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March 11, 2017 – Intro to I²C on the Pi

Introduction to I²C on the Pi

  • Saturday, March 11, 2017

    9:30 AM

Location: Victoria Computer Club

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

I²C.  A common 2 wire bus, a brief background on how it works, and simple programming the Pi to read from and write to I²C devices on the bus. Devices include: External LCD display, 7 segment LEDs, and Addressable LED lights to name a few.

Join us and learn how to drive the I²C (pronounced eye-squared-see) from your Raspberry Pi.

Presentation pdf 

I²C Demos

February, 25, 2017 – Python: Regex & Strings

Python Tutorial: Regex & String Formatting

  • Saturday, February 25, 2017

    9:30 AM

    Q-College

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

    Why invent the wheel? Over the years Python has adopted of features from other languages, skillfully designed and proven  useful and effective:

    Two Python mini-languages: regular expressions, and string formatting.

    As a plus an intro to Tkinter, the built-in Python GUI. Tkinter is a binding to Tk, one half of the Tcl/Tk language, developed over the last 25 years.

    Find Presentation Material Here.

February 11, 2017- IPv6 Part 1

The future of the internet, Introduction to IPv6

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

The internet has run out of IPv4 addresses (as of Oct 2016). The future of the internet and networking will rely on the “new” IPv6 protocol.

There’s more to IPv6 than a really big address. Come and learn the basics of this foundation of the next generation Internet.

We’ll cover:

• Why do we need IPv6?

• Not your Grandmother’s IP

• IPv6 Addressing

• Hands on session (Please bring a computer for the hands on session: Pi, Laptop, BSD machine)

more …

Resource: Craig Miller

January 28, 2017 – ESP8266

9:30 AM

  • Q-College

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

  • The VicPiMakers and Others, includes many devices besides the Raspberry Pi. At this meeting, Greg, will provide an over view of the  ESP8266 is a low-cost Wi-Fi chip with full TCP/IP stack and MCU capability. He will highlight several different modules and dev boards, and the software options of Arduino code, and MIcroPython. There will also be a hands on session with the ESP devices.

January 14, 2017 – Blinky Lights on BSD

Blinky Lights on BSD (Beaglebone Black)

Saturday, January 14, 2017
9:30 AM

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

If you ever had questions on how to integrate multiple devices together with 21st century security all controlled via a simple (looking) Android App, you won’t want to miss this meeting.

Join us for a similar but different demonstration of controlling LEDs running on one of the “Others” (a Beaglebone Black) using SSH and BSD. If that wasn’t enough, Mark G will also be showing a Raspberry Pi camera used to confirm that state of the LED, all under the control of a custom Android App.

See the full project here.

December 10, 2016 – A Christmas Tree

Tis the season, a Christmas tree with lights and music controlled by an Arduino!

November 12th Meeting: IoT Streaming

Raspberry Pi and IoT Streaming

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a hot topic. Join us, as we continue to explore the vast world of IoT using the Raspberry Pi. This weeks session will focus on IoT devices streaming data over the internet.

Saturday, November 12th, 2016
9:30 AM
Victoria Computer Club
85A Burnside Rd West (at Wascana), Victoria, BC

A full writeup for this presentation is available on the presenters website.

October 8 Meeting: Raspberry Pi and the Internet of Things

Raspberry Pi and the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a hot topic. Join us, as we explore how to connect the Raspberry Pi to the IoT, and then monitor it via the Cloud.

Saturday, October 8, 2016
9:30 AM
Victoria Computer Club
85A Burnside Rd West (at Wascana), Victoria, BC

A full writeup for this presentation is available on the presenter’s website.