Pat showed us his Pi hooked up to a webcam and running motion-detection software:
Michail brought a Raspberry Pi-controlled Bitcoin mining rig. Those seven little boards are Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs)–special-purpose hardware designed expressly for Bitcoin mining. The display shows that it’s generating over two billion hashes per second! A very interesting discussion about Bitcoin ensued.
Stephen has turned his Pi into the beginnings of an inertial navigation system. He had it transmitting six channels of acceleration and roll rate over Bluetooth to his laptop. Soon it’ll be the brains of a Segway-esque robot.
The Raspberry Pi turns two years old this month, so we celebrated its birthday with some raspberry pie (courtesy of Stephen).
Join us next month (3/19) for more Raspberry Pi!