Another good meeting, for those who didn’t make it, here is a quick write up on all the goodies you missed out on.
Tom Brough demonstrated his Scratch game that can be controlled with a Wii mote. A full write up on how this works will be available at sometime in the future. You missed out on a real gem with this.
Gordon Henderson brought along a range of add-on boards, Arduino boards and had a good discussion with some visitors.
Meanwhile, I was helping a young lad with programming until one of our other young members turned up and carried on. Thanks to Tom as he managed to get OpenCV working, he was also working on a robot made with motors and wheels from an old radio controlled car.
Another visitor needed help with some code, which as far as I am aware, was helped by our younger visitors. I also advised on getting a printer working, and directed him to the cups control panel browser page. I didn’t get to demo much again but was kept busy, it’s a good job I have a good box of bits with HDMI to DVI cables, etc. These prove to be useful to share out.
It is worth noting that out of the 3 young people that attended, only one was actually from Torbay, in fact most of the people at the event were from outside Torbay. Hopefully the word will get out as I am sure there must be more than 1 Raspberry Pi user in the whole of Torbay, so if you know anyone please please let them know about the Jams.
We had a demo of a iPod, running Linux and a game boy emulator. Pretty cool.
Contacts were also shared, e-mails shared so hopefully the younger visitors can keep in touch and help each other out more.
A big thank you to everyone who came to the event, and a thank you to Tom and Gordon who both contributed to the £10 insurance fee for the event.
Next Pi jam in Torbay is 12th July, 13:00 – 15:00 if you can’t wait that long then there is always Exeter on the 5th July 10 – 12.