Southampton Area Raspberry Pi Interest Group


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by hamj36 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:01 pm
Hi, I'm based in Southampton, UK, and looking for other people in the area with an interest in the Raspberry Pi with a view to setting up a local interest group. I'm also looking into the possibility of setting up a 'Raspberry Jam' if there's sufficient interest. For those of you on Facebook, I've also set up a page there (search for 'raspberry pi southampton' - it's the one with the raspberry-on-QR-code picture)
Hope to hear from someone soon. Cheers!
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by hamj36 » Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:20 pm
Further to the above, the address of the Facebook page is

http://www.facebook.com/SouthamptonAreaRaspberryPiInterestGroup

I've also put up a couple of polls to see who knows what and where interested people are. Please express any interest accordingly.

Thanks :-)
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by Midnight Caller » Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:30 pm
You need to Login to Facebook to see your page on Facebook, not everyone wonts to Login to Facebook, I for one don't wont to Login to Facebook.
Please remember that I am Dyslexic wen replying
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by hamj36 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:50 am
Ah. Thanks for that, I hadn't realised. I'll see what can be done about that.
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by hamj36 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:59 am
Think I've fixed it - I had limited the page to UK users, not realising that it would stop the page being viewed at all if you weren't logged in. You'll probably need to be logged in to post though, not sure there's any way round that.
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by Trev » Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:56 am
I live about 20 miles away (just North of Winchester). I'd be interested in any events.
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by hamj36 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:49 pm
That's good to hear, Trev. If you're the same person that's just iked my Facebook page, thanks! Hopefully a few more will stop by and then we can start doing something.
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by Leslie6500 » Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:25 pm
I am retired and live on the Western Edge of Winchester. I would be interested in joining a local group on setting up a new Pi. I do not drive so attending meetings is difficult. My main interest is primarily in making a small, low cost terminal, easy to learn (and to use) for new users of the internet. I am hoping for a system solely for internet access for disabled or house bound senior citizens that needs minimum updating by the users.. I have a Window 7 64 Bit PC, a Vista PC, ipad3, and Android telephone. I have just received the Pi package and am waiting for a Power supply and a small keyboard to be delivered. I am not familiar with Linux, so far. I have access to Facebook Skype and Facetime (on Macs). Cheers
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by raichea » Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:02 pm
Another Winchester user.... Pi arrived yesterday and up and running today without any hiccups. Don't have a lot of spare time, but interested in meets if I'm free.
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by hamj36 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:22 pm
I'm beginning to think this should be called the Winchester Area Raspberry Pi Interest Group :-)
Anyway, hello and welcome to all.

Now that there are a few of us here it seems appropriate to ask:

1. Do we want to meet yet?
2. If so, where and when? As almost everyone is based around Winchester it woud perhaps be more convenient to hold it near there rather than Southampton. I work in Winchester anyway so would have no trouble getting there, but would need someone with more local knowledge to suggest a venue.
3. What do we actually do if we meet? The obvious thing to do is to have a sort-of 'Pi clinic' where those who are trying to get their Pi to do something bring it along and hopefully get advice from the others, but I'm open to suggestions.

Over to you...
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by Ian Thomas » Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:13 am
Another Southampton user here.

Happy to host informal Pi-jams, which have happened a couple of times already with a couple of techy mates. So far we have been playing around with opencv for robotics / astro tracking and setting up a LAMP server, plus eaccelerator for php applications, available at pi.tantric.coop.

