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April 25th, 2013, 02:14 PM

"Raspberry Pi Day" at Penguins Unbound Meeting
APRIL 27th 2013!

Raspberry Pi Day will be a whole day (9:00am to 5:00pm) dedicated to
working with and learning about the Raspberry Pi !

This will be hands-on, so bring your Raspberry Pi and follow along with
your own Raspberry Pi!

Here is the agenda so far:

9:00 - 11:30 - Starting with your Pi (by Brian Dolan-Goecke)
Step-by-Step to get you started with your Raspberry Pi. What you need
to know to get set up, to start loading and working with the basics
with your Raspberry Pi.

11:30 - 1:00 - Lunch
For Lunch, we will order pizza for all who would like to go in on
buying some pizza. ( You are also welcome to bring your own lunch or
go somewhere else.)

Afternoon sessions:

1:00 - 2:45 Blink'n Lights (by )
Using several things on the breadboard (RGB LED control, temperature
and humidity sensing, light sensing, reading a switch), plus it could
be added to on the fly as well, if there are any interesting ideas.
(It would be useful to have a Adafruit Pi Cobbler Breakout Kit,
http://www.adafruit.com/products/914 )

1:00 - 2:45 ???? Hope to add another session ????

3:00 - 4:45 XBMC on the Raspberry Pi (by Brian Dolan-Goecke)
Load and working with XBMC.


3:00 - 4:45 GPIO with C
How to use C to program and use the GPIO pins on the Raspberry Pi.

4:45 - 5:00 Raspberry Pie!
Raspberry Pie, the kind you eat!

*** If you plan on going please sign up on the wiki.

*** If you or, if you know someone, that has worked with Raspberry Pi
and would be willing to present (or help) at the meeting please contact
Me (Brian Dolan-Goecke) from

Thanks I hope to see you there!


Be sure to order and get your Raspberry Pi today!

You can get a "Maker Shed" kit at MicroCenter
(They were out of stock when I check earlier today. Be sure to select
the Minnesota store in the drop down list in the middle of the page
header at the top.)

Here is more info about the "Maker Shed" kit

You can order from adafruit (they seem to have them in stock when I
checked today)
They also have several additional accessories, and project for the
Raspberry Pi. They had several in stock on April 22nd with 3day shipping!

Jack Ungerleider mentioned you can get a Raspberry Pi here also

I am sure there are many more places on the internet if you look

*** If you don't know what the Raspberry Pi is see these links