probably the best bet for beginners [Discussed at 1:25]
- Raspberry Pi and Arduino are both great but really excel in different ways [Discussed at 3:54]
- How about when Raspberry Pi and Arduino are used together? [Discussed at 5:14]
- Save time and avoid common mistakes like hardware compatibility issues [Discussed at 7:23]
- Overclocking helps performance [Discussed at 8:47]
You can view the full interview here:
If you're located in the Bay Area, take a bit of time out this weekend to help the community and the environment. On Saturday, March 1st, the Alameda County Computer Resource Center together with Untangle, are hosting an installfest in 4 locations: San Francisco, Berkeley, San Mateo, and Novato. They'll be installing Ubuntu, Firefox, Open Office, and more on recycled…