Saturday 13th September, 2014
2:40pm to 3:20pm
Ruth Suehle, co-author of Raspberry Pi Hacks (O’Reilly, December 2013), will share tips for brave hackers ready to bring their ideas to life with the Raspberry Pi. She’ll start with the important basics and go on to talk about a few fun projects, from game emulators to low-Earth-orbit photography. This talk is fun for both experienced builders and novices who would like to get started building something with the Pi, so regardless of whether you know how to use a soldering iron or use a cross-compiler, you'll find something useful.
Ruth will start with the basic-but-important Pi tricks, like choosing the best distro for the job, as well as address more challenging problems, like what happens when you need to build a custom kernel. She'll tell you things like how to add a power switch (since the thing doesn't come with one!) and how to check your power problems.
Then you'll see some of the cool stuff that she and other people have made, including her Raspberry Pi driven Transformers costume, Christmas light displays, and a project so awesome, it scored the creator an upgrade from girlfriend to wife. This Pi talk is topped with a generous meringue of Lego, TARDISes, a Pipboy, and aliens, so come ready to geek out, both Pi and otherwise.
Co-author of Raspberry Pi Hacks, Linux hacker, geocacher, pinball wizard, board gamer, role player, frog lover, hockey nut, and scifi fan. bio from Twitter
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