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PiScope

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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:

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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.

Want to build your own?

The 3d printed parts, code and so on is all on Github: https://github.com/tobykurien/pi-tracking-telescope

Here is the finished product:

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We gave a talk at ScopeX 2015 and here is the presentation: http://www.house4hack.co.za/presentation/scopex/presentation/index.html


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House4Hack visits Linden High School 2013 Geek Week

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House4Hack joined Linden High School in Johannesburg for a day at their 2013 Geek Week. Post invitation from the resident Linden High Computer Class teacher, House4Hack moved into formation to create an interactive day outing which closely resembled lots of geeking out in a flash-mob style. One of the objectives was to foster curiosity under the students regarding technology and to expose the students to the concepts and openness of a Hackerspace.


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Rasberry Pi – Now in Kuruman

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I was amazed when I found this at the Rasberry Pi tracker site –  rastrack.ryanteck.org.uk .
This is awesome. Hackers everywere. We can use this map to find fellow hackers!
Well done dudes in Kuruman! You had your Rpi first man! I am still waiting in the big city!!!!

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