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Young people can name a piece of space history with Astro Pi Mission Zero

Reading Time: 5 minutes Your young people don’t need to wait to become astronauts to be part of a space mission! In Mission Zero, the free beginners’ coding activity of the European Astro Pi Challenge, young people can create a simple computer program to send to the International Space Station (ISS) today. The International Space Station, where your young […]

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EDUvision EXTRA: Quetzal-1 strikes back

Reading Time: 2 minutes We recently invited José Antonio Bagur to join us on EDUvision, to talk about his work on Quetzal-1; Guatemala’s first satellite. It was a hugely popular show with the Arduino and edutech communities, and we ran out of time before we could ask José all your space-based questions! The range of questions you guys had […]

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Q&A with NASA engineers behind Raspberry Pi–powered ISS Mimic

Reading Time: 4 minutes Did you see the coolest International Space Station (ISS) on Earth on the blog last week? ISS Mimic is powered by Raspberry Pi, mirrors exactly what the real ISS is doing in orbit, and was built by NASA engineers to make the ISS feel more real for Earth-bound STEAM enthusiasts. Here’s (most of) the team […]

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Mars Clock

Reading Time: 4 minutes A sci-fi writer wanted to add some realism to his fiction. The result: a Raspberry Pi-based Martian timepiece. Rosie Hattersley clocks in from the latest issue of The MagPi Magazine. The Mars Clock project is adapted from code Phil wrote in JavaScript and a Windows environment for Raspberry Pi Ever since he first clapped eyes […]

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ISS Mimic: A Raspberry Pi-powered International Space Station model that syncs with the real thing

Reading Time: 7 minutes A group of us NASA engineers work on the International Space Station (ISS) for our day-jobs but craved something more tangible than computer models and data curves to share with the world. So, in our free time, we built ISS Mimic. It’s still in the works, but we are publishing now to celebrate 20 years […]

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13 Raspberry Pis slosh-test space shuttle tanks in zero gravity

Reading Time: 3 minutes High-school student Eleanor Sigrest successfully crowdfunded her way onto a zero-G flight to test her latest Raspberry Pi-powered project. NASA Goddard engineers peer reviewed Eleanor’s experimental design, which detects unwanted movement (or ‘slosh’) in spacecraft fluid tanks. The Raspberry Pi-packed setup The apparatus features an accelerometer to precisely determine the moment of zero gravity, along […]

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How young people can run their computer programs in space with Astro Pi

Reading Time: 4 minutes Do you know young people who dream of sending something to space? You can help them make that dream a reality! We’re calling on educators, club leaders, and parents to inspire young people to develop their digital skills by participating in this year’s European Astro Pi Challenge. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYGgcevyqWg?feature=oembed&w=500&h=281] The European Astro Pi Challenge, which […]

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Amazing science from the winners of Astro Pi Mission Space Lab 2019–20

Reading Time: 5 minutes The team at Raspberry Pi and our partner ESA Education are pleased to announce the winning and highly commended Mission Space Lab teams of the 2019–20 European Astro Pi Challenge! Mission Space Lab sees teams of young people across Europe design, create, and deploy experiments running on Astro Pi computers aboard the International Space Station. […]

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Galactic coding with Digital Making at Home!

Reading Time: < 1 minute [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZ3rzMmhmt4?feature=oembed&w=500&h=281] Join us for Digital Making at Home: this week, young people can do out-of-this-world coding with our space-themed projects! Through Digital Making at Home, we invite kids all over the world to code along with us and our new videos every week. So get ready to do some galactic coding with us: Check […]

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Kaleidoscopic space art made with Raspberry Pi onboard the ISS

Reading Time: 2 minutes What could be the world’s first interactive art experiment in space is powered by Raspberry Pi! The experiment, named Pulse/Hydra 3, features a kaleidoscope (as seen in the video) that lights up and starts to rotate after it receives heartbeat data from its ground terminal. This artistic experiment is designed to inspire people back on […]

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Learn about exoplanet exploration with this Arduino-powered apparatus

Reading Time: < 1 minute Learn about exoplanet exploration with this Arduino-powered apparatus Arduino Team — May 29th, 2020 How do we know that planets exist outside of our solar system? While too far away to observe directly, with extremely sensitive equipment like the Kepler space telescope it’s possible to detect changes in light as these exoplanets pass in front […]

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How you, an adult, can take part in the European Astro Pi Challenge

Reading Time: 3 minutes So, yesterday we announced the launch of the 2019/2020 European Astro Pi Challenge, and adults across the globe groaned with jealousy as a result. It’s OK, we did too. The Astro Pi Challenge is the coolest thing ever The European Astro Pi Challenge is ridiculously cool. It’s definitely one of the most interesting, awesome, spectacular […]

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How you, an adult, can take part in the European Astro Pi Challenge

Reading Time: 3 minutes So, yesterday we announced the launch of the 2019/2020 European Astro Pi Challenge, and adults across the globe groaned with jealousy as a result. It’s OK, we did too. The Astro Pi Challenge is the coolest thing ever The European Astro Pi Challenge is ridiculously cool. It’s definitely one of the most interesting, awesome, spectacular […]

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Run your code aboard the International Space Station with Astro Pi

Reading Time: 4 minutes Each year, the European Astro Pi Challenge allows students and young people in ESA Member States (or Slovenia, Canada, or Malta) to write code for their own experiments, which could run on two Raspberry Pi units aboard the International Space Station. The Astro Pi Challenge is a lot of fun, it’s about space, and so that […]