[Tiny-tux] [dorkbotsf-blabber] Raspberry Pi event at Noisebridge Sat Sept 29th‏

Corey McGuire coreyfro at coreyfro.com
Sat Sep 15 01:36:18 UTC 2012


Wouldn't it be great if you could buy a nice, simple, functional, and
decently performing computer for just $35?  One that used a handful of
watts of power?

Well, now you can!  And the company will be coming to Noisebridge to talk
about it!

But wait, there's more!  Whether you just want something to browse the web
with in the kitchen, a set-top box for playing movies in the living room,
or a hugely powerful robotic brain for your world crushing robot army,
Raspberry pi can do it all!

Now, the Raspberry Pi is NOT the only interesting new platform (or for that
matter, my favorite) but there are certain things it does that no other can:

   1. It performs fairly decently.  It can play Quake 3 which is not a
   light weight task and it can also decode movies, which is where it might
   find it's place in most people's homes.
   2. It is a complete computer.  All you need is the typical monitor,
   keyboard, and mouse set up and you can surf the web or edit documents.
   3. It run Linux...and with Linux comes a whole suite of end user or
   server software.  Run a webserver or file server for pennies a month
   4. If linux ain't your thing, they can run real time OS's, too.
   5. It has a bunch of singles broken out at 3.3v so you arduino hackers,
   if you want to move up to something with serious horse power, this is where
   you jump on
   6. IT'S THIRTY FIVE, GOD DAMNED, DOLLARS!!!!!!!!!!

So, come check it out!

I specifically asked them to bring some Roboty demos along, including some
more realtime operating system stuff.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Mitch Altman <maltman23 at hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, Sep 6, 2012 at 1:32 PM
Subject: [dorkbotsf-blabber] Raspberry Pi event at Noisebridge Sat Sept
29th‏
To: DorkbotSF-blabber <dorkbotsf-blabber at dorkbot.org>


 Come to Noisebridge on Saturday, 29-September, and play with Raspberry Pi!
*When:*
*       Workshop / Tech Demos: 11am*
*       Talk: 3pm*
*       Show & Tell / Prizes: 4pm*
**
*Where:*
*       Noisebridge*, 2169 Mission St., 3rd floor (1.5 blocks from 16th St.
Mission BART Station)
**
*Cost:*
*       FREE*
**
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Rob Bishop<http://www.raspberrypi.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/robbishop.jpg>from
the RaspberryPi Foundation is touring popular hackspaces in the US
throughout September 2012 with the aim of giving talks and workshops about
the RaspberryPi to both hackspace members and also RaspberryPi users in the
local commun! ity.

He'll be coming to visit Noisebridge on Saturday, 29-September-2012 at 11am
- 5pm. The event is free, and open to all!

The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a charitable organisation founded with the
aim of promoting the study of computer science and related topics,
especially at school level. The Foundation is responsible for the design
and sales of the popular RaspberryPi single-board computer. You can find
out more about the Foundation and the RaspberryPi at the Raspberry Pi
website <http://www.raspberrypi.org/>.

The tour will be blogged/vlogged on the RaspberryPi website and we hope to
attract RaspberryPi enthusiasts and hackers/makers from across the areas we
will be visiting, allowing us to meet and support our community.

The Noisebridge event will be very informal and will consist of the
following;

*Workshop / Tech Demos (11am -3pm)
*
Rob will be giving a demonstration of th! e latest developments with the Pi
as well as bringing a number of Pi's for people to play with hands-on.

This will give people a great opportunity to get advice from the Foundation
and get help kickstarting Pi-based projects.

There will be a limited number of Raspberry Pi's for sale at Noisebridge.
But to ensure you're not disappointed by lack of availability, you can buy
a Raspberry Pi in advance -- Rob says that there is now plenty of stock at MCM
Electronics <http://www.mcmelectronics.com/content/en-US/raspberry-pi> (
http://www.mcmelectronics.com/content/en-US/raspberry-pi).

*Talk (3pm)
*
RaspberryPi: Past, Present & Future - An introduction to the RaspberryPi,
including an overview of its history and development, details on the
technical specification and an outline of future developments. Fo! llowed
by a Q&A session.

*Show & Tell / Prizes (4pm)
*
A chance for people who have started/completed projects based on the Pi to
bring them along to do a show and tell, with prizes being given out for the
most awesome ones shown.


Noisebridge wiki page: https://noisebridge.net/wiki/RaspberryPiEvent


Mitch.




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