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DEVON AND CORNWALL GNU/LINUX USER GROUP


The Devon and Cornwall GNU/Linux User Group is for anyone who uses – or is interested in using – Free, Libre and Open Source Software.

The group is made up of a wide range of people from home users to professionals and between us we have a wide range of experience and knowledge.

Please feel free to join our discussion mailing list, or chat with us on IRC (chat). The Torbay meetings are now part of the Raspberry Pi jams as these are arranged by members.

 

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Updates:

Raspberry Pi jam July 14 – Torbay

 

For anyone who missed out today,  we had another great pi jam,  Big thank you to those that turned up and the 4 young people who also made it.

Again today was a good mix,  Tom demonstrated his latest project: a face with a built in  webcam that can track a coloured ball using OpenCV!  This uses both Raspberry Pi and Arduino.

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One of the young people showed me the fg and bg commands, so my pi-liter project can now run but be put in the background,  while it runs.  I showed him the cowsay command, and one of the other young people got cmatrix working.  These young people are uber L337.

I attempted to install Skype from Ubuntu software centre,  failed,  tried to download and then tell the installer to run through software centre,  that failed,  so just used dpkg and it worked fine without problems! I put a few notes on my website about this.

We could now do with more monitors and Pis, so we can get more people set up with Pis.  I think we may have a few laptops at a future jam.

 

Torbay Pi jam July 14

For anyone who missed out today,  we had another great pi jam,  Big thank you to those from the Lug that turned up and the 4 young people who also made it.

Again today was a good mix,  tom demonstrated his latest project a face with a built in webcam that can track a coloured ball using open CV,  this uses both Raspberry Pi and Arduino.

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One of the young people showed me the fg and bg commands, so my pi-liter project can now run but be put in the backgroiund,  while it runs.  I showed him the cow say command, and one of the other young people got cmatrix working.

I attempted to install scratch from ubuntu software centre,  failed,  tried to download and then tell the installer to run through software centre,  that failed,  so just used dpkg  worked fine without problems.

 

 

Pi jam Write up July 14

Just got back from the Raspberry Pi jam in Exeter and have included a few photos below of some of the things on show.

 

First off is Tom Broughs Excellent Wii remote scratch game,  this uses Python to take input from the wii remote via bluetooth and pass it on to scratch, so that the cat can be controlled to move around and catch / eat falling fish.

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Still with tom, we had handy (robot arm controlled from scratch) and Bob the robot which as arduino at its heart.

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We also had Lego Rovers Devon make an appearance,  amazing what you can do with lego and the nxt block

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We also helped Chinna out with his buggy made from an old remote control car and raspberry pi.

Chinnas Blog can be found here

http://scientistnobee.wordpress.com/2014/07/05/raspberry-pi-spotter/
And a link to github for the code
https://github.com/scientistnobee/Raspberry-Pi-Spotter

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Scratch game created by one of the young people.

 

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This is the new Raspberry Pi compute module courtesy of Gordon Henderson

 

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Trevor sharp had a Self made IO board on show

 

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Demo of my own Pilte,  More info on my website at http://www.zleap.net

 

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Minecraft on the pi

 

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Arduino based distance measuring project using the ultrasonic module HC-SR04

 

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Simons pi powered music chimer.

 

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Fab lab was open, showcasing the range of things that can be made with some of their kit

 

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