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
Victoria Computer Club
85A Burnside Rd West (at Wascana), Victoria, BC
Tired of iTunes? Time for PiTunes! — HiFi audio from your Pi.
You don’t need a PC or laptop to enjoy listening to hifi audio from your personal collection or Internet streaming. And you won’t have to endure the convoluted iTunes interface.
A low-cost Digital Audio Converter (DAC) or DAC and Amplifier such as offered by HiFiBerry or IQAudio will turn any Raspberry Pi2 or 3 into a low-cost and energy-efficient MPD audio server controlled from a Web browser or an iOS/Android app.
Join us as instructor Stuart Hertzog explains how to set up a DAC on your Pi and demonstrates the free and open-source Linux audio software PiMusicBox, Volumio, RuneAudio, and MoOde Audio.
Discover PiFi audio and a world of listening pleasure!
Instructor Simon Bluck continues his popular Learning Python series, this time with an in-depth look into functions. Invaluable to people who are just getting into or who wish to deepen their understanding of this popular programming language.
One of the many cool things you can do with your Raspberry Pi is to add a special $30 DVT-T USB dongle and install some software to turn your Pi into a live flight data feeder for FlightRadar24.com and FlightAware.com.
Among the benefits of this project are gaining free premium memberships with both sites; the ability to monitor flights overhead in real-time; and learing a bit about how to install third-party software via the command line.
In this presentation, I will give an overview of the hardare and software required and perform a quick walk-through installing the FlightRadar24.com feeder. If time permits, I will also demonstrate installing the FlightAware.com feeder.
Since these feeder stations are location-dependent, you will have to perform your own install at the place from which you’ll set up your Pi feeder and antenna.
Place:Victoria Computer Club, 85A Burnside Rd West (at Wascana), Victoria Time:9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
You can make a strong, stiff case for your Raspberry Pi or other small computer using Coroplast, a plastic replacement for corrugated cardboard. A cheap retractable utility knife cuts Coroplast to shape, and scores it to make bends. Holes for mounting screws are easily punched through with a point. See the full plans here.
Two augmented Raspberry Pi computers (called Astro Pis) are being flown to the International Space Station (ISS) as part of British ESA Astronaut Tim Peake’s mission. They are both equipped with the mighty Sense HAT that can measure the environment inside the station, detect how it’s moving through space, and pick up the Earth’s magnetic field. Each Astro Pi is also equipped with a different kind of camera; one has an infra-red camera and the other has a standard visible spectrum camera.