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
The Turing Trust has been working in Malawi since 2015 enabling IT supported learning across the Northern Region. Under our current project, we’ve been tasked with the question of how to support off-grid communities gain access to the digital skills they need for life and work in the 21st Century. Our answer? The SolarBerry. The … Continue reading SolarBerry Handover to Choma!
The team here at the Turing Trust are thrilled to announce that we won a Scottish Edge Young Edge award of £10,000. The award comes after a fantastic pitch from our CEO, James Turing. This award will support our work delivering employable skills to our local community and making sure that our SolarBerry works for its community.
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
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
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