What we're about

About the Melbourne Raspberry Pi Makers Group (MRPMG) - Melbourne Raspberry Pi Makers is a platform that will meet once a month with the objective of sharing, collaborating on interesting Raspberry Pi, Arduino, ESP8266, ESP32, 3D printing, robotics, etc. related projects and hacking together on Open Source / Open Hardware platforms. From time to time  Melbourne Raspberry Pi Makers conducts tutorials/workshops to get folks started hacking with their Raspberry Pi, Arduinos, ESP32's, etc.

You can read more about the Melbourne Raspberry Pi Makers Group, check out the different initiatives we have in progress at - https://melbourne-rpi.com.au

Chat with Discord - We keep in touch through discord (Chat Server).

  1. Join us at our Melbourne Raspberry Pi Hackers Group Discord Server.
  2. Joining us on discord doesn't cost you anything, it's absolutely FREE to join but please see "Things to keep in mind" below.
  3. URL for getting onto discord is - https://discord.gg/4FkrKJeNt5.

Free Learning Resources for Kids Of All Ages - If you are looking for FREE learning resources please head over to our learning site KidzCanCode.

  1. Access KidzCanCode at - https://learning.kidzcancode.com/
  2. At KidzCanCode you will find free learning tracks on Web Development, Getting started with the Raspberry Pi, Introduction to the Arduino, Working with the BBC micro:bit, 3D printing, 3D Designing and modelling with Blender, robotics, etc.
  3. KidzCancode also is a great resource for kids who want to get started on their STEM learning journey. You'll find FREE learning tracks on Scratch, BBC micro:bit, robotics with the BBC micro:bit, etc.
  4. You can also head over to https://projects.raspberrypi.org/ for projects, learning material covering the raspberry pi, Arduino, etc.

Things to Keep In Mind -

  1. Please note that Melbourne Raspberry Pi Makers is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, age race, religion, favorite programming language and operating system, or any other personal attribute.
  2. At Melbourne Raspberry Pi Makers, we do not tolerate harassment of Melbourne Raspberry Jam participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any venue including the online forums and email communication.
  3. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from Melbourne Raspberry Makers meetup [without a refund if applicable] at the discretion of the committee members.
  4. Melbourne Raspberry Pi Makers is about open, participatory knowledge sharing, learning. We are a platform that will meet once every month with the objective of sharing projects, collaborating on interesting Raspberry Pi, Arduino, etc. related projects and hacking with Open Source / Open Hardware.
  5. Harassment and discrimination simply has no place in this environment.

Contact Details - For any additional information please drop Trevor a note at "melrpihackers at hack2 dot live" or "trevor at hack2 dot live".

Upcoming events (4+)

Let's make, create with our Raspberry Pi's & Collaborate on projects

Needs a location

Who might want to attend - This meetup is open to everyone with an interest in Electronics, Robotics, Home Automation, 3D Printing, Laser Cutting, Amateur Radio, High Altitude Balloons, Space Tech, etc. Makers with interests in open hardware e.g. Arduino, ESP8266, ESP32, Raspberry Pi, Onion, OrangePi, etc. are invited to bring along their projects, project ideas and come hack with us at the meetup. Meetup with other makers here in Melbourne, get your questions answered, show off the work you are doing and get support to resolve those nagging issues that have stalled progress on your projects.

Our subgroups include -

  1. Robotics - Our robotics group meets regularly to test out their robot builds, show off new capabilities they put into their bots, etc. The team is currently running a monthly robotics challenge which is open to everyone, so why wait...drop in and join the party.
  2. Home Automation - The Home Automation group meets twice a month on discord but also runs sessions on different Home Automation tools, capabilities at the monthly events, so drop by and check out what's happening.
  3. High Altitude Ballooning - We also have an active HAB (High Altitude Balloon) group that has plans to launch multiple payloads into the stratosphere later this year (~30-35 Kms above the earth). Drop by, learn more about the High Altitude Balloon project and see how best to help.

