Tag: progress

Raspberry Pi2’s and HATS

With the 2015 science and engineering family day fast approaching and the release of the new Raspberry Pi 2 Erica is to get a performance boost. With the additional processing power and memory on the new Pis, Erica will be

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Networking with Erica: Brain Update

Now that she’s all painted and ready to go, it seems fitting to tell you how Erica will be all linked up and networked. This week, we’ve spoken to David who is part of the team working on Erica’s brain

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Rhino Building Session! Build Update

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

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Erica’s Wising Up … and Half-Painted! Brain Update

This week, we’re bringing you a further update on the progress of Erica’s brain. Before that however, you may be excited to see some of Erica’s artwork progress – Chris is painting her this week and we have got a

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Erica’s Novel Noggin’: Brain Update

Welcome again to Erica the Rhino’s weekly blog post. We hope you found the ‘Mechatronics’ update insightful and it may well have even inspired you to recreate something similar at home. This week we will be focusing on Erica’s brain

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Why Raspberry Pi Computers?

Inside Erica will be a few Raspberry Pi computers which control things like cameras, ear motors, sounds, networking, lights etc. These were chosen because they have been specifically created for educational projects – and yet run all the software we

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Bright Eyed and ‘Tech-y’ Themed: Eye Mechatronics Update

Welcome again to Erica the Rhino’s website where you can keep up to date with her transformation from a fibreglass sculpture to a digitally interactive Rhino! You’ll be pleased to know that she has arrived safely in Southampton – photos have been uploaded to our Facebook page and Instagram profile; be sure to take a look and share with your friends.

During her stay here at the University’s ECS department, we will keep you guys up to speed with her progress through regular blog posts; you’ll even get a chance to make your own interactive rhino features at home; keep an eye on the page…

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