Internet in Space is not something new, there are a lot of satellites handling this job, but Starlink is something different. We are talking here about a network of 12,000 satellites (yes, you read right, it's many thousands) that fly from 350 Km to 1160 Km above our heads and route Internet traffic really fast using lasers. This sounds like the Dutch boy from Geostorm ... if you've seen the movie.
Each of the satellites will have a data bandwidth of 20Gbps, that means a combined total of 240Tbps, almost as much as the total Internet traffic of today that is 295Tbps.
It might sound Sci-Fi, but SpaceX just got the FCC approval to deploy it... And when SpaceX promises something, they usually deliver.
Even though SpaceX is not the only company that proposed something like this (OneWeb, Space Norway, Telesat, and even Facebook is looking into it as well), they're the only ones that actually have a working rocket to place the satellites in orbit. So we would put our money on them.
We just found out that there is a new Raspberry Pi flavor in town, the model 3 A+. It is powerfull, lightweight and mobile ready. Let's take a look at it and see what it brings to the table.
More or less this is like the normal Raspberry Pi that we are used to (Model B), just a bit smaller form factor, without the Ethernet adapter (and port) and one single USB instead of four. Probably best used for IoT or electronic projects. And don't forget, as it only costs $25, you save $10 a piece.
One of the main focus for Wyliodrin is education. We founded this company due to our desire to make the Internet of Things accessible to educators and students of all ages and all backgrounds. In our journey we got to teach and work with many different people, both teachers and students, coming from different fields of study. Therefore, we had the chance to experiment with working with various IoT hardware platforms, most of them created especially to be used in education.