!!! Very Important !!!! - Please plan to be self sufficient in terms of hardware, power supply (USB power banks), internet access, power cords, USB cables, etc. We do not have access to any hardware at the cafe.

We welcome makers of all ages, including kids and women with interests in open hardware, open source. Read up more about the group at https://melbourne-rpi.com.au.

  1. If you are getting started with the Arduino or the Raspberry Pi and need help picking a kit join us at the discord (link below) channel and we'll help you pick one up.
  2. We recommend that you bring your Arduino, Raspberry boards, learning kits to the meetup, we would be more than happy to point you to the relevant tutorials and help you get started with your learning journey.
  3. You'll need to do the hard work, read the documentation and follow the tutorials. We'll do our best to point you in the right direction.

We keep in touch through discord (Chat Server). There are no costs to using, joining discord. Just download the client, setup an account and get chatting with the other makers, hackers at the Melbourne Raspberry Pi Group - https://discord.gg/4FkrKJeNt5 .

Come, make, create, share & learn - You can get hands on, form groups, get hacking and work together to solve problems!!!. Our meetups are a great opportunity to ask questions, learn and share what you have learned with the others at the meetup.

Please bring along any projects you have built. Show off what you've built and seek help as required.

You will need to bring along -

  1. Your laptop/notebook with a wifi connection (there is no wifi connection at the cafe)
  2. Raspberry Pi (if you have one) or your Arduino, ESP8266, ESP32 etc. along with the electronics or robotics kit you purchased to explore the fundamentals of electronics with the Pi, Arduino.
  3. A USB power bank so you can power your Raspberry Pi, Arduino during the meetup. There is no power available at the cafe.
  4. A USB 5v, 3A Power Adaptor for the Raspberry Pi 2/3/4. For those with ESP8266, ESP32 boards (NodeMCU, Wemo, etc.) a 5v, 2A power supply with a micro USB port is recommended. For those with an Arduino a 5v, 2A regulated power supply with a USB Type B is required.
  5. Ethernet cable if you have one and need to troubleshoot any connectivity issues with the Rasberry Pi

!!! Very Important !!!! - Please plan to be self sufficient in terms of hardware, power supply (USB power banks), internet access, power cords, USB cables, etc. We do not have access to any hardware at the cafe.

Stay safe - Please take a couple of minutes to read the foundation guidelines at - http://rpf.io/safeguarding

Location for the meetup - The location for this meetup is :

The Gasworks Cafe
21 Graham St, Albert Park VIC 3206
Google Maps - https://goo.gl/maps/GBHxREyuGnBNcdZo9
Cafe website - https://gasworkscafe.com.au/menu/

Chat with Discord - We keep in touch through discord (Chat Server). - https://discord.gg/4FkrKJeNt5.

Reach us at mrpm at hack2 dot live if you have any questions.

Cheers,
Trevor, Rob, Chris
Melbourne Raspberry Pi Makers Group

Let's make, create with our Raspberry Pi's & Collaborate on projects

Needs a location

Who might want to attend - This meetup is open to everyone with an interest in Electronics, Robotics, Home Automation, 3D Printing, Laser Cutting, Amateur Radio, High Altitude Balloons, Space Tech, etc. Makers with interests in open hardware e.g. Arduino, ESP8266, ESP32, Raspberry Pi, Onion, OrangePi, etc. are invited to bring along their projects, project ideas and come hack with us at the meetup. Meetup with other makers here in Melbourne, get your questions answered, show off the work you are doing and get support to resolve those nagging issues that have stalled progress on your projects.

