Milestone 2: The First Iteration

A project log for Raspberry Pi 3 based workstation

Building an inexpensive (as close to free as possible) workstation based on the Raspberry Pi 3

SolenoidSolenoid 03/21/2016 at 20:590 Comments

The second milestone is all about finalising the project and making sure we are realistic in the functional, financial and timely aspects. We're always working with the goal in mind: cheap computers for Malawi orphanage, how we get there is just a necessity and the procedure needs to be efficient.

Functional specifications

Things in bold have changed since the original functional specifications.

Selected solution


One station will cost $62 and weigh about 8.5Kg. To this must be added the transport costs with add another $100, so total cost is $286 for three systems as the weight limit is 28Kg. With this system we achieve 25% of maximum fitness.


Gantt chart has not changed since last time. The second milestone log is late, however the project itself is well within limits and going strong.