Today, I was at the launch of the exciting new Astro Pi competition.
Two Raspberry Pi computers are planned to be flown to the International Space Station as part of UK Astronaut Tim Peake’s six month mission. Both will be connected to the new “Astro Pi” board, loaded with a host of sensors and gadgets.
Schools are asked to submit projects to use the sensors, and write the code. The winners code will fly on the Space Station.
I’m joining the small team planning the project, and getting the Pi boards certified for flight. I’m also on the judging panel.
I had a great chat with Eben Upton, founder and CEO of Raspberry Pi, and posed for a super geeky photo moment.
I am very excited to be involved with this project, and look forward to working with the Astro Pi team!