Thu, 01/17/2013 - 9:00pm
CT Hackerspace will be having a get together and local meetup of the second International Maker Meetup taking place around the globe and in our very own MAKE office Jan. 17 from 6-8pm PST. The theme of this meetup will be Raspberry Pi. We plan on participating locally and order in for some pizza & more.VIA Google Hangouts, we plan on viewing the little show and tell from MAKE Magazine and learning about Matt Richardson and Shawn Wallaceâs new book, Getting Started with Raspberry Pi.We hope to participate in discussing Raspberry Pi demos and a live Google+ hangout on air to share with the world what weâre doing and to talk to makers and Raspberry Pi aficionados from far and wide. Below is a Message from MAKE Magazine reguarding the event :Join MAKE magazine http://makezine.com, leader of the maker movement for its second International maker meetup around the release of MAKE Magazine Volume 33: Software for Makers, hitting newsstands January 22nd, 2013. Join us as we take a deep dive into the magazine and take a special look at one of the most popular microcontrollers on the market today: Raspberry Pi.Often when we think of making we envision physical objects like wood, metal, and electronic components. But as fellow makers we know that software has become a critical part of the making process. Today software is as important to makers as soldering irons and screwdrivers. MAKE volume 33 looks at the software you need to become a great maker, featuring 22 great projects you can build, showcasing the way in which software has become a critical part of the making process.Join Fellow Makers in your Community and a chance to win a Raspberry Pi Starter Kit:In the last couple of years we have seen the rise of 3-D printing and CNC cutting for the do-it-yourselfer, along with the growing popularity of Arduino microcontrollers, hobby robotics, and affordable CAD/CAM tools. Come join MAKE Magazine for our second international maker meetup! Share how the software you use today has transformed your DIY skills. Plus, MAKE will be offering the top three highest attending meetups a stipend of $200 for food and beverage. Five lucky winners will receive MAKEâs very own Raspberry Pi Starter kits, which includes a copy of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi. The first 25 meetups to sign-up will each receive a signed copy of the book, Getting Started with Raspberry Pi to host their own local raffles. All meetup attendees will receive a free PDF download of MAKE Magazine Volume 33.During the meetup, the MAKE team and featured guests Matt Richardson and Shawn Wallace, authors of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi will join us in a live Google+Hangout On Air at 6PM PST https://plus.google.com/+MAKE/posts. Theyâll talk about the featured projects in the magazine and discuss everything Pi. Theyâll offer tips and hints of how to maximize your interaction with tools and software. Youâll be able to engage in a live chat with the participating guests and ask them questions as well as share your own projects.Whether youâre a designer, inventor, hacker, tinkerer or weekend DIYerâanyone interested in finding out more about software, arduino projects, internet-based projects, projects using parts fabrication, or anything in between are welcome to join in the conversation. We suggest getting together at convenient locations such as a hackerspace, coffee shop, community center, library or restaurant. Bring your laptop, tablet, or smartphone to access the Internet and G+ Hangout on Air.