Fall 2019 Newsletter

VicPiMakers is a group of people who use the Raspberry Pi, the Arduino, and Other micro boards running embedded Linux systems to build projects learn Linux, Networks and computer programming. We are based in Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia, Canada.

Interested in going beyond laptops and desktop computers into the exciting world of computer programming, networks, electronics, prototyping, robotics, and embedded Linux systems? Or do you just want to use your Raspberry Pi or Arduino to learn to program, or build a robot, or put together a weather station for your school or home? We are a group of people of all ages, abilities, and skills who want to learn how to make things and how they work. We have twice monthly Victoria PiMakers meetings, once monthly Linux and network special interest group (SIG) meetings, yearly Raspberry Pi Intro programs and lots of great discussions and even some social fun.

Fall Lineup

September

Sep 7 Linux Sig @ Eagle Ridge – Quality Foods, 9:30am

Sep 14 VicPimakers – Show and Tell Summer Projects @ Q College, 10am

Sep 26 (new!) Net Sig @ Q College, 6:30pm

Sep 28 VicPimakers (New!) Fall Language Series (C, PHP, Python, Bash)  @ Camosun Interurban
– See more at vicpimakers.ca

October

Oct 5 Linux Sig @ Eagle Ridge – Quality Foods Community Room, 9:30am

Oct 12 VicPimakers – tba @ Q College, 10am

Oct 24 Net Sig @ Q College, 6:30pm Who’s Knocking? An Introduction to Network Scanning

Oct 25 VicPimakers (New!) Fall Language Series (C, PHP, Python, Bash)  @ Camosun Interurban
– See more at vicpimakers.ca

November

Nov 2 Linux Sig @ Eagle Ridge – Quality Foods Community Room, 9:30am

Nov 9 VicPimakers – tba @ Q College, 10am

Nov 22 Net Sig @ Q College, 6:30pm

Nov 30 VicPimakers (New!) Fall Language Series (C, PHP, Python, Bash)  @ Camosun Interurban
– See more at vicpimakers.ca

December

Dec 7 Linux Sig @ Eagle Ridge – Quality Foods Community Room, 9:30am

Dec 14 VicPimakers – tba @ Q College, 10am

Schedule

vicpimakers 12nd Sat 10-12pmQ College
vicpimakers 24th Sat 10-12pmCamosun Interurban Tech 177
linux sig1st Sat 10-12pm Quality Foods Community Room
net sig4th Thu 6:30-8pmQ College
steering groupevery 2 monthsvarious pubs

Learning Sessions

Intro to Pi & Others consists of four sessions, each building on the previous one. The basics of hardware and software for the Raspberry Pi will be explored. We want to help you get up and running and making with your Pi or Other (embedded device). Sessions are 90 minutes in length, where you will learn the essentials and are free to ask questions. Please bring in your Pi, power supply and an hdmi cable. All other equipment will be provided, such as LEDs, resistors, breadboards, cables, etc. Our 2020 spring session dates will be announced soon.

Project Updates

Our first meeting of September 2019 is a show and tell. Be there with your project updates.

Contact Us

email: hello at vicpimakers dot com
fb page: https://www.facebook.com/vicpimakers/

Meetup Info

Join Our Meetup

Join Our Mailman Lists

General Discussion List

mailman

Send a message with “subscribe” in the subject to:
vicpimakers-join@vicpimakers.ca

Or use the web interface: here

NetSig List

Send a message with “subscribe” in the subject to:
netsig-join@vicpimakers.ca

Or use the web interface: here

Projects List

mailman

Send a message with “subscribe” in the subject to:
projects-join@vicpimakers.ca

Or use the web interface: here

What You Might Have Missed in 2019

past posts

Friends

Q College
Camosun College
Victoria Computer Club
Quality Foods

Pi 4 – better things in small packages? – link to some reviews

https://www.wired.com/review/raspberry-pi-4/

https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/raspberry-pi-4-model-b

https://www.zdnet.com/article/raspberry-pi-gets-mits-scratch-3-programming-language-for-raspbian/

https://www.pcmag.com/review/369904/raspberry-pi-4

https://www.androidcentral.com/best-raspberry-pi-4-cases

~ fall 2019, Victoria, BC ~