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frinGOe at Laser World of Photonics 2015, Munich.

frinGOe was launched at the Laser World of Photonics 2015 exhibition held in Munich. We introduced frinGOe to more than 300 professionals and experts in optics and we are very humbled by favorable responses from visitors and those who specially came by our booth to visit us. 

We were also glad to see frinGOe published in the latest issue of Laser Focus World, which was distributed at the exhibition. 

Thank you to all visitors who have seen our technology and are excited about the potential of frinGOe. Your support motivates us to do even better!

If you have seen frinGOe in action like it, please do consider leaving us a testimonial at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1uw7Qx4Rq3l-FtAJ1ZvYcrvkBNrqObxYS6_NHEtxjIdA/viewform

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A Raspberry Pi spectrometer project

We are currently working on an add-on device that turns the Raspberry Pi into a mobile spectrometer. The team is very excited by the potential of this device as we believe it is the first of its kind in terms of convenience, versatility and cost.

Here’s a teaser shot of what’s coming up:

A teaser shot of our next project: #spectrometer on a #RaspberryPi #RaspberryPi2

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Measuring the Raspberry Pi NoIR camera board

Having explored the Raspberry Pi NoIR camera for some time, we decided to build a project based on the existing NoIR camera (the one that we have on hand is Rev 1.3).

#raspicam front view #RaspberryPi #RaspberryPi2

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#raspicam rear view #RaspberryPi #RaspberryPi2

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We tried searching for mechanical dimensions of the Raspberry Pi camera board but was quite surprised that we could not find the details of the board on RaspberryPi.org. In fact quite a bit of technical specifications of the camera could not be found. The closest we got was measurements made by Gert van Loo who shared his measurements on the Raspberry Pi forums.

His measurements were made in 2013 based on the Rev 1.0 board so we couldn’t be sure that it applies to the newer board we have on hand. In addition, ours was the NoIR version and not the usual visible camera module that most people would have.

We got down to work and made measurements of our NoIR and they can be found here. Hope this work is of help to others.

Unboxing the Raspberry Pi 2

I received the Raspberry Pi 2 a few days back, after a long delay from RS components. I also ordered an RS-designed Raspberry Pi casing meant for the Model B+ (RS part number 819-3658). The Raspberry Pi 2 had the same form factor as the Raspberry Pi Model B+ so I assumed that the Pi 2 would fit perfectly into the B+ casing. My assumption was half correct.

#RaspberryPi #RaspberryPi2 #RScomponents

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Unboxing the #RaspberryPi2 Model B #RaspberryPi #RScomponents

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Raspberry Pi B+ case from #RScomponents 819-3658 #RaspberryPi #RaspberryPi2

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As you can see from the photo, the Pi 2 can be slotted into the RS casing but the Pi 2 does not go all the way down. After some fiddling, I noticed the problem: a supporting arm (circled in green) of the B+ casing was pushing against a chip (circled in red) which was not there in Model B+.

#RaspberryPi2 does not fit properly into the B+ case made by #RScomponents

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Even though the external form factor of the Pi 2 remained similar to the Model B+, the positioning of the electronic components were slightly altered. The new position of this particular chip happened to be located right at the casing’s supporting arm.

Fortunately this wasn’t a big problem. Filing down the arm to give space to the chip solved the problem. The Pi 2 then fitted perfectly into the casing after the simple modification was made to the casing.

Filing down the supporting arm from #RScomponents

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