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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)

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Resource: Craig Miller

Raspberry Pi Zero: The $5 Computer

Since 2012, millions of people have used a Raspberry Pi to gain their first experience of programming. Even in our affluent society, the cost of computer hardware is still a factor in everyone’s project. A programmable computer is a luxury for many people, and every extra dollar decreases the chance that a project may be financially viable.

DSC_0517-cropThis is all about to change: the Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced the Raspberry Pi Zero, a full-fledged member of the Raspberry Pi family that costs only $5 (US), breaking the cost barrier in a spectacular manner. Raspberry Pi Zero features:

  • A Broadcom BCM2835 application processor
  • 1GHz ARM11 core (40% faster than Raspberry Pi 1)
  • 512MB of LPDDR2 SDRAM
  • A micro-SD card slot
  • A mini-HDMI socket for 1080p60 video output
  • Micro-USB sockets for data and power
  • An unpopulated 40-pin GPIO header
  • Identical pinout to Model A+/B+/2B
  • An unpopulated composite video header
  • The smallest Pi form factor: 65mm x 30mm x 5mm

Images of the new Pi can be viewed online.IMG_40481

40_Cover_SmallEven more spectacular: the Raspberry Pi Foundation is giving away a free Raspberry Pi Zero with each copy of the December issue of The MagPi, its flagship magazine. Subscribers will find a free Pi Zero on the front cover of their print magazine, which also can be downloaded and read free at
Unfortunately, downloaded copies will not feature a free Pi Zero on each front cover. Technological limitations do not yet allow the transfer of physical computers. Maybe one day?