Intro to Pi and Others – March 20, 2018

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.

This month, learn the basics of GPIO and how to turn on/off a LED. We have extra green projects boards and LEDs to use. See you on March 20th!

LED Presentation

Intro to Pi and Others – 20 Feb 2018

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.

This month, learn the basics of GPIO and how to turn on/off a LED. We have extra green projects boards and LEDs to use. See you on Tuesday.

LED Presentation

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

February, 25, 2017 – Python 6: String Formatting – tkinter

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.

October 22, 2016 – Python 5: Exceptions

Python provides for the raising and handling of exceptions. An exception is used primarily for managing an error situation but is also handy in other circumstances e.g. an exception is used internally to end loop iteration.

A full writeup for this session is available here.

Saturday, October 22, 2016
9:30 AM

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

September 24, 2016: Python 4: Input and Output

Introduction

Welcome back to the Python presentations!

It’s been a while so first a short(ish) recap of the previous 3 presentations, including in more detail the Input And Output section of session 3. Then I’ll discuss some useful Python Tutorials. And finally, we can go on to cover some further aspects of the language.

Simon Bluck
Find tutorial material here: Python Session 4

June 11th Meeting

Pi Weather Station Part 1: Temperature and Humidity

Instructor Deid Reimer will demonstrate how to:

  • Measure temperature and humidity with the Pi
  • upload the information for display to a web server and
  • display the information in text and graphical form.
Pi temperature and humidity graph
Web output from the sensors

Read the presentation material

May 14th Meeting

Using the GPIO Pins on the Pi – Part 2

By Deid Reimer

This meeting we’ll pick up on the Pi GPIO pins (Part 2), looking at input, using switches (push buttons). You’ll learn how to not only have your Pi illuminate lights or close relays, but also to take input via GPIO. Using the input and output GPIO capabilities of the Pi, one can create a home automation system, or even replace your “Nest” thermostat with the Pi.

Bring your Pi and get hands on help after the presentation.

Read the tutorial material