Our subgroups include -

  1. Robotics - Our robotics group meets regularly to test out their robot builds, show off new capabilities they put into their bots, etc. The team is currently running a monthly robotics challenge which is open to everyone, so why wait...drop in and join the party.
  2. Home Automation - The Home Automation group meets twice a month on discord but also runs sessions on different Home Automation tools, capabilities at the monthly events, so drop by and check out what's happening.
  3. High Altitude Ballooning - We also have an active HAB (High Altitude Balloon) group that has plans to launch multiple payloads into the stratosphere later this year (~30-35 Kms above the earth). Drop by, learn more about the High Altitude Balloon project and see how best to help.

!!! Very Important !!!! - Please plan to be self sufficient in terms of hardware, power supply (USB power banks), internet access, power cords, USB cables, etc. We do not have access to any hardware at the cafe.

We welcome makers of all ages, including kids and women with interests in open hardware, open source. Read up more about the group at https://melbourne-rpi.com.au.

  1. If you are getting started with the Arduino or the Raspberry Pi and need help picking a kit join us at the discord (link below) channel and we'll help you pick one up.
  2. We recommend that you bring your Arduino, Raspberry boards, learning kits to the meetup, we would be more than happy to point you to the relevant tutorials and help you get started with your learning journey.
  3. You'll need to do the hard work, read the documentation and follow the tutorials. We'll do our best to point you in the right direction.

We keep in touch through discord (Chat Server). There are no costs to using, joining discord. Just download the client, setup an account and get chatting with the other makers, hackers at the Melbourne Raspberry Pi Group - https://discord.gg/4FkrKJeNt5 .

Come, make, create, share & learn - You can get hands on, form groups, get hacking and work together to solve problems!!!. Our meetups are a great opportunity to ask questions, learn and share what you have learned with the others at the meetup.

Please bring along any projects you have built. Show off what you've built and seek help as required.

You will need to bring along -

  1. Your laptop/notebook with a wifi connection (there is no wifi connection at the cafe)
  2. Raspberry Pi (if you have one) or your Arduino, ESP8266, ESP32 etc. along with the electronics or robotics kit you purchased to explore the fundamentals of electronics with the Pi, Arduino.
  3. A USB power bank so you can power your Raspberry Pi, Arduino during the meetup. There is no power available at the cafe.
  4. A USB 5v, 3A Power Adaptor for the Raspberry Pi 2/3/4. For those with ESP8266, ESP32 boards (NodeMCU, Wemo, etc.) a 5v, 2A power supply with a micro USB port is recommended. For those with an Arduino a 5v, 2A regulated power supply with a USB Type B is required.
  5. Ethernet cable if you have one and need to troubleshoot any connectivity issues with the Rasberry Pi

!!! Very Important !!!! - Please plan to be self sufficient in terms of hardware, power supply (USB power banks), internet access, power cords, USB cables, etc. We do not have access to any hardware at the cafe.

Stay safe - Please take a couple of minutes to read the foundation guidelines at - http://rpf.io/safeguarding

Location for the meetup - The location for this meetup is :

The Gasworks Cafe
21 Graham St, Albert Park VIC 3206
Google Maps - https://goo.gl/maps/GBHxREyuGnBNcdZo9
Cafe website - https://gasworkscafe.com.au/menu/

Chat with Discord - We keep in touch through discord (Chat Server). - https://discord.gg/4FkrKJeNt5.

Reach us at mrpm at hack2 dot live if you have any questions.

Cheers,
Trevor, Rob, Chris
Melbourne Raspberry Pi Makers Group

Let's make, create with our Raspberry Pi's & Collaborate on projects

Needs a location

Who might want to attend - This meetup is open to everyone with an interest in Electronics, Robotics, Home Automation, 3D Printing, Laser Cutting, Amateur Radio, High Altitude Balloons, Space Tech, etc. Makers with interests in open hardware e.g. Arduino, ESP8266, ESP32, Raspberry Pi, Onion, OrangePi, etc. are invited to bring along their projects, project ideas and come hack with us at the meetup. Meetup with other makers here in Melbourne, get your questions answered, show off the work you are doing and get support to resolve those nagging issues that have stalled progress on your projects.

