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 projects. Our members have interests across the following areas - Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Pi Pico, ESP8266 / ESP32, 3D printing, High Altitude Ballooning, IoT, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotics, Smart Home tech, etc. At the meetups you can expect to hear from our members on projects they are working on and explore opportunities for collaboration 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

Woodside Building for Technology and Design

Monash Makerfaire - As most of you know the Melbourne Raspberry Pi Makers Group along with CoderDojo Altona North and EMDRC are participating at the Monash Makerfaire. There will be no usual meetup at the Docklands Makerspace, we instead look forward to seeing you in person at the Melbourne Raspberry Pi Maker Group, EMDRC and CoderDojo Altona North stalls at the Monash Makerfaire. See location details below.

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 Arduino, ESP8266, ESP32, Raspberry Pi, Pi Pico, OrangePi, etc. are invited to bring along their projects, project ideas and come connect with other makers. Get your questions answered, show off the work you are doing and get support to resolve nagging issues.

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.

We welcome makers of all ages, including kids and women. Read up more about the group at https://melbourne-rpi.com.au, check out learning resources at https://www.kidzcancode.com/.

  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.
  2. We recommend that you bring your Arduino, Raspberry Pi kits to the meetup. We will 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. There are no costs to using, joining discord. Just download the client, setup an account and get chatting with the other makers at the Melbourne Raspberry Pi Group - https://discord.gg/4FkrKJeNt5 .

Come, make, create, share & learn - Our meetups are a great opportunity to work on your project, ask questions, learn from others and share what you have learned with the others. Please bring along any projects you have built. The meetup is an opportunity to 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. Bring along your robotics projects, doesn't matter if they are Arduino, Pi, ESP based. Showcase the work you've done.
  4. A USB power bank so you can power your Raspberry Pi, Arduino. There is power available at the library but just in case.
  5. A portable mini LCD / touch screen if you want to work on the Raspberry Pi or want us to help troubleshoot the Raspberry Pi.
  6. 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.
  7. Ethernet cable if you have one and need to troubleshoot any connectivity issues with the Rasberry Pi

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

Location for the meetup -
University of Monash, Woodside Building for Technology & Design, 20 Exhibition Walk, Clayton.
See URL for details - https://monash.makerfaire.com/

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

Volunteer @ CoderDojo Altona North - If you are looking for STEM related volunteering opportunities please check https://altonanorthdojo.com.au/

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

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

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

107 Victoria Harbour Promenade

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 Arduino, ESP8266, ESP32, Raspberry Pi, Pi Pico, OrangePi, etc. are invited to bring along their projects, project ideas and come connect with other makers. Get your questions answered, show off the work you are doing and get support to resolve nagging issues.

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 cables, internet access, Raspberry pi, Arduino, USB cables, etc. The Makerspace does provide limited access to hardware (Raspberry Pi, Arduino, electronic kits, etc.). There are no monitors, so best to bring along a portable touchscreen LCD.

We welcome makers of all ages, including kids and women. Read up more about the group at https://melbourne-rpi.com.au, check out learning resources at https://www.kidzcancode.com/.

  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.
  2. We recommend that you bring your Arduino, Raspberry Pi kits to the meetup. We will 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. There are no costs to using, joining discord. Just download the client, setup an account and get chatting with the other makers at the Melbourne Raspberry Pi Group - https://discord.gg/4FkrKJeNt5 .

Come, make, create, share & learn - Our meetups are a great opportunity to work on your project, ask questions, learn from others and share what you have learned with the others. Please bring along any projects you have built. The meetup is an opportunity to 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. Bring along your robotics projects, doesn't matter if they are Arduino, Pi, ESP based. Showcase the work you've done.
  4. A USB power bank so you can power your Raspberry Pi, Arduino. There is power available at the library but just in case.
  5. A portable mini LCD / touch screen if you want to work on the Raspberry Pi or want us to help troubleshoot the Raspberry Pi.
  6. 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.
  7. Ethernet cable if you have one and need to troubleshoot any connectivity issues with the Rasberry Pi

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 :
Docklands Makerspace & Library -
Library at the Dock,
107 Victoria Harbour Promenade Docklands
Google Maps - https://goo.gl/maps/5Up7wfxU5vR45A9BA

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

Volunteer @ CoderDojo Altona North - If you are looking for STEM related volunteering opportunities please check https://altonanorthdojo.com.au/

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

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

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

107 Victoria Harbour Promenade

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 Arduino, ESP8266, ESP32, Raspberry Pi, Pi Pico, OrangePi, etc. are invited to bring along their projects, project ideas and come connect with other makers. Get your questions answered, show off the work you are doing and get support to resolve nagging issues.

