Pi Masters is holding its inaugural meetup event at Microsoft in Chevy Chase, Maryland on Thursday, November 21 at 5:30 pm. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A TIME AND VENUE CHANGE. Doors open at 5:30 pm and the event will start at 6:00 pm. RSVP here on Meetup.com. If you plan on building stuff with your kids, bring them along!
Pi Masters was formed to encourage people of all levels and ages to come together to learn about and experiment with coding, engineering, electronics, and their interests in making digitally enabled devices, specifically using the Raspberry Pi, but also using such platforms as Arduino, BeagleBone and the like. All these platforms are affordable (Raspberry Pi runs around $35), readily available, small in size (just around 2” by 3”), and easy to use. We will share projects that we’ve built and tips to help each other create cool things.
This meetup is a collaborative effort organized by Multi Platform Media and Multi Platform Labs.
Please join us at this inaugural event that we hope will bring together a collaborative and supportive maker community here in the Washington DC area.
5:30 – 6:00 pm Arrive and Network
6:00 – 7:30 pm The Meetup
Introduction and discussion about what we plan for the group and what you hope to get out of it
Brian Silverman will talk about the Raspberry Pi and demonstrate a Raspberry Pi development
kit that he is creating
Frank Hunleth will demonstrate the Beaglebone and
show off some of the things you can do with it
We are also hoping to have someone talk a little bit about Arduino (e-mail me at [masked] if you are interested in speaking about the Arduino)
We will also have opportunities for people to tell everyone a bit about what they are working on or hope to work on with their Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Beaglebone or other platform
Discussion regarding future meetings and events
7:30 – 8:00 pm More networking
VENUE: Microsoft - Friendship Heights
Microsoft has been kind enough to let us use their conference room at their Friendship Heights office:
The venue is at 5404 Wisconsin Ave, Chevy Chase, MD. We're on the 5th Floor. Details below:
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The Microsoft venue is very convenient to public transportation, right next to the Friendship Heights Metro stop on the Red Line.
There is also a parking garage adjacent to the Microsoft building. You can park in the Bloomingdale / Whole Foods lot. Please be aware that there is a charge to park.