Our subgroups include -

  1. Robotics - Our robotics group meets regularly to test out their robot builds, show off new capabilities they put into their bots, etc. The team is currently running a monthly robotics challenge which is open to everyone, so why wait...drop in and join the party.
  2. Home Automation - The Home Automation group meets twice a month on discord but also runs sessions on different Home Automation tools, capabilities at the monthly events, so drop by and check out what's happening.
  3. High Altitude Ballooning - We also have an active HAB (High Altitude Balloon) group that has plans to launch multiple payloads into the stratosphere later this year (~30-35 Kms above the earth). Drop by, learn more about the High Altitude Balloon project and see how best to help.

!!! Very Important !!!! - Please plan to be self sufficient in terms of hardware, power supply (USB power banks), internet access, power cords, USB cables, etc. We do not have access to any hardware at the cafe.

We welcome makers of all ages, including kids and women with interests in open hardware, open source. Read up more about the group at https://melbourne-rpi.com.au.

  1. If you are getting started with the Arduino or the Raspberry Pi and need help picking a kit join us at the discord (link below) channel and we'll help you pick one up.
  2. We recommend that you bring your Arduino, Raspberry boards, learning kits to the meetup, we would be more than happy to point you to the relevant tutorials and help you get started with your learning journey.
  3. You'll need to do the hard work, read the documentation and follow the tutorials. We'll do our best to point you in the right direction.

We keep in touch through discord (Chat Server). There are no costs to using, joining discord. Just download the client, setup an account and get chatting with the other makers, hackers at the Melbourne Raspberry Pi Group - https://discord.gg/4FkrKJeNt5 .

Come, make, create, share & learn - You can get hands on, form groups, get hacking and work together to solve problems!!!. Our meetups are a great opportunity to ask questions, learn and share what you have learned with the others at the meetup.

Please bring along any projects you have built. Show off what you've built and seek help as required.

You will need to bring along -

  1. Your laptop/notebook with a wifi connection (there is no wifi connection at the cafe)
  2. Raspberry Pi (if you have one) or your Arduino, ESP8266, ESP32 etc. along with the electronics or robotics kit you purchased to explore the fundamentals of electronics with the Pi, Arduino.
  3. A USB power bank so you can power your Raspberry Pi, Arduino during the meetup. There is no power available at the cafe.
  4. A USB 5v, 3A Power Adaptor for the Raspberry Pi 2/3/4. For those with ESP8266, ESP32 boards (NodeMCU, Wemo, etc.) a 5v, 2A power supply with a micro USB port is recommended. For those with an Arduino a 5v, 2A regulated power supply with a USB Type B is required.
  5. Ethernet cable if you have one and need to troubleshoot any connectivity issues with the Rasberry Pi

!!! Very Important !!!! - Please plan to be self sufficient in terms of hardware, power supply (USB power banks), internet access, power cords, USB cables, etc. We do not have access to any hardware at the cafe.

Stay safe - Please take a couple of minutes to read the foundation guidelines at - http://rpf.io/safeguarding

Location for the meetup - The location for this meetup is :

The Gasworks Cafe
21 Graham St, Albert Park VIC 3206
Google Maps - https://goo.gl/maps/GBHxREyuGnBNcdZo9
Cafe website - https://gasworkscafe.com.au/menu/

Chat with Discord - We keep in touch through discord (Chat Server). - https://discord.gg/4FkrKJeNt5.

Reach us at mrpm at hack2 dot live if you have any questions.

Cheers,
Trevor, Rob, Chris
Melbourne Raspberry Pi Makers Group

Let's make, create with our Raspberry Pi's & Collaborate on projects

Needs a location

Who might want to attend - This meetup is open to everyone with an interest in Electronics, Robotics, Home Automation, 3D Printing, Laser Cutting, Amateur Radio, High Altitude Balloons, Space Tech, etc. Makers with interests in open hardware e.g. Arduino, ESP8266, ESP32, Raspberry Pi, Onion, OrangePi, etc. are invited to bring along their projects, project ideas and come hack with us at the meetup. Meetup with other makers here in Melbourne, get your questions answered, show off the work you are doing and get support to resolve those nagging issues that have stalled progress on your projects.

