What we're about

Anyone interested in programming, electronics, robotics, learning and more.

A hands on group where people can bring projects and along and find others who are interested in working on them.

If you want to learn how to program

Want to learn how to build robots

Interested in Raspberry Pi or Arduino

Have problem you are struggling with.

Want to meet new people.

Meetings may have presentation for those that are interested.
Else we will small groups doing various things.

Various hardware will be available for people to play around on, like Raspberry Pi Arduino, robots.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/844667239299807/

We have a Discord where people can ask questions and have discusions about variuos things.

https://discord.gg/NpXHFUj

Upcoming events (5)

Connect device to the net (Iot, MicroPython, MQTT, Infuxdb, Grafana, Telegram)

South Christchurch Library

We'll be doing a few Iot things

We'll will be using esp8266s and esp32s with MicroPython.
These are microcontrollers that come with with wifi, which makes them great devices to connect to the internet.

It'll be based around this.
https://git.chch.tech/chchtech/datalogger
(It's still a work in progress)

We will also look at using Telegrams API to allow devices to send messages to you.

This is beginner-friendly. But you will only scratch the surface. There is quite a bit involved and will require a few sessions to get through it.

Bring a laptop if you have one.
We do have 5 laptops available.

We are after project ideas. If you have one you would like us to focus on for a month, send us a message.

The entrance is to the right of the main entrance toward the end of the building.
Knock on the door.

GNU/Linux Users Free Software Group. GNUz FreeNix workshop 1st Weds nite monthly

Hi all, monthly notice, June 2 - GNU/Linux Users' workshop: 7.30pm-9.30pm in the South Learning Centre (SLC), through rear door of South Christchurch Library at 66 Colombo Street, Cashmere - held on the first Wednesday night monthly, Feb-Dec at https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/locations/SOUTH/ N.B. Covid-19 tracing app QR-code is at all council public facilities.

LiveCD/DVD/thumbdrive installs of freenix operating system distributions are used to demonstrate alternative desktop environments, in the SLC computer lab of i5, all-in-one, touchscreen PCs. 'Freenix' is Unix-derived Free and Open-Source Software (FOSS) esp. GNU/Linux & BSD.

Ubuntu-MATE is the Debian GNU/Linux variant we most display and Long Term Support releases like 20.04 are recommended, though rolling upgrades (like 20.10, October release) tend to run fastest with very latest kernel drivers and software incorporated. Both are up-to-date, secure, and will run well on a lot of ageing equipment to extend its life. See http://debian.org background and http://ubuntu-mate.org/download/ for these distros and http://distrowatch.com for a great many other strains to choose from. Portable devices welcome, esp. laptops, Android phones etc. Arduino and Raspberry Pi sessions too.

BYO distributions and any new tech you like; overhead projector / large screen - let us know if you have a presentation to offer.

Our online event link for remote connection is here, courtesy of NZOSS: https://bbb.nzoss.nz/b/rik-huz-nrm-vmu
Also via https://meet.jit.si/GNUz-Otautahi

Thank you for the support of these workshops.

Kind regards,

Rik

pp Sydenham GNU/Linux Users
http://lists.ourshack.com/mailman/listinfo/gnuz
Software Freedom Day, Team Christchurch South, 18-September-2021

Connect device to the net (Iot, MicroPython, MQTT, Infuxdb, Grafana, Telegram)

South Christchurch Library

We'll be doing a few Iot things
Things may change slightly

We'll will be using esp8266s and esp32s with MicroPython.
These are microcontrollers that come with with wifi, which makes them great devices to connect to the internet.

It'll be based around this.
https://git.chch.tech/chchtech/datalogger
(It's still a work in progress)

We will also look at using Telegrams API to allow devices to send messages to you.

This is beginner-friendly. But you will only scratch the surface. There is quite a bit involved and will require a few sessions to get through it.

Bring a laptop if you have one.
We do have 5 laptops available.

We are after project ideas. If you have one you would like us to focus on for a month, send us a message.

The entrance is to the right of the main entrance toward the end of the building.
Knock on the door.

GNU/Linux Users Free Software Group. GNUz FreeNix workshop 1st Weds nite monthly

Hi all, monthly notice, June 2 - GNU/Linux Users' workshop: 7.30pm-9.30pm in the South Learning Centre (SLC), through rear door of South Christchurch Library at 66 Colombo Street, Cashmere - held on the first Wednesday night monthly, Feb-Dec at https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/locations/SOUTH/ N.B. Covid-19 tracing app QR-code is at all council public facilities.

LiveCD/DVD/thumbdrive installs of freenix operating system distributions are used to demonstrate alternative desktop environments, in the SLC computer lab of i5, all-in-one, touchscreen PCs. 'Freenix' is Unix-derived Free and Open-Source Software (FOSS) esp. GNU/Linux & BSD.

Ubuntu-MATE is the Debian GNU/Linux variant we most display and Long Term Support releases like 20.04 are recommended, though rolling upgrades (like 20.10, October release) tend to run fastest with very latest kernel drivers and software incorporated. Both are up-to-date, secure, and will run well on a lot of ageing equipment to extend its life. See http://debian.org background and http://ubuntu-mate.org/download/ for these distros and http://distrowatch.com for a great many other strains to choose from. Portable devices welcome, esp. laptops, Android phones etc. Arduino and Raspberry Pi sessions too.

BYO distributions and any new tech you like; overhead projector / large screen - let us know if you have a presentation to offer.

Our online event link for remote connection is here, courtesy of NZOSS: https://bbb.nzoss.nz/b/rik-huz-nrm-vmu
Also via https://meet.jit.si/GNUz-Otautahi

Thank you for the support of these workshops.

Kind regards,

Rik

pp Sydenham GNU/Linux Users
http://lists.ourshack.com/mailman/listinfo/gnuz
Software Freedom Day, Team Christchurch South, 18-September-2021

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