Teaching students about computers can be expensive. The Raspberry Pi organization decided to change that. For $35, students can learn about computer hardware and software on the cheap. It didn't take long for hobbyists to find out about the little computer board, and start experimenting with what it can do.
In this presentation, you will learn what it takes to set up the hardware, configuring the software, and look all the kinds of projects that people are doing with the Pi. There is plenty of resources on the net to help you get started, and maybe you'll get an idea for something cool! Let's get excited about computers again!
Once we have finished, we will adjourn to nearby Cozymel's Mexican restaurant for food and drinks.
Jeff Jirsa is a programer that writes PHP applications for his day job. He has programmed using C, C++, Korn shell, Perl, Rexx, and other scripting languages. He has used everything from DOS to OS/2, to Windows, to AIX, to Linux of various flavors.
IIT Rice Campus Room 103 201 East Loop Road Wheaton, IL 60187-8489Directions to IIT - Rice Campus in Wheaton
From the North or South: From I-355 (North-South Tollway), exit westbound at Rt.56/Butterfield Road and proceed west 3 1/2 miles on Butterfield Road to East Loop Road. Turn right onto East Loop Road (Phillip's 66 Gas Station on the corner); the campus will be on your right about a block north of Butterfield Road, behind Cozymel's. Park in the Student parking lot behind the building. Room 103 is the first room inside the north enterance.
From the I-294 (Tri-State Tollway), take the I-88 (East-West Tollway) westbound and follow directions "From the East or West" below.
From the East or West: From I-88 (East-West Tollway), take the Naperville Road exit. At the traffic light, turn north (right when exiting westbound, left when exiting eastbound) to Warrenville Road. After the short distance, turn right at the traffic light to get to Naperville Road and turn left (north) for 1-2 miles to Rt. 56/Butterfield Road. Turn right onto Rt. 56/Butterfield Road and proceed 1/4 mile to the first traffic light (East Loop Road). Turn left on to East Loop Road, (Phillip's 66 Gas station on the corner); the campus will be on your right about a block north of Butterfield Road, behind Cozymel's. If you arrive late, we suggest that you park and enter at the main doors at the south end of the building. IIT has started locking the other doors at 7pm, so the north doors by room 103 might be locked once we've started the meeting.Room 103 is the first room inside the north enterance.
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