August 24, 2012
Yes, a model B - unfortunately I have had minimal use with it, all the more reason I'd like to attend the NERP meeting.
Yes, various Arduinos(atmel), Microchip, TI, Parallax, Motorola, etc...
Yes, I have, I would like to become more proficient designing embedded circuits - PCB fabrication and surface mounting.
(d)? -I see the Raspberry Pi as the first widely adopted 'open' single board computer that facilitates both programming and physical computing. -The portable computing combined with GPIO is what makes it appealing to me.
I'm a EE. Background includes IT, programming, Systems Engineering, embedded electronics, and automotive engineering. Military background includes RF engineering with spec. ops equipment. I've taught a few (short) courses at the university level.
Good. Acquired ideas + motivation. Only wish there was more time. Definitely recommend bringing a functional Raspberry Pi setup and projects for future visits. Would like to see if there is a forum for 'hacker' online collaboration during the interim.