The Turing Trust at Barclays Technology Centre Fun Day


What a fantastic day! The sun shone powering the mock up SolarBerry. There were several developments to show off this year – spot the small standalone solar panel running a Raspberry Pi. Within the old cricket hut the solar panels were charging the batteries running two Pi networks – allowing passers by to access a … Continue reading The Turing Trust at Barclays Technology Centre Fun Day

Mock up SolarBerry at Barclays Technology Centre Fun day


It was great to see the work Shanti Bhardwa has been doing to set up a mock SolarBerry in the cricket pavilion in the ground of Barclays Technology Centre, Radbroke. Powered by just two 150W solar panels on the roof, he was able to run several workstations, including a raspberry Pi zero showing movies. We … Continue reading Mock up SolarBerry at Barclays Technology Centre Fun day

Congratulations to Alasdair and James


Alasdair Nielson and James Turing were awarded the Enterprise runner up prize at the University of Edinburgh 2016 Inspire Launch Grow awards. The award was for the SolarBerry project which will deliver a self-financing, community-owned offline and off-grid computer lab powered by solar energy with energy-efficient Raspberry Pi computers. This project is already well under … Continue reading Congratulations to Alasdair and James

Prototype SolarBerry working in Edinburgh


Andrew Clark demonstrated the prototype SolarBerry to colleagues and volunteers in Edinburgh. The prototype was to demonstrate the proof of concept and even the sun in Edinburgh was strong enough to power the Raspberry Pi and allow multiple users to connect wirelessly using their phones. Calculations based on the likely solar power available in Malawi … Continue reading Prototype SolarBerry working in Edinburgh