There are only a few more hours left on Pi Day here in the Pacific NW and I am pecking something out on my tablet as I am away from my computer. I actually use a Raspberry Pi quite a bit for my hobby of tracking ships that go by using AIS but realize I have only made a couple of short posts here on element 14.

 

I used my winnings from a Project 14 contest to make an AIS ship tracker using a Pi and the official display.

 

Raspberry Pi with dAISy Hat running OpenCPN on Official 7" Display

 

And recently I used a Pi and adafruit.io to gather environmental data over water and post it online:

 

LoRa MER Week 3.5:  Testing Turbidity and Posting Data to Internet

 

Thanks to element 14 I am also sponsored in the PiCasso Design Challenge and will be posting quite a bit more. It looks like there will be lots of other interesting projects to follow in the challenge and I look forward to that.

 

Hope for the future:  my grandsons 2nd grade class had pie today at school and he drew a fun little picture with pi written out to 12 decimal places or so.  I don’t remember what we did in math class when I was that age but pretty sure it did not involve pie or pi.

 

Happy Pi Day!