Author Archive | Jon Watkins

Sleepy Pi 2 with Short Pin Header

Introducing Sleepy Pi 2

The original Sleepy Pi was introduced over 2 1/2 years ago and has been doing sterling service ever since, finding it’s way to all four corners of the globe. With the 26-pin connector it is compatible with all models of Raspberry Pi. However, with the introduction of the Raspberry Pi B+ a new 40-pin GPIO […]

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Raspberry PI and Sleepy Pi

Project: ARUPi – A Low-Cost Automated Recording Unit for Soundscape Ecologists

Anthony in Good’ol Blighty has built an Automated Recording Unit Pi (ARUPI) for recording Soundscapes in Ecology research. He’s created a detailed Instructable that shows how he’s built it. An ARUPI can be used to : monitor the birds in your garden or just to make nice recordings of the dawn chorus, without having to […]

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Earth form the ISS

Ground Control to Major Tom…

For here Am I sitting in a tin can Far above the world Planet Earth is blue And there’s nothing I can do Have you ever wondered what Major Tom was looking at? Well now you can, but BEWARE this is a real time stealer! Those jolly folks at NASA have been kind enough to […]

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Sleepy Pi External Programming Cable

Workshop Update: March, 2014

The shop has been keeping us fairly busy recently and although we didn’t make a formal announcement, the Sleepy Pi has been in stock and available for a couple of months now. All the issues with the early boards were resolved and along the way the power consumption was lowered even further. New Product We’re […]

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year one and all! Here at Spell Foundry we’re looking forward to 2014 and all that it holds. It has been far too long since my last post and my New Year’s resolution has got to be to post more content and more often! So what’s been happening in the dungeons (ok, workshops […]

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