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PI in the Valley

I had the privilege to share about our insPIre with a Langley Pi enthusiast group called The Langley Amateur Radio Group. The meeting was titled Fraser Valley Raspberry Pi Interest Group. The evening was full of various discussions, workshops and equipment sharing. It's wonderful to see the larger community getting insPIred!

Delicious Raspberry Pie added to the tasty night on Pi!

 

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Prepared for the Future

 

There is a wonderful article in Forbes about the importance of teaching young people to learn how to code and channelling their creativity to make their own video games. Click on the link below to read all about:

Are-kids-who-make-their-own-video-games-better-prepared-for-the-digital-future/

 

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ins-PI-re: Week 10 & 11

 

 

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Vancouver Hack Space Open House

This Society is one of the few groups in the Lower Mainland that are actively using Raspberry Pi and teaching it to groups. Their website is http://vancouver.hackspace.ca/wp/

So I went to one of their Open Houses to see what exciting things they do!

Great sign!

 

LED Light Clock programmed by a Raspberry Pi.

 

Wanna create a Robot?

 

All the different types of 'bits' that you can build with to create!

 

A creation being built to measure radioactive materials.
A computer drew this.

 

Some photos of different events the society has held.

 

This is a computer joke ūüôā
Building a helicopter!
One of the many equipment bits that is allocated to Pi
 

 

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Great Links Shared

In my pursuits in learning as much as I can about Raspberry Pi, I emailed VHS which stands for Vancouver Hackers Society.  Three members (thanks Simon, Steve and Thomas) kindly emailed me about wonderful resources that will help in developing our ins-PI-re project.  I wanted to share the list with you:

For well documented Raspberry PI tutorials 

http://learn.adafruit.com/category/raspberry-pi

For tutorials on getting started with the Raspberry PI

For a printable magazine filled with tutorials 

http://www.themagpi.com/

For information about making Technology fun for students:

www.makermobile.org

For information on Raspberry PI nights at VHS: http://vancouver.hackspace.ca/wp/events-calendar/

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