New year, new things a brewing.
In addition to some old-school graphics, we have a whole set of new tutorials coming out! Drop by the BrickPi Site to check it all out!
BrickPi and Raspberry Pi B+ Compatibility, EV3 Sensors
Recently the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced an “incremental” version of the Raspberry Pi Model B, the Model B+.
We were eager to make sure that the BrickPi fit the new... Read more
The Arduberry and GrovePi
With the New Year, we've launched two new projects for the Raspberry Pi: The Arduberry and the GrovePi.
The Arduberry is a way to bring uber-popular Arduino... Read more
BrickPi Balloon Launch: The Video
We've completed the video of the BrickPi Balloon launch and we'll be finishing up the documentation shortly.
BrickPi Balloon Launch Success!
We did it and everything went pretty well! Thanks to our backers, we were able to launch a Raspberry Pi, BrickPi, Raspberry Pi camera, and a few sensors way up... Read more
A nail-biting launch so far! We woke up at 5 in Blacksburg VA, tested the software one last time, and launched at sunrise.
Right before we launched the wind seemed... Read more
BrickPi Balloon Launch Tomorrow!
Tomorrow morning Eastern Standard Time, we'll be launching our BrickPi into space! We'll be tweeting our progress at #spacepi all day tomorrow!
We will be launching from near the Virginia... Read more
BrickPi Project: The BrickPi Bookreader
Have you ever wanted to get that Kindle Book into another format, or just copy the text?
Have you ever wanted to get all of your highlights or notes... Read more
Browser Control with the BrickPi
If you followed us on Twitter or Facebook, you would have seen this project yesterday!
Have you seen projects where a robot or a device is controlled by a phone,... Read more
This Week: LEGO Internet of Things
This week, we're posting an example project where you tie your LEGO robot into the Internet of Things (IOT). Wait, what's the internet of things?
"The internet of things"... Read more
New Project: SimpleBot
This week we're announcing SimpleBot, the simplest robot made with the BrickPi. Weighing in at a total of just over 40 parts, this model is quick and easy to start... Read more
BrickPi Weather Station: Tweeting Conditions
For the next few weeks, we're trying to put some more example projects up on our website. We hope it helps you get the most out of your BrickPi.
This... Read more
Manty Robot Model for the BrickPi
Laurens Volk made a new LEGO Model for the BrickPi. It's inspired by the preying mantis, hence the name "Manty". You can check out the design on the website Robot... Read more
The Last 7.5%
This weeks numbers are as follows:
- Total Rewards: 1,700
- Rewards Shipped: 1,572
- Unshipped: 128
We're down to the last 7.5%. The 7.5% not shipped are folks we're waiting... Read more
Shipping is Still, Still Ongoing (But Almost Over)
- We've shipped 1,410 out of about 1700 as of Thursday; we will ship another 61 packages on Friday.
- If you filled out the survey, opted for standard USPS shipping... Read more
Shipping is Still Ongoing
Just a quick shipping update to let you know where we're at on shipping: As of Thursday night we have packed and shipped about 1,200 of the total 1,700... Read more
Shipping is Ongoing
This week we managed to get some serious packages out. As of Friday evening, we have shipped about 900 of our 1,700 shipping rewards. Amanda, our logistics guru, has... Read more
We received a huge package from DHL on Wednesday. Actually some huge packages (picture below as proof).
We've started to ship orders as of Wednesday afternoon and we are slowly... Read more
Early Orders Shipped!
Time for a long overdue update. The highlights:
- BrickPi have shipped to all "Rush" backers ($75 level).
- The BrickPi have shipped from our manufacturer and are in transit to... Read more
Updates on Shipping, Models, and Website
Shipping and Survey Updates: It Begins
We're ready to ship the early shipping Rush rewards. Shipping will begin this week. We've gotten most of the replies for that survey, and... Read more
Just wanted to send out a quick update on a few things and show some of the progress over the past few weeks.
Want More Frequent Updates?
We started a... Read more
Design Refine and Progress
We wanted to post a quick update on some of the software, and firmware work that's been going in the background the past two weeks.
Software and Firmware
First,... Read more
Funding Complete! To the factory goes the BrickPi!
We are pleased to tell you that funding is complete on the BrickPi project! The BrickPi is ready to move to the factory floor!
This has... Read more
New Reward Level, Stretch Goals Unlocked!
The BrickPi has had an awesome week and we are down to the final 70 hours of the campaign. Thank you again to all supporters, and thank you especially to... Read more
Power Upgrade Clarity
This update is meant to show you the different packages we’re now offering for power.
First, a little background. When we first started the campaign 30 some days ago,... Read more
Version 1.5 Prototyped, With Pictures! (And we're going into space!)
In our last update, we blabbed on and on about the new capabilities of the BrickPi. Well, here are some pictures of the two different power versions. We've done... Read more
Stretch Goals, New Rewards, Updates
This campaign has clearly not gone according to plan, in a fantastic and surprising way! We recently passed 1,000 backers, and we remain humbled by the awesome ideas, suggestions, and questions we... Read more
BrickPi in Boston and Baxter
Yesterday I (John) took a trip up to Tuft's CEEO for a meeting, and brought a few BrickPi's with me.
We ended up nerding out and hacking all day. These... Read more
FAQ's, More Backers, and Updated Designs!
Hello Backers! We have just crossed the $40k threshold thanks to your backing!This project has far-surpassed our goals and seems to be just picking up steam as it goes.... Read more
This has been an incredible three days for the Project! We wanted to write another "Thank You" to all of our backers. While it has been an incredible run, we're... Read more
Clarification on Reward #7 ($45 Level)
We were a little poetic and overzealous on our reward description.
The reward, which most of the backers have backed so far, reads, as of May 8:
"BRICKPI +... Read more
We're just overwhelmed by the response to this project! Thanks everyone for your support and backing of this project!
We are still a little bit in shock from the response,... Read more