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

Corey McGuire coreyfro at coreyfro.com
Sat Sep 29 02:33:33 UTC 2012


Can't, personally, go. But I hope people have a chance!

Enjoy!
On Sep 14, 2012 6:36 PM, "Corey McGuire" <coreyfro at coreyfro.com> wrote:

> 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*
> **
>  [image: Rpibannerfinal.gif]<https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/File:Rpibannerfinal.gif>
>
> 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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