Our subgroups include -

  1. Robotics - Our robotics group meets regularly to test out their robot builds, show off new capabilities they put into their bots, etc. The team is currently running a monthly robotics challenge which is open to everyone, so why wait...drop in and join the party.
  2. Home Automation - The Home Automation group meets twice a month on discord but also runs sessions on different Home Automation tools, capabilities at the monthly events, so drop by and check out what's happening.
  3. High Altitude Ballooning - We also have an active HAB (High Altitude Balloon) group that has plans to launch multiple payloads into the stratosphere later this year (~30-35 Kms above the earth). Drop by, learn more about the High Altitude Balloon project and see how best to help.

!!! Very Important !!!! - Please plan to be self sufficient in terms of hardware, power supply (USB power banks), internet access, power cords, USB cables, etc. We do not have access to any hardware at the cafe.

We welcome makers of all ages, including kids and women with interests in open hardware, open source. Read up more about the group at https://melbourne-rpi.com.au.

  1. If you are getting started with the Arduino or the Raspberry Pi and need help picking a kit join us at the discord (link below) channel and we'll help you pick one up.
  2. We recommend that you bring your Arduino, Raspberry boards, learning kits to the meetup, we would be more than happy to point you to the relevant tutorials and help you get started with your learning journey.
  3. You'll need to do the hard work, read the documentation and follow the tutorials. We'll do our best to point you in the right direction.

We keep in touch through discord (Chat Server). There are no costs to using, joining discord. Just download the client, setup an account and get chatting with the other makers, hackers at the Melbourne Raspberry Pi Group - https://discord.gg/4FkrKJeNt5 .

Come, make, create, share & learn - You can get hands on, form groups, get hacking and work together to solve problems!!!. Our meetups are a great opportunity to ask questions, learn and share what you have learned with the others at the meetup.

Please bring along any projects you have built. Show off what you've built and seek help as required.

You will need to bring along -

  1. Your laptop/notebook with a wifi connection (there is no wifi connection at the cafe)
  2. Raspberry Pi (if you have one) or your Arduino, ESP8266, ESP32 etc. along with the electronics or robotics kit you purchased to explore the fundamentals of electronics with the Pi, Arduino.
  3. A USB power bank so you can power your Raspberry Pi, Arduino during the meetup. There is no power available at the cafe.
  4. A USB 5v, 3A Power Adaptor for the Raspberry Pi 2/3/4. For those with ESP8266, ESP32 boards (NodeMCU, Wemo, etc.) a 5v, 2A power supply with a micro USB port is recommended. For those with an Arduino a 5v, 2A regulated power supply with a USB Type B is required.
  5. Ethernet cable if you have one and need to troubleshoot any connectivity issues with the Rasberry Pi

!!! Very Important !!!! - Please plan to be self sufficient in terms of hardware, power supply (USB power banks), internet access, power cords, USB cables, etc. We do not have access to any hardware at the cafe.

Stay safe - Please take a couple of minutes to read the foundation guidelines at - http://rpf.io/safeguarding

Location for the meetup - The location for this meetup is :

The Gasworks Cafe
21 Graham St, Albert Park VIC 3206
Google Maps - https://goo.gl/maps/GBHxREyuGnBNcdZo9
Cafe website - https://gasworkscafe.com.au/menu/

Chat with Discord - We keep in touch through discord (Chat Server). - https://discord.gg/4FkrKJeNt5.

Reach us at mrpm at hack2 dot live if you have any questions.

Cheers,
Trevor, Rob, Chris
Melbourne Raspberry Pi Makers Group

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