Meet Eben Upton, Inventor and Cofounder of Raspberry Pi

Update: A limited number of Raspberry Pi Boards will be available for $40 each, we're having them express shipped.

Update the Second: We've got SD cards preloaded with Wheezy and BerryBoot (ie everything you need to get your Pi online in 15 seconds!) $10 each, tonight only!

 

The MakerBar invites you to meet two very special guests - Eben and Liz Upton, the visionaries behind the Raspberry Pi.

In 2006, Eben had an impossible idea - a computer cheap enough that it could be hacked without a second thought, and so versatile that it challenged kids to code. Six years later, the Raspberry Pi has blown past one million sales and Mr. Upton's name is dropped in hackerspaces and boardrooms alike. Now's your chance to shake his hand.

Eben is on a worldwide tour from the UK to see his brainchild in action, and he's graciously decided to drop by the MakerBar. Join us on the evening of the 26th to welcome Eben to the United States, hear a firsthand account of the game-changing rise of the Pi, and show off your RasPi project to the man who started it all.

We'll also have five-minute lightning talks - you're welcome to give one! - and lots of peripherals set up to hack on your Pi. Raspberry Pi's will be available to purchase, and pizza is included in the admission fee. Feel free to bring your projects and Pi.

 

Things you should know:

  1. You're welcome to give a five-minute lightning talk on anything Pi related. Your project, your hack, your story, a quick how-to - we'll pick up to nine and hand you the mike!
  2. Attendance is limited to 40 people. The admission fee is nonrefundable under all circumstances.
  3. The MakerBar can be accessed via public transportation and by car. Parking is available on request.

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  • Vincent

    Awesommme!

    February 27, 2013

  • Zack F.

    Despite all his financial and fame success, Eben's aim is still squarely on his ideological mission. That's a mindset we can really learn from.

    February 27, 2013

  • Zack F.

    Great job to the members for pulling this off.

    February 27, 2013

  • Luke K.

    Packed house! Great event.

    February 27, 2013

  • Nick R.

    Excelent -- Loved the talk

    February 26, 2013

  • Martha G.

    So inspiring.

    February 26, 2013

  • Martha G.

    I will definitely be purchasing a Pi and an SD card.

    February 26, 2013

  • Pierre

    Is it possible to pay at the door

    February 25, 2013

    • Andy F.

      Sure, if there's still space, drop me an email at [masked] if PayPal issues are preventing you from paying online.

      February 25, 2013

    • Pierre

      Dont have a paypal, and may bring 1 or 2 extra guests

      February 26, 2013

  • Chris F.

    Not wildly fascinating, but I am using mine as a Digital Signage controller. Another member earlier was planning to use one as a 3D Printer controller. I am also going to be using some for Network Appliance applications.

    1 · February 22, 2013

    • Nick R.

      Now that would be something I'd be interested in -- This would really simplify some things in terms of space power requirements at a reasonable price.

      February 23, 2013

  • Andy F.

    I did some example use cases of Pis for talking clocks and model train control, we offered those as classes in February and December.

    February 22, 2013

    • Andy F.

      I put pictures of those up on this meetup.

      1 · February 22, 2013

  • Chris F.

    Another member, has used as part of a wearable computer. I'm sure he can comment on that.

    February 22, 2013

  • Chris F.

    So excited for this event!

    February 22, 2013

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