UPDATED 9/12 with Raspberry Pi purchase notes, project contest, and more prize details.
In this special-edition Open Craft Night, we welcome Rob Bishop of Raspberry Pi, the $35 open-source ARM Linux box. That's right, a developer of the groundbreaking Arduino-sized computer* will grace the space for an all-night special event.
Rob Bishop is one of the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s developers and a super-enthusiastic tech-evangelist type. He's on a mission, Regency Grand Tour style and armed with a backpack full of computers, to spread the word about Raspberry Pi and to give some hands-on workshops.
- Informal talk
- Q&A session
- Demo and hands-on workshop
- Show-and-tell session, complete with prizes
- Giveaways and door prizes sponsored by O'Reilly Media and the Raspberry Pi Foundation
- Prizes for the best Raspberry Pi project
- Actual raspberry pie to eat
You'll learn about the Raspberry Pi, the computer-on-a-board that blows the Arduino to pieces and enables some alarmingly sophisticated projects. Rob helped develop the damn thing, and you'll learn what it takes to turn a project into a product.
Raspberry Pi boards will be on sale, but Rob has asked us to try to arrange pre-orders for as many people as possible, If you would like to buy a Pi at the event, please leave a comment so we can work you into a pre-order.
Further tour details at: http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/1792
*As in, runs a desktop operating system, can connect a mouse, can output to a monitor. For $3 more than an Arduino!
NOTE: We've had to limit RSVPs due to popularity. Please update your RSVP if you won't be able to make it so that others can attend. Please do RSVP for the waitlist, we will try to raise the limit as the event gets closer.