2nd Raspberry mid month software Jam

The Swanston Academic Building is number 80 on this map (http://mams.rmit.edu.au/ah5hshrpo0ky.pdf and is right next to the Oxford Scholar Pub

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  • Trindy

    I would absolutely give my left arm to go to this night, alas I'm no longer able to make it.

    If there are any a/v geeks attending that are willing to record Alec's presentation, you'd totes earn +100 browny points.

    September 18, 2012

    • Michael Borthwick

      I recorded it and will upload to Vimeo next week.

      September 21, 2012

    • Michael Borthwick

      Two video clips are here on my Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/user...­ Apologies for the poor AV quality. It was shot on a smartphone from the middle of the lecture theatre.

      September 24, 2012

  • Alec Clews

    Here are the slides from last Thus

    September 23, 2012

  • Alec Clews

    Just a reminder that I will be running a Python clinic at 2:30 each month at the 1st Saturday meeting.

    September 21, 2012

    • Andy Gelme

      Dr Alec, can you help me ? My Python has stopped eating recently and now that summer is coming, shouldn't its hibernation period be over ? Also, do you know anything about cats ... my Burmese has gone missing, is it playing hide-and-seek or should I be worried ? ... cheers andyg

      September 21, 2012

    • Alec Clews

      I find that my Python is much better tempered when O offered it a tasty meal of a small child. My cats were then quite safe

      September 21, 2012

  • Trindy

    Michael, you are wonderful!

    September 21, 2012

  • Alec Clews

    I really enjoyed it. I hope it was useful for other people

    September 21, 2012

  • Alec Clews

    September 21, 2012

  • Alistair Walsh

    Ignore that, it's on the map

    September 20, 2012

  • Alistair Walsh

    Hey, is it building 80?

    September 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I bought a r-pi from element 14 but forgot to add a power supply when ordering (doh!). Has anyone bought a power supply locally? It'd be great to avoid paying for postage a second time (and power supplies are currently listed as out-of-stock).

    September 19, 2012

  • Lance Lloyd

    Apologies all, I'd like to make it but can't get there tonight. Will be at the next hack Space event. Lance

    September 20, 2012

  • Alec Clews

    We are probably going to be featured in the next edition of Element14's Connect magazine (http://au.element14.com/connect­). Please bring your project along for photographs and hopefully I can get some of them included.

    1 · September 19, 2012

  • Alec Clews

    We are on the Element14 web site http://www.element14.com/commun...­

    September 19, 2012

  • Lee Ryan

    Just introducing myself, I'm an IT generalist and bought a RasPi to see where it could take me - programming, home projects, hacking, anything - so hi!

    September 19, 2012

  • Ahmad Rosadi Djarkasih

    I haven't got Raspberry Pi with me yet. Is there any physical store where I could buy Raspberry Pi directly ?

    September 18, 2012

    • David Burela

      I've known lots of people to order from different places. But Element 14 is the ONLY one that reliably delivers it quickly.

      September 18, 2012

    • Lee Ryan

      Hi all! I ordered mine Sunday 16 Sep and received Tuesday 18 Sep from element14 - I would go that route.

      September 19, 2012

  • Calum Munro

    Hoping to attend the meeting on Thursday. Should I bring a Raspberry Pi? Other than a laptop with python, is there anything else I should bring?

    September 18, 2012

    • Alec Clews

      Unless you have something to use as a display+keyboard then it's probably easier to use you laptop for noq

      September 18, 2012

  • Alec Clews

    I'm preparing the presentation for Thus. NB This will try and assume NO prior programming experience.

    I'm planning to cover:
    1) What's great about Python. Using Python IDLE
    2) Some very basic programming constructs (loops, variables, conditional statements, functions and expressions)
    3) Some videos and free online books you can use to teach yourself
    4) Hopefully a quick look at PyGame

    If you want to follow along on your laptop download and install Python from python.org. (if you use Homebrew on a Mac see http://docs.python-guide.org/en...­)

    September 16, 2012

  • Andy Gelme

    hi All, here is an article about an impressive cluster of 64 Raspberry Pis (personally, I wouldn't call it a "supercomputer" !) ... http://paritynews.com/hardware/...­ ... and the details ... http://www.southampton.ac.uk/~s...­ . Given that 64 RPis cost around $2,500 ... this is an interesting way to learn about clusters with a significant number of individual processors. Of course, the biggest challenge is actually ordering / receiving 64 RPis from element14 ... any time soon.

    September 13, 2012

    • Alec Clews

      That is soooo cool. I want to build one. Maybe in a few months

      1 · September 13, 2012

  • Iain Shepherd

    Hi all, to introduce myself. I'm a Java developer usually, but various other langs too. I only just heard about Raspberry Pi - really great idea. I wanted to get some project inspiration first, so that I don't buy it just to let it gather dust. ...Anyway, if you don't mind me turning up and sitting at the back :)

    September 4, 2012

    • Iain Shepherd

      Good to know. I have 8 years of Java and ... the last 2 months in C#, so, I know just enough C# to be dangerous...

      September 5, 2012

    • Iain Shepherd

      Just realised I can't make it to this one... hope to meet you guys at the next event.

      September 10, 2012

  • Alec Clews

    Does anyone have a RasPi project they would like to show off at the meeting? It might inspire someone else

    September 5, 2012

  • Andy Gelme

    Cambridge University now have a 12-step basic operating system / assembler course based on the Raspberry Pi ... http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/fresher...­ ... I'll consider going through some of this material at the CCHS young hackers tutorials on Saturday mornings.

    September 4, 2012

    • Alec Clews

      I had a look at the 1st module -- pretty cool

      September 4, 2012

  • Alec Clews

    A number of people have asked about learning Python. I like to suggest that I spend 30m or so introducing people to the material they can use to learn Python (both on the Pi and your laptop).

    The objective is to:
    1) Present Python and IDLE
    2) Show some of the free training courses that you can use to learn the actual programming
    3) Answer any questions

    Interested?

    1 · September 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Comments and ideas for the next meet up please?

    August 20, 2012

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