Dec 9, 2017 – Esp8266 Over The Air Programming

9:30 AM

ESP8266 OTA (Over the Air) Updates with Arduino IDE.  OTA update is the process of loading a new firmware to ESP8266 module using WiFi connection rather than a serial communication. This type of functionality is extremely useful in case of no physical access to the ESP module.

This presentation, by Greg Lawrance, will include a hands on session for those who want to learn more. Please bring your PI, and preload the software referred to in the meetup announcement.

Presentation Notes

Esp8266 Over The Air Programming

Q-College
Suite 303 771 Vernon Ave, Victoria, BC

Intro to Pi & Others #2 – Tues Nov 21

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Q-College
Suite 303 771 Vernon Ave, Victoria, BC

Intro to Pi & Others is a short monthly session to help get you up and running with your Pi or Other (embedded device). It is an unstructured hour-long session where you can ask questions, bring in your Pi or Other (and power supply), and get help with your project.

We plan on holding these sessions once a month on a Tuesday night. If you are looking for a bit of help, this session is for you.

Sep 23, 2017 – ODROID

Saturday, 9:30am

Q-College
Suite 303 – 771 Vernon Ave, Victoria, BC (map)

Introductiion to the ODROID, a ARM 64bit 1.5Ghz quad core single board computer!

The most advanced architecture for mobile devices and embedded 64-bit computing. Featuring 1.5Ghz cortex-A53 cores, high-performance 2Gbyte DDR3 SDRAM, Gigabit Ethernet and eMMC5.0 HS400

Also, Kali Linux, the Security Distro will be reviewed, and will demo some of the tools.

Thank You Q College

Manny Mandrusiak and Deid Reimer

June 24, 2017

 Q Academy’s Manny Mandrusiak, Executive Director, and Leaoni Webb, Education Director provide a warm welcome and all the essentials for our Saturday morning gatherings. Thank you for being there Manny and Leaoni. Here’s a little something in appreciation of your hospitality.

June 10, 2017 – Project Day

Saturday, June 10, 2017
9:30 AM

Q-College
Suite 303 771 Vernon Ave, Victoria, BC

Please join us for a discussion/learning day about embedded projects. Bring in your Raspberry Pi’s, ESP8266, Arduino, whatever, and ask/answer questions and share what you are doing.

Look forward to seeing you there!

May 13, 2017 – IPv6 Part 2

IPv6 Fundamentals Tutorial (part 2)

  • Saturday,  May 13, 2017

    9:30 AM

Q-College

Suite 303 771 Vernon Ave, Victoria, BC (map)

We’ll recap what we learned in Part 1, and then expand our knowledge of how IPv6 really is different from IPv4 by learning about:

• Router Advertisements – Good info from the router

• Dive into DNS a bit more, learning about AAAA records

• Sniffing the network with wireshark

Resource: Craig Miller

See the full IPv6 tutorial  (all parts) on www.makikiweb.com

April 8, 2017 – File Systems on the Pi

The Basics of Filesystems on the Pi

  • 9:30 AM

    Victoria Computer Club

    85A Burnside Rd West (at Wascana), Victoria, BC (map)

    Filesystems is what keeps track of the files on your Raspberry Pi. Linux supports several types of filesystems (including the ones used by Macintosh and Windows).

    Chris K. will cover the basics of filesystems in the context of the Pi. We will look at the boot sequence, types of filesystems and their specific usages, and then we will dive into the structure of the both the boot and root filesystem (rootfs) partitions.

    See the presentation material here.