Weird and wonderful Raspberry Pi hacks

Necessity may be the mother of invention, but having a $35 Raspberry Pi computer helps too.

By John P. Mello Jr., PCWorld |  Hardware, hacks, Linux

Life of Raspberry Pi

A group called FishPi is ready to put the spunky Raspberry Pi to sea. It's planning an Atlantic crossing for a drone boat with its navigational systems controlled by the single-board computer.

Measuring 20 inches from stem to stern, the vessel is powered by a 130-watt solar panel. As the boat crosses the Atlantic, it will collect scientific measurements. "We wanted to do something that went outside of the normal bounds of conventional thinking," the group explained on its website.

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