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Ubuntu Global Jam

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  • Friday, July 28 2017 @ 09:41 AM EDT
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The next regular meeting of ROALUG will be August 17, 2017. This meeting will be part of the Ubuntu Global Jam featuring Ubuntu 16.04, the current Long-Term Release of Ubuntu. There will be door prizes and refreshments provided!

ROALUG July Meeting - Zorin OS

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  • Friday, July 14 2017 @ 02:25 PM EDT
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The July 2017 monthly ROALUG meeting will feature Zorin OS. 

Following up from June's meeting, we'll install and configure another popular distribution that is aimed at the Linux beginner.

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

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

 

Minecraft Marathon

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  • Tuesday, January 26 2016 @ 02:35 PM EST
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Tonight! - the Minecraft Marathon being held March 11 - 12, 2016. Play Minecraft and raise funds and awareness for Children's Miracle Network, Carilion Children's Hospital and Extra Life

See www.RoanokeMinecraftMarathon.org for more details!

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