October RRLug Meeting Agenda: 10/13/16

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Oct 122016

The October RRLug meeting will be held starting at 6:00pm on Thursday, October 13th. Directions: When you arrive at Rasmussen College take the elevator to the third floor then turn right and walk straight into the meeting room (Boardroom). This months agenda is as follows:

  • MIT App Inventor – Tracy Henness is going to show a simple way of making Android apps using the MIT App Inventor. This should be a fun demonstration.
  • Raspberry Pi/Raspbian Pixel – Don Merchant is going to bring his Raspberry Pi running the new Pixel version of Raspbian. He is trying to get Exagear and Wine working on the Pi.   So we will potentially be helping  him diagnose issues he has been experiencing.
  • Linux News – Bring a Linux news event from the last month and we can discuss it during tonight’s meeting.

Hope to see you all there, particularly since we are going to have some really interesting presentations tonight!

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September RRLug Meeting Minutes: 09/08/16

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Oct 122016

The September RRLug meeting had a great attendance.  We met at the usual time of  6:00 pm in the Rasmussen College Boardroom and had the following presentations:

  • Raspberry Pi /GrovePi – Bob Wirka of Realtime Control Works demonstrated  a Raspberry Pi 3 with a GrovePi I/O board. It has software that allows you to connect the I/O devices schematically to perform control functions. His RPi runs the Sedona Framework VM which allowed him to program an application program using a schematic tool. There was a component object for each of the GrovePi sensors that you can place on the schematic and then connect with “wires”. Lots of other function blocks are available as components.  It was a great discussion as Bob discussed his own personal code changes that he has made to the project.
  • Boiler Control Project – Gary Melvin did a code walkthrough of the boiler monitor and alert system he  recently developed in Python.  It was interesting to see him present the basis of his a piece of code that solves a real-world problem.
  • Linux News – We did discussed some of the Linux news highlights from this past month!

The meeting was very information and a lot of fun! Thanks for presentations Bob and Gary!

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