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Brook Drumm has created a robot that will crawl along a string or fishing line above a room or area and take photographs and video. It uses some 3D printed parts and a few servos and is, of course, run from a Raspberry Pi. The camera module is used for the photography and it can even go around corners! Take a look on the Make website for more details.
James Zingel from New Zealand noticed his mother’s concern for his grandmother’s well-being. So, with a Raspberry Pi he was given, he set about constructing a monitoring device. The box, called Gran Check, has a PIR sensor set into the front which detects his gran’s movement when she feeds her dogs every morning then takes a picture and sends it to his parents. It’s a lovely project by a very caring grandson! Read more on the Raspberry Pi blog and on the Bay of Plenty Times site.
PK over at DQYDJ has written an excellent tutorial on creating a Raspberry Pi cluster and then installing Hadoop and some other software to do word analysis using the power of that cluster. It’s a really good example of big data analysis and how the Pi can be used to show that analysis happening. Read on here.