Rawwwwrgghh! Hacking dinosaurs with the Raspberry Pi

Dr Lucy Rogers got together with a group of makers at Blackgang Chine, a Theme Park on the Isle of Wight, to take control of their animatronic dinosaurs. She and some helpers first of all taught the makers and staff how to do things like hack electronics and program them from the Raspberry Pi before moving onto controlling the big, articulated dinosaur models they had available. Using NodeRED and movement sensors built into the models, they were able to make the dinosaurs react dynamically to the presence of visitors. Read more over at Element14. Great fun!

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