AstroPi officially launched at BETT – send a Raspberry Pi to space


At the BETT education conference in London last week, the Raspberry Pi Foundation officially launched the previously announced Astro Pi competition. Astro Pi will involve the launch of two Raspberry Pis into space with astronaut Tim Peake. Tim will take the Pis and SD cards onto the International Space Station where they will be set-up to carry out experiments submitted by schools. This is truly a unique opportunity for schools and I hope as many as possible submit their ideas and code for consideration. There are Primary and Secondary categories up for consideration – the first deadline for both is 3rd April, so get cracking! You can read more about Astro Pi on their (very nicely done) website here.

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