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by Leslie6500 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:58 pm
Hi Other Winchester contacts. I don't drive nowadays and depend on taxis after dark . Bus travel after about 19.00 hours is not practicable and in the winter is unsuitable for me. Depending on numbers and requirements we could try meeting initially at my home. I live on the South-West side of Winchester just within the city limits.
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by teknoteacher » Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:11 pm
Hi, some people have emailed me about setting up a Southampton #RaspberryJam. Email me if interested alan@odonohoe.org.uk

Find out what a RaspberryJam is by reading this post. http://teachcomputing.wordpress.com/2012/05/30/whats-a-raspberry-jam/
You can watch a recording from the talks section of a recent London RaspberryJam here, http://youtu.be/Zes8k5U2ZZk
or read a blog post from the same meeting. http://thescientificmoustache.wordpress.com/2012/06/21/raspberry-pi-i-london-raspberry-jam/
Alan O'Donohoe @teknoteacher http://about.me/AlanODonohoe
RaspberryJam http://raspberryjam.org.uk/ TeachComputing http://teachcomputing.wordpress.com/
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by JonEK » Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:17 pm
Hi folks,

I am Winchester based too, and glad to make contact with local folks.
My RPi arrived last week but have only scratched around on the surface so far.

I am a UNIX man by heritage, and use Ubuntu out of choice.

I'll check out the Facebook page and look forward to meeting you folks in the flesh sometime soon.

- jon.
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by geoff1234 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:07 pm
Hi
I live in Winchester Hants UK and am trying to find my way into Rasperian etc. I am a hardware guy and have a good reliable neat way to power my Pi from a 12 volt battery through a protection diode, LM2940 regulator and two 4 port USB hubs from Poundland.

It would be fun to get a group together. I run a computer group through U3A on the second Wednesday of the month at the Roebuck starting at 11 am.
Happy computing
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by Pithon101 » Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:00 pm
Hello Geoff1234,
I live in Andover and am looking for a maker faire/RaspberryPi group to join. I rang the Roebuck pub but drew a blank. The chap simply said "can't help you mate". Anyway Geoff1234, do you still run this U3A group and if it's not held at the the Roebuck, where is it held?
Many thanks,
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by geoff1234 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:51 pm
Hi

For those Pi enthusiasts in the Winchester Hants area how about meeting at the Roebuck on January 8th at 20.00 hours? They have Wi Fi there, as well as food and drink. I will be the guy with the Pi.

Happy Christmas

Geoff
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by DougieLawson » Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:52 pm
geoff1234 wrote:For those Pi enthusiasts in the Winchester Hants area how about meeting at the Roebuck on January 8th at 20.00 hours? They have Wi Fi there, as well as food and drink. I will be the guy with the Pi.


What's the post code or GPS co-ords for the Roebuck? I've been known to cycle to Winchester down the A33 on odd occasions.
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by JonEK » Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:19 pm
So, I plan to be at the Roebuck next year and will bring my mate, Marcus too.
We both have Pi's but neither of us have got very far largely due to many distractions!
I think we need some inspiring enthusiasm!
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by gordon77 » Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:15 pm
If l look up the Roebuck inn on Google maps it says permanently closed !
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by DougieLawson » Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:57 am
How far from Basingstoke are you?

As another person without Facebook could you start a Google+ group with the same stuff you're posting on there.

Google may be evil but their privacy is less bad than FB.
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by geoff1234 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:05 pm
Greetings

The Roebuck Inn is definitely OPEN. The post code is SO22 6RP. It has a car park, is on a bus route and is 300 yards from Winchester Railway station on the Stockbridge road.

Happy Christmas, look forward to meeting you.
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by carolammiers » Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:04 pm
When is the next meeting, I am interested in coming along, thanks, Carol
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by geoff1234 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:02 am
Greetings

Our first meeting of the Winchester Raspberry Pi group will be on Wednesday the 8th of January starting at 8pm in the Roebuck Inn Winchester. I will be the guy with the Pi. Hope you can make it, the more the merrier.

Happy computing
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by geoff1234 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:37 pm
Greetings

We had our first meeting at the Roebuck Inn Winchester on Jan 8th. Five people attended, and various ideas for using a Pi were discussed. The "MAGPI" magazine was mentioned as it contains projects that could be copied or adapted. The magazine is FREE and on line ready to be down loaded. We plan to meet on Feb 12th at the same venue. If you would care to join us you would be most welcome. The March meeting could be changed to a different time or day if that would suit a greater number of people.
The Roebuck is on the Stockbridge road, it has a car park and is on a bus route. (see previous post for the post code.)
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