What is the Raspberry Pi useful for?

A great blog, written by a friend of mine, about Raspberry Pis. (The mini-computers, not the food. Do not eat them!). The potential use in archaeology, museum’s and heritage is enormous. In fact, we have been working on some projects :).

Please check out his blog 🙂


It’s just a small computer!

Indeed, you can use the Raspberry Pi just like a PC – give it some power, connect it to an HDMI monitor and attach a USB keyboard and mouse and, with the right software (operating system) on a micro SD card, you have a regular home PC.

(Yeah, there’s some jargon in there, and scattered through the rest of this article – see the ‘appendix’ at the end for a real beginner’s guide to some of these terms, and especially what they mean in relation to a Raspberry Pi).

However, the big fuss about the Raspberry Pi (and similar hobbyist, ‘Maker’-oriented devices) is  that it is much more than simply a replacement PC. Because it is easy to access the connections on the board, it becomes relatively simple to connect a variety of sensors and actuators, and to control these through simple programmes that you…

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A recent query

I had a recent query on one of my Facebook posts about the excavation of human remains. "Often wonder about archaeologists digging human remains up, is it ethical to disturb interred bodies who were obviously buried by someone that cared and valued the person enough to bury them? How would they react to a complete … Continue reading A recent query

About me

Greetings potential reader! I thought I would just tell you a little bit more about muself, about why I created the blog and what sort of things I might be blogging. First off, I am an archaeology graduate working within the heritage sector, and I am currently training to become a conservator. I absolutely loves … Continue reading About me