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Raspberry Pi & Electronics Build Day

  • Mar 2, 2013 · 9:00 AM
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Got a Raspberry Pi but don't know the first thing about it?
Want a Raspberry Pi but want some hands-on time?
Got an Electronics project you're working on a need a brain to pick?

We're having our first official Member Build day. This is a chance for us to get together and build stuff. (Also, take some pics and videos)

What we've got:
- table and network space for 6-10 hackers and their pi's
- TWO Raspberry Pi Model B Rev 1.0 boards new-in-packaging -- for sale: $40 cash.
- a SD card writer

If you want to work on a pi, bring:
- monitor with HDMI input and a HDMI cable
- MicroUSB (Kindle type) cable and usb power adaptor that has 5v @ AT LEAST 700mA
- SD Card in the 4GB+ range (Lexar is best, I think. check the rPi compatibility list)
- USB keyboard and mouse (Logitech/MS/Saitek preferred) the Rpi is picky about certain usb chips
- a powered usb hub (optional)
- Breakout kits if you have them
- Ideas!
- Cameras (video, too). we need Pretty Pictures

We also need:
- Soldering station (and the know-how that goes with)

Member dues are $50 per month.

Memberships are not required to attend but are strongly encouraged.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    i had a great time :) thank you everyone that helped me build my dice roller! ill bring it to pizza night!

    March 7, 2013

  • Karen T.

    great!!!

    March 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome!

    March 2, 2013

  • Steve

    Great session! I think lots of people made some progress.

    March 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for planning and hosting Brad. I really appreciate the hard work, and the Raspberry Pie (notice the e) was a nice touch!

    March 2, 2013

  • Brad N.

    We're packing up! Thanks, all.

    March 2, 2013

  • Nathan

    Work just called with network issues. I'll try to make it before 3pm.

    March 2, 2013

  • Steve

    heh, not lost thought it started at 9:30 for some reason and just looking up the address :) be there in a few.

    March 2, 2013

  • Brad N.

    And we're off...
    Lost?[masked]

    March 2, 2013

  • Steve

    I've got a 5 port switch handy I'll bring along... do we have wifi available so I can connect my laptop? I won't need to connect it wired as long as we're on the same network.

    March 1, 2013

    • Brad N.

      Yup. Wifi, same lan

      March 1, 2013

  • Brad N.

    We have a good crowd ready for tomorrow. 12 by my reckoning (one, stubbornly isn't on meetup!).

    I've got 5 6-foot tables, a boatload of power plugs and about a dozen hardwired ethernet lines ready to go. That's enough space for ten humanoid carbon units and their pis to work simultaneously. i think i can find more...

    Bring your pi power cables :)

    We *might* need a network switch, it depends on how well the infrastructure is behaving.

    March 1, 2013

  • Steve

    I'll bring my soldering station and some breadboarding stuff and some components I have for people to play with if anyone wants to work with the GPIO ports. Are we going to have an internet connection and enough power for all the Pi's?

    February 25, 2013

  • Rick D.

    Will bring an RPI and be there for the AM.

    February 25, 2013

  • Nathan

    I won't be there as early as 9am but I will be there before noon.

    February 24, 2013

  • Matt H.

    Would like to be there but I'm out of town that weekend...

    February 23, 2013

  • Steve

    Great link for the tutorials. The first three have good detail level to help unix/linux novices get started. Have to have a google+ account but this is a great place to see some projects...
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/113390432655174294208

    February 20, 2013

  • Brad N.

    Awesome!

    February 19, 2013

  • Steve

    One of my first projects is going to be working on streaming a webcam over the ethernet and doing a remote capture of the stream.

    February 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    FWIW, Pi came and I am running thru these setup and orientation tutorials, seem to be at my level and are filling in some stuff i probably would have overlooked.

    http://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-raspberry-pi-lesson-1-preparing-and-sd-card-for-your-raspberry-pi Maybe use these as a basis to help bootstrap new people and Pi's?

    February 19, 2013

  • Steve

    I think I saw that Freeside Atlanta uses a custom access system... Sounds like a cool project.

    February 19, 2013

  • Brad N.

    I have a pair of USB RFID readers.
    I have half a mind to use networked Pi's to run the access control system for the Space once we get it.

    i've got most of the software written.

    I even have a hideously buggy USB-addressible relay board that kinda works (when it wants to, its crappy)

    February 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My pi is coming today. I don't have a specific project in mind yet, but am sort of interested in seeing if I can get good speed running Java. I have some distributed-computing type software I might want to throw on a small Pi Farm.

    February 19, 2013

  • Steve

    I think the best starting point would be to ask if anyone has any projects they would like to work on using a rPi or other electronics... Might be nice to get a count of how many Pi's we have. I'll be picking up mine tonight and since my wife is out of town I'll probably be playing with it all week :)

    February 19, 2013

  • Brad N.

    I don't have any breakout boxes, nor any sort of lecture planned. If anyone has any ideas for a structure to this thing, let me know.
    At the moment I'm more going for a "get everyone in the same room" kind of free-form lab environment.

    I have a suitable big-screen to show videos or projects on, too.

    February 19, 2013

  • Steve

    Anyone out there interested in buying a RaspberryPi? If we get an order together of 3+ we can get free shipping which brings the price to $35 instead of $47.

    February 18, 2013

    • Brad N.

      I have two new-in-box Rev 1.0 Model B's for sale. They're from a larger order I made a while ago.
      Asking $40.

      February 18, 2013

    • Steve

      Looking for a Rev.2 with the b/i ethernet and 512MB RAM. The video stuff I want to do will benefit from both.

      February 18, 2013

  • Steve

    If anyone wants a good intro to some things you can do with the RPi go to the google+ groups and check out the RPi group, there are several projects posted in the last couple days that are interesting some with full video tutorials. I am definitely planning on buying a Pi now.

    February 15, 2013

  • Steve

    I'm tentatively planning on attending, I'll bring some electronic components and other useful stuff but I don't have a Pi yet to work on... Now that I looked at the specs I definitely want to buy one let's get a big order together to save shipping.

    February 15, 2013

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