Getting started on the Pi -- Different ways to use the Pi, OS options, and the new NOOBS 1.3 easy installation system.
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It was lots of fun and great to meetup with people with like interest.
0 · October 11, 2013
Hey guys I'm outside. Could you let me in.
0 · October 10, 2013
I'll try to join you guys but I may be stuck at work. :-(
What is the room number?
0 · October 9, 2013
T1009 ... It will be well-signed.
Will not be able to make it...something came up...
Hope everyone has a blast! Unfortunately got a huge test on Friday!
I know a real estate office that needs a computer to drive some signs in the windows. They just need a cheap device that can run Windows on a USB stick, has HDMI output and is small enough to hide in an air vent or something. I was thinking of using a Netbook PC with a broken monitor but then I remembered the Pi. If anyone wants to help with this, let me know. There may be money involved but I don't know how much (probably not a lot).
0 · October 4, 2013
If Windows is a requirement, the Raspberry Pi can't work. It has a totally different CPU, so running Windows programs, even under WINE, is just not possible.
0 · October 7, 2013
That's bad new BUT maybe we don't need a machine running Windows after all. These signs take HDMI input and display whatever is sent to them. They're just giant HDMI monitors, though rather low resolution. Any solution that can take a company logo and make it spin, rotate, flash, and animate in cool ways should work fine. I don't know the resolution but assume they're 320x240 and there are two side-by-side, so think of it as a 640x240 monitor.
What you can do is create a flash movie/presentation and run it in Firefox full screen....I've done it for a friend and works well....if you want to be a bit more adventurous you can attach a WiFi USB and connect it to a web server...
1 · October 8, 2013
I think what Fernando said would be very ideal. You don't even have to ssh in to the pi, just change the page on the server. Okay maybe F5 would be needed :)
Does anyone know if there is any free parking nearby...
There is meter parking at 25¢ per hr on Four Winds Drive which is 1km south of TEL building
0 · September 29, 2013
Let's get this party (re)started! We have the use of space at CDOT anytime, so I propose a monthly or bimonthy meeting, starting with October 10.
For future meetings, how well does the Thursday evening slot work for people? Do you prefer monthly or every-other-month?
0 · September 26, 2013
Thursday evening works fine for me. I already have my Pi up and running, but I'm willing to help other people get set up.
Regular meetings would be great venue for socializing and sharing ideas with like minded people. This location is almost in my back yard =)
Can't make it. Sorry. Next time.
Sorry I can't make it; it's the last day of the Canadian Wind Energy Association conference and exhibition downtown, and I'll be networked-out.
At least my local(ish) node for the NOOBS torrent (and all the other Raspberry Pi torrents) should help you download it fairly quickly. It's a clever system.
hi all. noobi here. anyone into riscOS?
0 · July 30, 2013
The Hotel Ocho worked very well for another tech meetup I attended. Perhaps we can have one there.
1 · June 21, 2013
I'd been playing with my RPI and I was successfully able to install the raspbmc distro....works well and the best thing is that it doesn't too much power ...and I can remove xbmc from my PC
0 · June 9, 2013
Maybe … depends on where and when. Definitely interested.
0 · June 2, 2013
0 · May 29, 2013
Weekends sounds good and something in the west end. Mississauga library?
0 · May 28, 2013
For Toronto Raspberry Pi enthusiasts! Let's meet up and hack sometime.
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