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Five Raspberry Pis give Erica the Rhino a brain read all about it!  

Here you see the first test of the “brain” RPi – getting a message from the “mech” RPi and acting on it by sending a sound play message to the RPi with the speaker – the result? Erica snorts! In …

Rhino Building Session! Build Update Read More »

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Near enough a week of dedicated painting and Erica’s artwork is finally complete. Her paint transformation has been truly remarkable and we are astounded by the talent of Christopher Clancy who’s done an incredible job of painting her. Be sure …

Erica’s Artwork is Finished! Time-Lapse Video Released Read More »

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Welcome! You’re probably wondering who on earth Erica is and how she’s managed to escape the wild?! Well, in truth, she’s not a real rhino. She is one of many, life-sized, fibreglass models created by Marwell Zoo in celebration of their 40th anniversary, but Erica is unique…

Marwell Wildlife is bringing Go! Rhinos; a mass, world-class public art exhibition, to the streets and parks of Southampton for 10 weeks this summer. From the 13th July till the 22nd September, rhino sculptures will trail all over the city, demonstrating the artistic talent that Southampton has to offer. Over the last few months, a variety of local organisations have agreed to sponsor a Rhino and are in the process of painting them with their very own look and feel. The ECS department (Electronics and Computer Science), here at the University of Southampton are taking it one step further (check out the sponsorship announcement)!

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