Category Archives: Force for Good

Instructions on how to make a supercomputer from Raspberry Pi’s

In my novel Force For Good, the teenagers create a supercomputer out of Raspberry Pi’s and use it to fight back against gangbangers.

Raspberry Pi

Three years after it was accomplished in fiction, the instructions on How To Make A Raspberry Pi SuperComputer are online at Instructables!

Raspberry Pi and Youth

In my novel Force for Good, a tiny computer called a Raspberry Pi, plays an important role.  I was happy to see the following article that describes how young people all over the world are making creative use of this ingenious device:

RASPBERRY PI KEEPS WOWING US EVEN TWO YEARS AFTER LAUNCH

 

Love that Raspberry Pi

I was in a quandary today.  I needed another name server and didn’t feel like forking over big bucks for another machine.  And then it hit me, what would “Ordinary” do?  He happens to be a computer geek and one of the main characters in my novel “Force for Good“.

I rummaged in a canvas bag and dug out a small plastic box.  It was my beloved Raspberry Pi.   I rushed down the  stairs to the basement and took a deep breath while gazing at the blinking blue and amber lights.  The soft whir of the fans whispered in my ears and I was trapped.  The Raspberry Pi would take its place in the Muggington pantheon of silicon this day.

In case you aren’t familiar with it, the Raspberry Pi is an ultra-cheap but perfectly functional computer.  A few minutes later I had the little beast connected to the network and after a few more hours it was a new web and name server on my small homegrown network.  In fact, that $35 dollar Raspberry Pi might have directed you to this blog post.

What a strange, odd life we humans lead.