The March RRLug meeting had our largest attendance so far this year. We met at the usual time of 6:00 pm in the Rasmussen College Boardroom. We discussed the following:
- Rockford MakerSpace Update – Sam Williams and Jon Weber provided an update of the first ever Rockford Makerspace meeting devoted to Arduino’s and Raspberry Pi’s for those that weren’t able to attend.
- Astro-Pi – Sam Williams demonstrated some of the capabilities of his newly acquired Astro-Pi Sense-HAT for the Raspberry Pi. The demo included custom python programs and an explanation of the python-sense-hat libraries.
- MultiBootUsb (Pt2) – Sam Williams completed his demonstration of a python based tool used to take a normal thumb-drive and make it into a device that will boot from 1 to X number of separate Linux Distributions. This is a very handy tool particularly if you want to test or demo different Linux distributions.
- Linux News – As usual we discussed the Linux news from the last month.
We had a really good meeting, saw many older and newer members, and had some great discussions!