Pi in the sky

14 July 2015

254 x 265 Raspberry Pi weather system - imageCambridge Assessment is joining schools around the world in a unique global weather experiment.

A weather station operated by a credit card-sized Raspberry Pi computer has been installed on top of one of our UK offices in Hills Road, Cambridge.

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has teamed up with US software giant Oracle to give away 1,000 weather station kits free to schools. The kits are supported by a range of teaching and learning resources provided by our UK exam board OCR for its GCSE and A Level Geography and our international exam board Cambridge International Examinations for its IGCSE Geography.

Under the project, schools will be able to gather and access data from hundreds of weather stations around the world, enabling students to learn about computing, meteorology and geography.

Pictured are Jonathan Taylor from Cambridge Assessment's Premises team and Dave Honess from Raspberry Pi getting the kit ready on the roof. 

Read more about the Weather Station for Schools project on the Raspberry Pi website.