Raspberry Pi - now in Blueberry and Strawberry flavors!
February 20, 2020 3:12 PM   Subscribe

Techie @sailorhg (sailor mercury), who likes to put the 🌸 soft in software 🌸, has made a name for herself writing approachable tech zines and making tech femme clothing and stickers. Last year, she converted her transit cards into wearable jewelry. This year, she's been building her own fruit-themed computers, like the Strawberry Pi and Blueberry Pi.

Her reasoning behind making Blueberry and Strawberry computers.

sailorhg also created the fairy floss text editor theme

Tortoise shell transit card accessories in the works!

Previously: Coding Like A Girl.
posted by jillithd (10 comments total) 31 users marked this as a favorite
I've been seeing a lot of grimdark "cyberdeck" builds lately, which maybe is part of why I feel that THESE ARE SO GOOD
posted by phooky at 3:20 PM on February 20, 2020 [1 favorite]

I love this so much! I wish this aesthetic was more popular or easier to find, it's all edgy red or blue LEDs everywhere.
posted by simmering octagon at 3:29 PM on February 20, 2020 [5 favorites]

What does the flower emoji represent? A form of quotes or part of some words that I’m missing the interpretation of?

- not an emoji user
posted by drivingmenuts at 3:29 PM on February 20, 2020

Sorry drivingmenuts. Those are cherry blossoms. In sailorhg's pinned tweet, she puts them around "soft in software".
posted by jillithd at 3:35 PM on February 20, 2020 [1 favorite]

Sailor Mercury or Sailor Mecurial?
posted by Rubbstone at 5:17 PM on February 20, 2020 [2 favorites]

I adore her work and have been coveting those "git it girl" shirts ever since Chloe Condon posted a picture of hers.

Seeing other folks with a femme aesthetic in tech has been very important to me (I am the only woman on my product team and I hope more women and non-binary folks make the jump!).
posted by marfa, texas at 6:07 PM on February 20, 2020 [3 favorites]

They remind me of the colourful iMacs (which is a good thing). I was always partial to Raspberry Pi cases made out of random Lego pieces.
posted by any portmanteau in a storm at 6:46 PM on February 20, 2020 [2 favorites]

The Strawberry Pi needs more stuff inside the box to fill it out, like a cube of addressable LEDs or a completely unnecessary transparent-pipe water cooling system. Or just a lava lamp or something, I don't know.
posted by Eleven at 3:11 AM on February 21, 2020 [1 favorite]

Did not read deeply, but I did not understand the empty space. A lava lamp would work for me.
posted by MtDewd at 7:47 AM on February 21, 2020 [1 favorite]

Reminds me of the Petticoat Five, just not lampoonishly gendered.
posted by Young Kullervo at 9:12 AM on February 21, 2020 [1 favorite]

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