The Raspberry Pi Foundation has just released the Pi NoiR, an adapted version of their camera with the infra-red filter removed. This month, we have a great article from Andrew Back of RS Components, where he takes you through the steps he used to create a night vision camera to catch critters in his back garden.
We introduce you to a great program called PiVision which brings an attractive GUI, allowing you to control the module through its native apps. We have a very informative article on the Raspberry Pi at CERN and we look at using Scratch with BrickPi.
We also see the first in a series of articles titled ‘Project Curacao’, an environmental monitoring system utilising the Raspberry Pi which will be hung unattended on a radio tower on the island nation of Curacao. Exotic!
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