DARC/MARS First Raspberry PI Meeting - Brookhaven College Dec. 7th
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The Dallas Amateur Radio Club, in cooperation with the Metrocrest Amateur Radio Society (MARS), have launched the RaspberryPi Computer SIG (Special Interest Group). This will be a group which will meet once or twice a month to learn more about this fun little $39 computer.
The group will decide on which projects to explore together, build interfaces for radio and non-radio applications, and, in general, have fun together. The Pi SIG will run in conjunction with MARS “Play Day” and DARC “Lecture and Lab” beginning in January. Our first meeting will be our “kick off” and is next week, December 7th, beginning at 9:30AM “meet and greet” with lecture starting around 10AM.
Our first meeting will be familiarization with the Linux Operating System, the Raspberry Pi hardware, installing a Linux OS, configuring the computer for remote operation, as well as round-table about “where we go from here.” Please plan to attend. Check the DARC website w5fc.org for specifics on what you will want to bring to the meeting.
The address is: Brookhaven College, Bldg. K, Classroom K-254 at 3939 Valley View Ln, Farmers Branch.
Follow the signs on campus for Building “K” and then look for the campus “DARC” signs pointing to the classroom. Everyone is welcome to attend. You need NOT have a “Pi” computer, but if you do - BRING IT! Please pick up an unused 8GB or larger SD card as we will all be using the same OS and configuration - it’s just easier that way.
Items you can bring:
Raspberry Pi - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raspberry_Pi
A Laptop Computer (LINUX is best, however a Windows Computer is Fine).
A RJ-45 patch cable. Small Keyboard, Mouse, and Screen (Optional)
Tanners in Farmers Branch carries the RaspberryPi as does MicroCenter in Richardson. You may want to call ahead and make sure they have the computers in stock. They are very popular. You can also order here: http://www.amazon.com/RASPBERRY-MODEL-700Mhz-512Mb-RAM/dp/B009SQQF9C