0Posted by skullkey on September 22, 2015 at 3:42 pm
Last time we went out to Golden Gate, Toby took his telescope with and it was lots of fun to look at constellations and planets and so on. One issue is that it is quite tricky to setup the telescope pointing at something interesting and then get someone else to also see it. So Toby suggested PiScope:
What is PiScope?
PiScope is a project we are busy with to do basic astrophotography using a RaspberryPi, PiCam and telescope. When it is done we hope to have autotracking via OpenCV working and at the moment can jog, take photos etc. It also has a neat little screen where everyone can see the object in question.
Lots of people pitched in to make this happen and was quite a fun project to work on – some woodwork, 3d design, printing, electronics, software all mixed together to make this work.
The school consists of some pre-fab buildings and is in the process of creating more permanent structures
Learners on their way to ASE
ASE from the skye taken by Arnold during one of the quadcopter demos
The day started at 9.30 with Jay (the school’s founder) introducing us to the learners (a very special experience – all of us got cheers, even the software developers!).
The day started with Jay introducing us and explaining the day to the learners
Then the group was split into three, rotating through two classrooms, each with three tech tutorials. The group not in either of the classrooms spent some time dreaming and scheming about their upcoming projects and interacting with demos in the tented area.