Another pi jam today which went well, We had the 3 young people come along who are more serious hard core hackers so get on really well with each other
At present to get a laptop or PI to connect to the network we need to connect to the Libary wifi and enter a UID password then agree to the terms in a browser window
We tried to see if there was a different way to do this with a wifi router acting as a bridge so 4 laptops could connect to the router and that would provide a bridge between the wifi and the 4 wired Ethernet ports.
This didn’t seem to work 100 percent even though I did see the wifi router on my net book with 100 percent signal strength, compared to about 74 percent for the library wifi, So this project will carry on next month probably.
In another project they young people had a multi player mine craft game set up using the Pis.
Using the Model B for anything reminds you that if you plug and unplug things it can reset due to power issues,.
Jonathan who is an IT apprentice also came along to support and help and said he would ask about if there are any solutions to the wifi / network connectivity so that we can connect easier.
We had Raymond and his wife drop in for a chat and I showed them the DVD I am working on to explain about Creative commons / free software and the 4 freedoms.
Myself and Jonathan also helped Melvyn with his new phone and to check to see if it would charge when plugged in to his net book.
One of the visitors from last month came back and asked about suitable monitors etc so I advised him on a few options. including using a TV which i suggested is a good option if you want to use the media centre software. Some TV’s also have the VESA connectors at the back to which pi’s can be attached.
Photos are available on Mediagoblin
The next jam is on 14th February