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Danforth Raspberry Pi Presentations
The Danforth Plant Science Center is once again hosting a Raspberry Pi themed event in January. We're looking for volunteers to present projects and answer questions. This is not a Jam (despite the poster that is usually generated) in the sense that we will probably *not* have a space to work on projects. It's usually pretty crowded and loud anyway, not a great place to focus. It is a great place to meet new people and catch up with fellow DIY and microcontroller/microcomputer hobbiests and professionals. [[[If you are looking forward to a Jam (sorry, sorry, seriously, sorry I haven't made time to host one) let me know! There are always possibilities for locations, I just need to know that there is still interest in setting one up.]]]------ EDIT: We might have access to a space after all! Check the comments on the event page. Danforth is requesting that we confirm our booth size, so please let me know right away if you are interested in participating. I usually have one or two example projects, but even a in-progress project or a layout of plans is enough for good conversation. For those who have attended in the past I expect it will be similar to previous years; a number of booths representing different groups and a few kid-friendly activity stations. It's a large, well lit space and there is plenty of parking on site. They usually have some music to add to the atmosphere and offer tours of the facility. If you haven't seen the building, this is a good opportunity to get a peek at an modern scientific facility currently in-use. I know almost nothing about plant science, but the technology and techniques being used are fascinating to learn about. There is generally no alcohol served during the event since this is part of a community outreach program directed toward families and children. It can get a little loud depending on the turnout, but it's usually a comfortable environment. I will modify the event details as we get closer to the date with more specific information as it becomes available. The more people we have in the booth, the more we can take shifts and participate in the rest of the event ;)

Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

975 North Warson Rd · Creve Coeur, MO

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    We are a small group of makers, programmers and enthusiasts in Missouri who want to bring together people who are interested in the Raspberry Pi and similar technologies. Our goal is to provide a place for beginners to learn, experts to share, and where everyone has a great time. We are not associated with the Raspberry Pi Foundation, however we do agree with their goal to promote STEM education. Raspberry Pi is a fantastic platform for learning programming, circuit design, and computer science concepts. While our focus is on the Raspberry Pi, we encourage members to explore other platforms as well. Arduino, BeagleBone, and other great products can do some amazing things! If you have a completed project, non-working prototype, or even an idea stop by. Bring your project, tell your story! If you just got your first Pi, or are thinking about getting one come in and ask questions! We can help get you up and running. If you’ve been working with microprocessors, robotics, home automation, programming, high energy particle physics, and feel the need to share your knowledge and experience; please consider speaking or attending as a mentor! Our events are all inclusive, all age events. You do not have to be a student. We ask that anyone under the age of 18 be accompanied by an adult. We encourage everyone to attend regardless of age, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, appearance, programming language, operating system, or text editor preference.

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