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November 13th, 2012, 02:54 AM

This months PenguinsUnbound.com meeting will be
Saturday November 17th at TIES,
1667 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul, MN 55108
from 10:00am to 12:00pm
(See the web site http://www.penguinsunbound.com for directions and more
Not Your Mother’'s Raspberry Pi
presented by Richard Isaacson

The Raspberry Pi is a single-board ARM based computer designed with the
intention of stimulating the teaching of basic computer science in
schools. It was six years from when the original concept formed in 2006,
by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, to when it shipped in April 2012. As it
was released there was an overwhelming response from not just
educational institutions but from corporations and individuals. Initial
stocks were sold out immediately and as of September 2012 over 500,000
units have been sold.
The currently available Model B board is powered by a 700 Mhz ARMv6
processor with 512 MByte of RAM, a Broadcom GPU(Composite RCA, HDMI and
DSI outs), Audio(3.5mm and HDMI out), SD on-board storage, 10/100
Ethernet, and dual USB ports. As of today it can run multiple Linux
distributions as well as RISC OS and is capable of driving video at
1080p. The board is available for purchase for $35.
This talk will cover the following topics:
A brief history of the Raspberry Pi.
Why education should care about the Raspberry Pi.
Why corporations should care about the Raspberry Pi.
Why individual makers have created an enthusiastic fanbase.
Demonstrations of what you can do with your board.

Richard Isaacson has spent twelve years of his professional career at a
local e-commerce company; Digital River, Inc. His last fourteen months
have been spent as a Software Engineer slinging Java for payments group.
Previously he was a Senior Systems Engineer for the Unix group. In his
spare time he likes to learn at least a little about everything.
Hope your able to make it!

If you can't make it you can use this url to stream the meeting.

You should be able to connect with either:
mplayer mms://rss2000.video.ties2.net:1800
vlc http://rss2000.video.ties2.net:1800

November 15th, 2012, 05:05 PM
The date was wrong in the original message.
The correct date is November 17th.

December 20th, 2012, 04:05 PM

The users group web site (http://www.penguinsunbound.org/) just gives the meeting information.
There is no December meeting, and the 2013 meetings are not posted yet.
There will be a meeting the last Saturday in January, and I will post the information.

I post the meeting announcements to the forum to try to get activity going in the forum Minnesote team.
You are the first person to respond to it. Thank you.

To load software you can use the Software Center or install it from the command line.
For development you need to load the build-essential package.
It is available from the software center or it can be installed from the command line like this:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install build-essential

In the future please respond to the public forum, this will help increase activity in the forum Minnesota team.