I hope you are getting on well with your Explorer. Just to let you know, you can now purchase an Inventor's Kit through www.project-laika.com:
Individual boards can be... Read more
One step closer to an Android App!
I have just got running my first draft of a graphical application on Pi to control the Explorer board. Just click a button to turn the motor on!... Read more
Software and Tutorial Updates
There is a new version of software just out: 1.2.0-beta.
This adds a bit more robustness to Scratch and fixes a bug that prevented the value 127 being written to... Read more
Explorer Inventor's Kit Tutorial
I have just finished a draft of a tutorial to show you how you can control a 7-segment display using your Inventor's Kit and Scratch. It would be great if... Read more
Laika meets Fritzing
I hope you are all getting on well with your Explorer boards- those that have received them at least. If you have not got yours yet I'm sure it will... Read more
Software Version 1.1.0-beta
If you would like to run the latest beta version then replace the 1.0.0.tar.gz file to:
This version adds PWM speed control to the motor outputs... Read more
And there were none!
Just to let you know that allthe Laika Explorer boards have been sent out as of today. The single Explorer boards have been packaged now with bubblewrap... Read more
It seems that I have really messed up with the packaging of the single Explorer boards- I apologise for that profusely. The brown tape that was used for the first... Read more
The Final Few
Well it's been quite a week: most of the Explorers are on there way to you now with just the final few to go out on Thursday. There's been... Read more
We are in the throws of sending out all your Laika Explorer boards. Some have gone out already and the rest will follow shortly. There's a bit of a staff... Read more
Laika Explorer Production
Finally made it - literally! I now have in my possession 500 Laika Explorer boards ready for final inspection, packaging and shipment. The individual boards are being sent out on... Read more
I know I've been a little quiet so I thought it time to give you hackers a a quick update to let you know how the Explorer boards are coming... Read more
It's been a while so I thought I'd put out a few details of progress. Despite the apparent calmness it has been frenetic behind the scenes. All the components... Read more
OK, so Hollywood is not exactly calling but here's a CBBC Newsround video about the new curriculum in the UK. If you're lucky you'll spot a bit of Laika: most... Read more
It seems the word about Laika is spreading and yesterday I took a day out from design to be interviewed by Joe from CBBC Newsround alongside Pete Lomas from Raspberry Pi.... Read more
I'd like to start off by saying a big thank you to all those who helped this project reach its funding target. Every single penny you have put... Read more
Here's a quick demo of using the Pi-Lite on the Laika WiFi Buggy (sorry about the creaky floorboards). This is possible because the RPi's GPIO pins are not used by... Read more
Laika visits Highgate School
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We're working really hard on promoting this Kickstarter campaign. If you have a spare second we would love it if you could help spread the word. We've made this super... Read more
Laika visits Raspberry Pi.
Today we journeyed down to the Raspberry Pi Foundation in Cambridge, UK. We had a lovely warm welcome from Clive and Gordon who were kind enough to give us the... Read more
Maker Faire - London 7th July 2013
We launched Laika on Saturday at the Elephant & Castle Maker Faire in London. It was a fantastic show with a glorious range of activities and stall holders. We were... Read more