Microcomputers are cheap, robust and versatile. With little effort, you can build amazing connected devices to increase comfort or prettify your life. Silikoid supports you with developing your idea into a stable prototype. Additionally, we offer presentations and workshops for basic Raspberry Pi training focused on hands-on learning and hackathons with our hardware supply. Our blog Knight of Pi already has more than 80 tutorials for giving an easy access to the wonderful world of microcomputers.
The Raspberry Pi is a microcomputer with a powerful electronics interface. This interface allows connecting a Raspberry Pi to all kinds of sensors, like smoke detectors, ultrasonic or temperature sensors, and actuators, like lights, motors and all sorts of electronic devices. Besides that, the Raspberry Pi is powerful enough to run as desktop computer or web server. Being programmable in the easy-to-learn, but mighty programming language Python, new devices can be developed by very small teams and complex technology can be learned by everybody with comparably low effort.
Control lighting, climate and everything home related remotely with a mobile phone or via voice commands. Additionally, develop security or energy management systems.
Watering, aquaphonics, a deer camera or bird house with night vision- the Raspberry Pi has many purposes in gardening and outdoors.
Suited for teaching everything from soldering over bits and bites, programming and web servers to supercomputers while giving easy access to beginners.
Design personalized home entertainment systems, custom arcade machines or eletronic instruments with little effort.
Perfect for light installations of any kind. Complex video installations and creative artworks interacting with all senses are possible and affordable.
The Raspberry Pi 3 supports hardware and software based pulse-width modulation. A running web server can control a Raspberry Pi robot remotely.
Prototyping starts with a concept and iterates over hardware and software models until a ripe prototype waits for production. Pricing is 100€/hour excluding taxes. Lower rates are possible for business shares or a preemptive package price. Special price 150€/hour for an idea evaluation session (of course with a nondisclosure agreement for my side).
Microcomputers are light, robust and inexpensive and therefore perfectly suited for educational purposes, especially in combination with the excellent online resources and the helpful maker community. Silikoid offers modern, hands-on educational resources. After a short introduction into microcomputer technology and programming, participants choose an exercise they care about and start practical experiments with the hardware supplies.
|Presentation||Demonstration of some devices, e.g. robot with EEG controls, light organ, DeepDream||1.5 Hours||100,-€*|
|Workshop||Introduction into microcomputers, then practical experiments of one's own choosing||3-4 Hours||350,- to 400,-€*|
|Hackathon||Introduction into microcomputers, then assisted implementation of own IoT ideas with the hardware supplied||min. 2 days||as agreed upon|
|Prototyping||Development of prototypes for commercial IoT-devices||-||100,-€/Hour* **|
|Prototyping concept development||Initial consultation for feasibility analysis and concept development||max. 3 hours||150,-€* ***|