The Chemistry Library has made two Raspberry Pis available for researchers from the Department of Chemistry to use (in the Library only) on a ‘try before you buy’ basis. They are intended to provide inspiration and ideas for researchers on how they can use Raspberry Pis in their research projects.
Raspberry Pis are low-cost, high-performance computers that people use to learn and solve problems and have fun, as well as doing some serious research, with!
We welcome you to experiment with the Raspberry Pis and to share your knowledge and expertise on a wiki that we have created here: https://wikis.ch.cam.ac.uk/library-pi/wiki/index.php/Main_Page.
The wiki provides instructions on how to set up and use the Pis in the library, examples of research projects that have used them, and information on the modules we have available (Gertbot Robotics Board, Sense HAT, and Camera modules so far). We welcome new project ideas and recommendations for additional modules.
You can edit the wiki by logging in with your Admitto password (currently researchers at the Department of Chemistry only, we might be able to consider allowing Chemistry undergraduate students to use them later on).
Alongside the Pis themselves we have a small selection of books and guides to help provide ideas for research projects and get you started. Please let us know of any other resources you think it would be useful to provide.
There is specific guidance on how to reserve and use the Pis in the library on the wiki and on posters next to them. Please follow this guidance.
Please experiment and contribute to the wiki!