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4 Posts authored by: pettitda
Shortly after the Raspberry Pi 3 was released, Element14 announced a new road test entitled RoadTest Review a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B !  I was instantly excited.  I had followed the Raspberry Pi project for several years and from all the specifications, this looked to be a fantastic new member of the RPI family.  So, I went to work crafting a project idea to use the capabilities of the RPi 3 to the fullest.  I had recently lost my home and half of it's contents to a flood and ...
When I started looking into what I need to do to build Nupic for the Raspberry Pi, I found that there was a set of instructions for building the software for Raspberry Pi but they were for an older version of the software.  When I asked the community flag-bearer what the status of the project was, he told me that the work on a version for Raspberry Pi had ceased and the project was quite old.  So, I took that as a challenge.  The biggest un-ported change was a move from 32bit Linu ...
First of all, I would like to thank Element14 for sponsoring this RoadTest.  It's always exciting to try out new products and think of new and interesting ways to put them to use.   I plan to road test the Raspberry Pi 3 by creating a "pattern recognition sensor" using Hierarchical Temporal Memory (HTM).  Numenta's Nupic is an open source software which uses HTM to analyze data and recognize patterns.  Basically, it creates a model of the neocortex of the human brain and use ...
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The Robot Astronomer

Posted by pettitda Jun 21, 2015
I’ve always had an interest in astronomy at least ever since Haley’s comet came close to earth in 1986. My brother bought me a small telescope and I tried to find that comet, unsuccessfully.  Since then, I’ve never really liked going outside and searching for stars. Recently however the thought occurred to me that I could build a robot which would search for the stars for me. When the Infineon / Arduino IoT Bundle road test was announced, I thought it was the perfect time ...

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