Welcome to Roanoke Linux Users Group Friday, June 22 2018 @ 09:22 AM EDT
The slide deck from the presention made at the 2018 SouthEast LinuxFest - "Talk Around the World with DMR" is now available to download here.
Using a Raspberry Pi, DVMega board and Pi-Star software, you can build your own digital radio hotspot to get on the air with DMR.
Join in the digital making community for the world-wide-mega-Jam celebration of the Raspberry Pi's 6th birthday!
Where: Roanoke South County Library
6303 Merriman Rd
Roanoke, VA 24018
plus lots more!
ROALUG will have a table at the W4CA Roanoke Hamfest* again this year demonstrating Ham Radio with a Raspberry Pi. Stop by and visit! https://www.facebook.com/events/1271496806297706/
* Hamfest tickets are $8, includes entry into the door prize drawing
All About Raspberry Pi Robotics
Saturday, September 2nd
Science Museum of Western Virginia
One Market Square
Roanoke, VA 24011
10:30 - 11:30 am
Introduction to the Raspberry Pi and programming in Scratch. Interact with sensors and devices through the GPIO pins.
11:30 - 12:30
12:30 - 2:00 pm
Demonstration of robots using a Raspberry Pi. Remote control over WiFi (or Bluetooth), line following, auto-pilot using sensors and switches. Learn some basic Python programming using GPIOZero.
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Show and Tell - share your Raspberry Pi projects with other DIY makers
RSVP on Eventbrite
All things Raspberry Pi! Bring your favorite projects to share, meet and greet with other DIY makers and builders. Topics to include:
New Date: Coming to the CoLab Roanoke on May 20, 2017 - 1:00 until 5:00 pm
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
Mark your calendars for the next Roanoke Raspberry Jam coming Saturday, October 31, 2015 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm.
For the Fall 2015 Raspberry Jam, we'll have new projects and topics to discuss. Bring your favorite Raspberry Pi project for show-and-tell.
Events being planned:
• Monitor your home with a Raspberry Pi – IoT project for temperature and humidity
• New Users Introduction to Raspbian, the OS built specifically for the Raspberry Pi
• Raspberry Pi Show ‘n Tell – Bring your favorite project to share
• Introduction to Programming with Scratch – Roanoke Coder Dojo*
• RaspberrySTEM Creator Kit demonstration
You can register FREE for this event at Eventbrite.
* To RSVP for the Coder DoJo session, register separately here.
"Seeking creative, DIY girls who are looking to find their inner superheroes by creating something "big" from something very small."
I have a RPi Model B and a RPi 2 (works great as a Kodi media center!), but just for fun I ordered a RPi Model A+ to check it out.
In common with the B+ and RPi 2, the A+ has the enchanced 40-pin GPIO header, so it's well suited to being used as a project board (in contrast to being used as a desktop GUI). Unlike it's bigger sibling, the 512 MB Model B+, the A+ has 256 MB of RAM.