Virtual morse code with the Raspberry Pi Foundation

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has launched a new educational resource to to commemorate the declaration of World War I. With it, you’ll be able to build your own morse code machine and have a Raspberry Pi play the morse and interpret what you’ve sent signals for. It’s a great project to build, especially for kids over the summer holiday. Use their new resource here.

Raspberry Pi powered quadcopter

Tobias Simon has posted some information onto DIY Drones about a quadcopter he’s developing which is controlled by a Raspberry Pi. Here’s a list of components he’s used:

  • Flytron Navigatron I2C GPS
  • 4­channel I2C­safe Bi­directional Logic Level Converter
  • ADS1015 ADC
  • Raspberry Pi + 8GB SDHC Class 10 Flash + compatible Nano Wifi-Stick
  • Suppo A2212/13 1000KV Brushless Outrunner
  • 10″x4.5 GF Propeller Set Orange 4 Stück 2 CW 2 CCW
  • Flyduino HEXFET 20A Motor Controller
  • Drotek IMU 10DOF: MPU9150 + MS5611
  • MaxSonar I2XCL Ultrasonic Sensor
  • I2C to PWM Converter “AfroI2C Tokyo Drift”
  • DSL 4­Top or Taranis S.Bus receiver (or write your own driver)
  • Quadrotor Centerplate + Power distribution board
  • 215mm rigger

Their software is called PenguPilot and is available here.

Here’s a video of it in action: