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Welcome to Roanoke Linux Users Group Friday, May 26 2017 @ 03:19 AM EDT

Roanoke Raspberry Jam 2017

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  • Wednesday, January 18 2017 @ 02:32 PM EST
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All things Raspberry Pi! Bring your favorite projects to share, meet and greet with other DIY makers and builders. Topics to include:

  • Raspberry Pi and Home Automation - Guest speaker Brett White will talk about the influence of the Raspberry Pi in the modern home
  • Updates to Raspbian - Meet the new Pixel
  • New Hats and pHats - USB ports, Bluetooth and more
  • More Minecraft - a continued look at modifying Minecraft using Python programming code
  • Soldering workshop - add some GPIO pins to your Pi Zero

New Date: Coming to the CoLab Roanoke on May 20, 2017 - 1:00 until 5:00 pm

Register for FREE on Eventbrite

Advanced Arduino Workshop

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  • Friday, January 13 2017 @ 03:17 PM EST
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The January ROALUG meeting will be Thursday, 1/19/2017 at 6:30 pm - Advanced Arduino Workshop. Let's go beyond the basics and build a project using buttons, motion sensor and speaker. Bring your own Arduino if you have one, otherwise, I will have boards and components to share with the group.

Hour of Code 2016

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  • Tuesday, October 11 2016 @ 11:44 AM EDT
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The 2016 Hour of Code, sponsored by the Roanoke Linux Users Group, will be Saturday, December 10th at 2:00 pm. Location will be at CoLab Roanoke.

Details and sign up at Learn To Program, Roanoke!

Raspberry Jam and Workshop

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  • Monday, October 10 2016 @ 12:18 PM EDT
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The next ROALUG meeting will be Thursday, October 20, 2016 and will feature the Raspberry Pi. The RPi is a tiny credit card sized computer system-on-a-chip (SOC) that can run several different flavors of GNU/Linux, including the Raspberry Pi specific distribution called Raspbian.

This meeting will feature a hands-on workshop with the Raspberry Pi Model B, where the group will build a couple of simple circuits and program the RPi using Python. There are a limited number of seats available, please RSVP on Meetup.com.

 

Arduino Workshop

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  • Thursday, August 18 2016 @ 11:21 AM EDT
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The next ROALUG meeting is September 15, 2016. Let's build something! Bring your laptop and your own Arduino board (or reserve one of the available kits). As a group, we'll build a couple of fun and easy projects and do some coding.

Next ROALUG Meeting: Using openVPN with Raspberry Pi

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  • Monday, May 16 2016 @ 08:39 PM EDT
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Our next meeting is Thursday, May 19, 2016 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.

Create a home private network server with openVPN and Raspberry Pi. In this session of ROALUG we will take an in-depth look at virtual private networks (VPN), how and why to use one and then walk through the steps to create your very own VPN on your home network.

Hackaday World Create Day 2016: Brainstorming Session at CoLab Roanoke

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  • Tuesday, April 19 2016 @ 02:03 PM EDT
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An extra special session of the Roanoke Linux Users Group, open to ROALUG and all other tech/makerspace groups in the area!

The Goal: Form a team (or work on your own) and submit a project to the Hackaday Prize design challenge.

Need some inspiration for your project? Here are some ideas:
•Citizen Science - Build a graphene supercapacitor, study the effects of a behavior, build an open source instrumentation device.
• Automation - Build a device that makes breakfast or buys laundry detergent when you’re running low. Automatically track stuff, automate any process, build a Me-robot to do your every whim
•Assistive technologies - Build a project that helps others move better, see better, or live better. Whether that means exoskeletons, a better wheelchair, a braille display, or educational software, we want to see it.
• Or any other idea you have to hack for social change! Leverage your talent and find solutions to address technology issues facing humanity today.

Agenda:
• 1:00pm: Introductions, meet n greet, eat some snacks
• 1:30pm: Form teams, brainstorm and create your project proposals. See the other entries here: https://hackaday.io/submissions/prize2016/list
• 3:00pm: Share ideas in a round of lightning pitches and get feedback from the other teams
• 4:00pm: Submit your project ideas to the Hackaday Prize design challenge according to https://hackaday.io/prize/details#one
• 4:30pm: Wrap up and celebrate!

What to Bring:
• Your laptop and charger
• Pen and paper
• A brain ready to generate ideas

Spring Roanoke Raspberry Jam 2016

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  • Friday, March 11 2016 @ 08:25 AM EST
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Roanoke Raspberry Jam – Spring 2016

April 16th 1:00 – 4:30 pm

Schedule of Events

1:00 – Meet and Greet / Share Your Project. Bring your Raspberry Pi project and share your ideas with the group. We will have light refreshments.

2:00 – Minecraft: Pi Edition. Not only does the Raspbian operating system include a free edition of Minecraft (based on Minecraft Pocket Edition) but you can also do some coding with Python to manipulate objects in the game. We'll take look at this fun and easy way to learn programming!

3:00 – Build Robots and other Projects with GoPiGo and GrovePi. We'll take a spin around the room with a GoPiGo robot complete with a WiFi web cam and connect a variety of Seeed Studio Grove sensors with the GrovePi+ board.

4:00 – Learn Electronic Circuits with RaspberrySTEM. A complete learning laboratory based on the Raspberry Pi that takes you step-by-step through a series of lessons that teach the basics of electronics.

RSVP via the ROALUG page on Meetup.com

Snow Day Discount - SparkFun Mini-Inventors Kit

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  • Tuesday, February 02 2016 @ 10:55 AM EST
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 The snow is gone, but not the 10% off on SparkFun Mini-Inventors Kit with code SNOWDAY10 until 2/6/16 in the Roanoke Hobby shop

 

Why I Dislike Windows 10 and Use Ubuntu Linux

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  • Friday, January 29 2016 @ 03:07 PM EST
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Scenario: Windows 10 on a HP tablet consistently stops on a routine Windows Update around 80%. Multiple reboots.  No resolution. I turn to the Microsoft Support Forum, find no answer. Click on the Online Chat with Support.

 
After one sentence describing the issue, I only get this as a solution:
Rose.... ‎2‎:‎29‎:‎56‎ ‎PM
Okay, I suggest you to contact a local technician for the further assistance with this issue.
 
Hello, I am the local technician (Microsoft Certified Professional).  What kind of answer is that? Back to the laptop with Ubuntu Linux.  Thanks anyway.
 
Moral of the story:  Use Linux.
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