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 cables, internet access, Raspberry pi, Arduino, USB cables, etc. The Makerspace does provide limited access to hardware (Raspberry Pi, Arduino, electronic kits, etc.). There are no monitors, so best to bring along a portable touchscreen LCD.

We welcome makers of all ages, including kids and women. Read up more about the group at https://melbourne-rpi.com.au, check out learning resources at https://www.kidzcancode.com/.

  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.
  2. We recommend that you bring your Arduino, Raspberry Pi kits to the meetup. We will 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. There are no costs to using, joining discord. Just download the client, setup an account and get chatting with the other makers at the Melbourne Raspberry Pi Group - https://discord.gg/4FkrKJeNt5 .

Come, make, create, share & learn - Our meetups are a great opportunity to work on your project, ask questions, learn from others and share what you have learned with the others. Please bring along any projects you have built. The meetup is an opportunity to 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. Bring along your robotics projects, doesn't matter if they are Arduino, Pi, ESP based. Showcase the work you've done.
  4. A USB power bank so you can power your Raspberry Pi, Arduino. There is power available at the library but just in case.
  5. A portable mini LCD / touch screen if you want to work on the Raspberry Pi or want us to help troubleshoot the Raspberry Pi.
  6. 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.
  7. Ethernet cable if you have one and need to troubleshoot any connectivity issues with the Rasberry Pi

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 :
Docklands Makerspace & Library -
Library at the Dock,
107 Victoria Harbour Promenade Docklands
Google Maps - https://goo.gl/maps/5Up7wfxU5vR45A9BA

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

Volunteer @ CoderDojo Altona North - If you are looking for STEM related volunteering opportunities please check https://altonanorthdojo.com.au/

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

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

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

107 Victoria Harbour Promenade

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 Arduino, ESP8266, ESP32, Raspberry Pi, Pi Pico, OrangePi, etc. are invited to bring along their projects, project ideas and come connect with other makers. Get your questions answered, show off the work you are doing and get support to resolve nagging issues.

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 cables, internet access, Raspberry pi, Arduino, USB cables, etc. The Makerspace does provide limited access to hardware (Raspberry Pi, Arduino, electronic kits, etc.). There are no monitors, so best to bring along a portable touchscreen LCD.

We welcome makers of all ages, including kids and women. Read up more about the group at https://melbourne-rpi.com.au, check out learning resources at https://www.kidzcancode.com/.

  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.
  2. We recommend that you bring your Arduino, Raspberry Pi kits to the meetup. We will 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. There are no costs to using, joining discord. Just download the client, setup an account and get chatting with the other makers at the Melbourne Raspberry Pi Group - https://discord.gg/4FkrKJeNt5 .

Come, make, create, share & learn - Our meetups are a great opportunity to work on your project, ask questions, learn from others and share what you have learned with the others. Please bring along any projects you have built. The meetup is an opportunity to 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. Bring along your robotics projects, doesn't matter if they are Arduino, Pi, ESP based. Showcase the work you've done.
  4. A USB power bank so you can power your Raspberry Pi, Arduino. There is power available at the library but just in case.
  5. A portable mini LCD / touch screen if you want to work on the Raspberry Pi or want us to help troubleshoot the Raspberry Pi.
  6. 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.
  7. Ethernet cable if you have one and need to troubleshoot any connectivity issues with the Rasberry Pi

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 :
Docklands Makerspace & Library -
Library at the Dock,
107 Victoria Harbour Promenade Docklands
Google Maps - https://goo.gl/maps/5Up7wfxU5vR45A9BA

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

Volunteer @ CoderDojo Altona North - If you are looking for STEM related volunteering opportunities please check https://altonanorthdojo.com.au/

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

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

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