Pi in the Sky: Raspberry Pi Photographs, Records Earth From Space
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Yesterday we covered a biohacking project called PegLeg that implanted modified Raspberry Pi Zero Ws into three volunteers. We figured that would be the only unexpected place a Raspberry Pi would turn up this week, but Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) today announced that it sent a Raspberry Pi Zero into space on its DOT-1 satellite, and it’s got the photo and video evidence to prove it.
Not to put too fine a point on it, but that means we’ve reached the point where Raspberry Pi can be used for marketing stunts involving space machines, which is a long way from the novelty it used to be. (But that isn’t to say the Raspberry Pi is no longer novel; we’re pretty sure biohacking and space pictures are cool.)
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