Hackathon 6: Testing the Main Board

  This weekend we finally got our hands on our fully assembled Main Board PCB’s. They provide the core functionality that makes Cosmic Pi work, specifically: GPS to locate the unit in time and space Altimeter to confirm the altitude (and help predict the weather!) 3 Axis accelerometer & magnetometer to confirm the orientation of Read More …

What we did at the weekend! (aka. Hackathon VI – Return of the Pi)

This weekend we held the 6th Cosmic Pi team Hackathon at CERN. This means that we’ve spent 6 whole weekends (and probably a few more!) designing, building and testing our designs for Cosmic Pi. As any experimental physicist will tell you, building hardware comes with it’s fair share of disappointments along the way, but this Read More …