Sat. Feb 22, 2020 – Language Learning Series – Arrays

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Learn the basics of Computer Languages: c, PHP, Python, Bash

All four languages will be covered, where it will be apparent the similarities and differences of each.

Be sure to BRING a LAPTOP, as these are hands on sessions.

This session: Arrays

Saturday, February 22, 2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Camosun College Interurban Campus
4461 Interurban Road · Victoria, BC
Tech Bldg, Tec 177

Thur Feb 27, 2020 – NetSig – Defending with IP Tables/bpf

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A Special Interest Group focused on computer networking. Building networks for Today and Tomorrow!
Half of the meeting is education, or presentation. Half is sharing, and problem solving.
Bring a laptop with Wireshark installed: We’ll be running a hands on workshop using iptables/ip6tables/bpf (BSD Packet Filter)
Thursday, February 20, 2020
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Q-CollegeSuite 303 771 Vernon Ave · Victoria, BC

Intro to Pi and Others: Part 4

Light it up!

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Q-College
Suite 303 771 Vernon Ave · Victoria, BC

Intro to Pi & Others is a 4 part series of short monthly sessions to help get you up and running with your Pi or Other (embedded device). It is a structured hour-long session where you can ask questions.

Please bring in your Pi, HDMI cable, and power supply. All other equipment will be provided.

This is a four-part series with each session building on the previous sessions, where Pi basics of software and hardware will be explored. Read More

Sat Apr 27, 2019 – Wireguard IPv6 VPN – IPv6 in the Land of NAT

10:00am
Camosun College
Interurban Campus
4461 Interurban Road · Victoria, BC
Tech Bldg, Tec 177(parking at lot 8 for park users)

Go to any Starbucks, McDonald’s, the airport, the Library or even Camosun, and you will find yourself on a NATted network. How to get on the IPv6 Internet when stuck behind NAT? Enter the VPN (Virtual Private Network).

In this talk, we’ll show you how to use a VPN to get to the IPv6 Internet, but also share it with your friends (using an OpenWrt router)
Craig’s presentation can be found here. Your IPv6 web funny, Toads, can be found here. (IPv6 required).
The IPV6 utility, IPvFoo, is a Google and Firefox extension/addon, the github version can be found here.

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

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

April 9 Meeting

VNC on the Raspberry Pi

by Craig Miller

In this meeting we’ll learn:

  • What is VNC
  • Why would you want to use VNC?
  • Basic Networking
  • VNC Server, VNC Client
  • Other remote GUI methods, X-Windows
  • Demo

Bring your Pi if you have one so you can set it up for VNC access as the presentation progresses.

Outline

  • What is VNC?
  • Why would you want to use VNC?
  • Basic Networking
  • VNC Server, VNC Client
  • Other remote GUI methods

Read the Presentation

March 12 Meeting

Building An Arduino Obstacle Avoidance Robot

by Eileen Amirault (with a little help from Cody Gregory)

Last March Break, I read a book that changed my life. I immediately ran out and purchased an Arduino. A Raspberry Pi was not far behind. After a few months of experimenting, and watching YouTube videos of kids building Obstacle Avoidance Robots (OAR), we thought it looked like a good first project. We call it Bobby OAR. An OAR is an autonomous robot that rolls around and avoids obstacles by using sensor input. Then, based on programming, finds an alternate path forward, avoiding obstacles along the way. We had most of the components from various kits, so only a chassis and wheels needed to be ordered. Or was there something else?