Sat. Oct. 28, 2023 – Forgotten Pill Warning (Hybrid)

George gets a scolding from Alexa for not opening his pill box on time.  Technologies include 

  • A dollar store pill box,
  • ESP8266 micro-controller
  • PHP server page to receive message from ESP8266
  • Cron job to notice late opening and to send a scolding email and SMS
  • IF This Then That (IFTTT) to signal Alexa
  • Amazon Alexa Echo Show to further admonish George to open the damn pill box.

George’s presentation .pdf is here

9:30-10a Cocktails & Conversation
10a Presentation

This is a Hybrid meeting (in-person and on Jitsi).

Small Boardroom @ Quality Foods, 27 Helmcken Rd #110 · View Royal

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Programming Challenge (Hybrid) Saturday, September 26, 2020

9:30-10a Cocktails & Conversation
10a Presentation

A two-parter:

Jim will issue a programming challenge to hone or improve your coding skills.

Mark will share his 3D printer, octoprint, experiences.

QCollege has graciously offered to use their campus for our fall meetings. This will be a hybrid meeting (in-person & on Jitsi). Seating is limited, please indicate if you intend to attend in person (post to this event).

See the programming challenge txt here.

Intro to Pi & Others Part 3

Light it up!

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
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

November 26, 2016 – Analogue Inputs

Analogue Inputs on the Pi

  • Saturday, November 26, 2016

    9:30 AM

  • Q-College

    Suite 303 771 Vernon Ave, Victoria, BC (map)

  • The Raspberry Pi has 30 GPIO pins, but none of them are analogue inputs. At this meeting, we’ll take a deeper look at how to take an analogue signal (like temperature) and connect it to the Pi, and access it via Python.