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Raspberry Pi at the Library

The Raspberry Pi is a very capable, inexpensive, low-power mini-computer that can fit in the palm of your hand.  I'll be giving a short presentation on how to set up a Raspberry Pi and some cool projects that you can do with this super device.  

Event is for all ages, there is actually no formal rsvp is really required (using meetup to get the word out).

AND If you already have a Pi, please feel free to bring it and show us what projects you are working on. 


Link to event page: http://sfpl.org/index.php?pg=1015808901



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  • Viktor P.

    Hey guys, here's the deck from Screenly (http://viktorpetersson.com/upload/Screenly_presentation.pdf). It's very much out of date, but better than nothing. You might also want to check out screenlyapp.com and feel free to ping me at [masked]

    1 · February 15, 2014

    • Gregory K.

      Hi Victor, -- I was wondering if we could chat about setting up a meetup in March at Wireload?

      February 28, 2014

    • Viktor P.

      Sure. Drop me a line at vpetersson at wireload dot net.

      February 28, 2014

  • Ken O.

    enjoyed the presentations and learned enough to start

    1 · February 16, 2014

  • Gregory K.

    Thanks everyone for coming to the event! As promised, here are my slides with the aforementioned hyperlinks:

    http://slid.es/gskielian/raspberry-pi


    I also mentioned a website called "AliExpress": http://www.aliexpress.com/

    Their prices for sensors is often < 10% of the competition (sensors are usually $2 or $3), and on top of that many products have free shipping -- any I2C sensor with 3.3V compatible should work with the Raspberry Pi. The shipping though can take anywhere from 1 to 3+ weeks.

    And if only a 5V level I2C is available for thing you are measuring, there's always this easy to use board which you can just shift the levels:
    http://www.adafruit.com/products/757

    1 · February 15, 2014

  • Andy F.

    Greg, I went home and tried to reconfigure the keyboard using the utility and the instructions you gave me but it wouldn't work. I finally found a page that explains that you sometimes must use the terminal to change to a US layout. Here's the directions:


    sudo nano /etc/default/keyboard

    find the line where it says

    XKBLAYOUT=”gb”

    and change the gb to the two letter code for your country (e.g. US).

    And restart your RasPi.

    I did this and it worked. No matter what I did I couldn't get the utility to give me the correct mapping. Some others online had the same problem as me.

    Cheers,

    Andy

    1 · February 15, 2014

    • Gregory K.

      Thanks Andy! That's awesome, so we might be able to bring this into a script to automate the keyboard layout swap : )

      1 · February 15, 2014

  • Andy F.

    The meeting today was great, thanks to Greg for setting it up and carrying it through.

    1 · February 15, 2014

  • Peter F.

    Well organized, good presentations, good turnout!

    February 15, 2014

  • Gregory K.

    If anyone needs help finding the library, feel free to call the Library Main number (415)[masked] for assistance.

    February 15, 2014

  • Mark L. Miller, P.

    Hoping that some of the meetups will be on the peninsula.

    December 26, 2013

    • Gregory K.

      I'll see if we can arrange that.

      January 31, 2014

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