Raspberry Pi Craft Night! Meet+Greet Rob Bishop of The RasPi Foundation! Prizes!

  • September 21, 2012 · 7:00 PM

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.

Agenda includes:

  • 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.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    What a fun night! It was great to see so many creative cool people doing interesting things. We are definitely looking forward to doing stuff with our Pi!

    September 22, 2012

  • Zack F.

    I'm writing a blog post about my wearable - if you have any pics, please send them to yourstruly at zackfreedman dot com so I can include them!

    September 22, 2012

    • Gordon A.

      Zach, I was snapping pictures but you and the wearable weren't in any of them, sorry I didn't think to grab a couple

      September 22, 2012

  • Gordon A.

    My son and I loved this. It's great for him to see all the things he can do if he applies himself. The "Make Electronics" book he won looks ideal.

    September 22, 2012

  • Chris N.

    Inspiring

    September 22, 2012

  • Alex S.

    It was a fun night. Everyone from the MakerBar are friendly and helpful. Special thanks to Rob Bishop for the introduction of the RasPi.

    September 21, 2012

  • Darren L.

    Best hacker space ever.

    September 21, 2012

  • Andy F.

    Come on by and don't worry about it, one more shouldn't be a problem.

    September 21, 2012

  • Bert H.

    Just a reminder that if you want to buy a Raspberry Pi through us (from http://www.mcmelectronics.com/content/en-US/raspberry-pi), to let us know what you want TONIGHT so that we can order and get them in time for the 21st.

    September 11, 2012

    • Bert H.

      Unfortunately, I won't be able to guarantee anything else will arrive by Friday, and MCM was on backorder last I checked, so I won't be placing another group order (in relation to this event). We may have some extra plain boards available on Friday that can be bought, and there will definitely be enough to play with.

      September 17, 2012

    • Pierre

      I Thought i rspved for the 7:00pm meetup it shows i rsvped to the earlier 3:00 pm. Can i still come by and get a plain raspberry board?

      September 21, 2012

  • Zack F.

    I believe the RasPi eats 700mA, but many phone wall warts only supply 500mA. Just something to keep in mind if you're thinking of saving dough.

    September 6, 2012

  • Andy F.

    In addition to the bare board you'll need a SD card (generally 4gb+) and a power supply(the micro USB charger from a cellphone works). You might also consider a USB keyboard and HDMI monitor, depending on your project ideas.

    September 6, 2012

  • Andy F.

    To date everyone has only ordered bare RaspberryPi boards, but there are a few other options if you go to the link above there are some other options. Shipping was free and probably still is, so whatever MCM lists as the price.

    September 6, 2012

  • Bert H.

    We've gotten word that there won't be many Raspberry pi's for sale, and that there won't be a discount buying in person.

    We highly recommend ordering ahead of time from mcmelectronics. I'm putting together another group buy for next Tuesday, so let me know if you want to save on shipping.

    September 5, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      What's included and how much?

      September 5, 2012

  • Bert H.

    We may be able to run another event starting earlier in the afternoon (like 3 or so). Details to come, but drop me a line ([masked]) if that's something you'd be interested in.

    September 2, 2012

  • Francis

    Andy I'm interested in Model B board only.

    August 30, 2012

  • Andy F.

    We're putting in an order Sunday to share shipping and get the Pis earlier, if you're interested pick from http://www.mcmelectronics.com/content/en-US/raspberry-pi and drop me a message through Meetup. We should be able to get them soon enough to add a Raspberry Pi event before this craft night.

    August 30, 2012

  • Francis

    Thanks

    August 28, 2012

  • Zack F.

    Likely $30. We'll coordinate with Rob and give you a definite price soon.

    August 28, 2012

  • Francis

    How much for the Raspberry PI's?

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