- Raspberry Pi2 and 8GB NOOBS SD card
- Raspberry Pi interactive SenseHAT
- International power supply
- USB keyboard and USB mouse
- Official Raspberry Pi HAT compatible case
- HDMI lead, Ethernet lead
- Full Getting Started and Experiment
Download our PDF getting started guide here
— Tim Peake (@astro_timpeake) January 4, 2016
British Astronaut Tim Peake is currently 5 weeks into his stay on the International Space Station. As part of the Principia (www.principia.org.uk) mission Tim will use the unique environment of space to run experiments as well as try out new technologies for future human exploration missions.
Some of the experiments will be carried out using the Raspberry Pi computer and the SenseHAT add-on board. These experiments are based on submissions from UK schools who applied to have an Astro Pi kit and then entered their experiments into a competition to be carried out in space.
This is your chance to get the same Astro Pi kit and not only replicate the experiments that they came up with for Tim but also devise your own.
Further Resources and Useful Links
For information on the International Space Station
The European Space Agency
For more information on Tim Peake and the Principia mission
For more information on the Astro Pi including links to experiments and further resources
For a useful reference guide to the Sense HAT API
And, finally the good folks at TeCoEd have some useful resources to download here