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Author Topic: A Raspberry Pi heads for the Atlantic Ocean  (Read 1660 times)

broadstairs

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A Raspberry Pi heads for the Atlantic Ocean
« on: March 24, 2013, 11:37:53 AM »

Have you seen this, someone wants a boat controlled by a Raspberry Pi to cross the Atlantic Ocean  :o

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Re: A Raspberry Pi heads for the Atlantic Ocean
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2013, 11:56:07 AM »

The Raspberry Pi is a good bit more powerful than the computers used by the Apollo spacecraft, and those went all the way to the moon and back. :)
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Re: A Raspberry Pi heads for the Atlantic Ocean
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2013, 12:15:42 PM »

The Raspberry Pi is a good bit more powerful than the computers used by the Apollo spacecraft, and those went all the way to the moon and back. :)

Yes but they did have a human in the capsule who cold reboot them when necessary and there was more than one of them  ;)

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Re: A Raspberry Pi heads for the Atlantic Ocean
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2013, 01:58:49 PM »

The Raspberry Pi is a good bit more powerful than the computers used by the Apollo spacecraft, and those went all the way to the moon and back. :)


I recently dismantled a 15 year old coffee grinder, and found a PIC microcontroller inside.   That probably makes it more powerful that the Apollo modules.

If anybody ever has time on their hands, landing a coffee grinder on the moon should thus be a simple task.   :D
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