There’s a headline I never thought I’d type!
Dr Paul Buckley is a Scarborough-based farmer who wanted to tackle the problem of tracking his sheep. Sheep are required to be fitted with electronic identification chips and these have a very tight specification requiring a scanner that can cost in the 100s or 1000s of pounds. Paul realised that a USB scanner could do the job and so he hooked one up to a Raspberry Pi Zero and fashioned a ‘paddle’ that could be waived over the sheep’s chip to identify the animal. The MagPi has covered the detail and you can read it here.