Cosmic Pi: A Raspberry Pi that Detects Unseen Cosmic Rays from Space - Craffic
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It won’t be wrong if I say Raspberry Pi is just full of surprises. A new project known as Cosmic Pi is a free and open-source cosmic ray detection project or more like a down-to-earth project to keep your head in the stars. Cosmic Pi is designed to run on Raspberry Pi which with the help of the right hardware can detect unseen particles. According to its website “the Cosmic Pi project aims to build the world’s largest open-source distributed cosmic ray telescope.”

As reported by Tom’s Hardware, the development team (a group of people from CERN) behind this project has announced the support for a Grafana dashboard earlier this week. This dashboard definitely adds a nice touch to the CosmicPi. As with it, data can be visualized by users very easily, which they’re receiving in real-time.

CosmicPi website

The official website of Cosmic Pi has a dashboard that displays every connected Pi along with the input data collectively received from all of them. Its users can share “GPS locations for anyone in the general public to access.”

Now, if you’re interested in creating one of these on your own, then luckily a Youtuber MarcoReps has shared a detailed tutorial about it and using its interface. And before you leave check out the official project on GitHub and follow Cosmic Pi’s YouTube channel for more updates.


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