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by nickweb » Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:34 pm
The beauty with the CCA is we could arrange a once a month meeting on a day that isn't being used - even if it were only for 1Hr30mins to 2Hrs. This allows people to give a talk on whatever they wish, but still allow other people, if they're not interested in that talk, to meet with others and discuss ideas.

Ideally, talks should be about 30-45 minutes so that you can possibly put into practice what ever has been talked about, or allow other members to discuss other things, or just get down to the nitty drifty of playing with the pi!

Pi's are easy to transport. The big problem is monitors or tv's to plug them into. I don't know the layout of the Electron Club, but they do mention they have a lot of old/abandoned equipment. As for monitors or TV's? They do have PC's, however, so a simple demonstration could be to show you how to set up ssh, change the hostname (we don't want a few pi's all resolving to raspberry.local), and then use the provided computers to log in to the pi, and use it as if it were in front of you. As a local network, I'm pretty sure VNC shouldn't be an issue either!

IT's all ideas just now. I'd like to get a bunch together to plan some ideas, at least for the first 4 or 5 meets, and to see how feasible it would be for a monthly meet, or every 2 month meet. Im aware some people are interested that are a lot further out that Glasgow, and there could be an unexpected financial burden in travelling (However, if anyones coming from near Edinburgh, after February 13th, I fully expect Krispy Kreme donuts to be supplied! ;) )

I'm aware that both scotch.com and scotch.co.uk are both registered. Would it be worthwhile setting up a domain, just to note interest just now? Any ideas or feedback?

Thanks,

Nick
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by meepmeep » Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:35 am
I agree the Electron Club sounds like a good idea - it's already kitted out and free, and only a shortish walk from the train stations for those outside Glasgow. In addition the 'Open Source Hardware' group also meets there once a month, so we should probably reach out to them (at least to try and prevent any Pi vs Arduino hostilities - you've seen those usb missile launchers) as members of that group may be interested.

Looks like the room is free evenings of 19th and 26th Feb - anyone want to inquire/arrange? I can do so if no-one else wants to.
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by nickweb » Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:11 pm
I've made contact with Martin of the Electron Club. He's suggested a Friday as no one uses that day at present. I'm meeting him on Friday this week to see what can/ can't be done, the space available etc. Once thats done, I'll report back here with what I've observed.

I've got a domain registered, and just waiting for it to go live for the clubs potential usage.

There a few folks in this thread that were interested in attending, I'll PM them all individually and remind them about the thread.

In the meantime, can I ask anyone who is interested in attending at the club (just an induction day type thing just now) to PM me their name and e-mail address? It means I can keep everyone updated at the same time. Also, if you could choose when the club would happen, what would be your ideal day, and time? Remember, its right in town. I don't think there would be any issues in taking some queues after the ScotLug and going for a further meet at the CCA bar, or anywhere else (if people are interested).

Also - It would be good to get the Mag Pi on board and give them a heads up about the meet (on whatever date) and drum up some further interest!

Anybody have any other thoughts or ideas?
Thanks,

Nick

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by nickweb » Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:05 pm
And because I can't seem to find the edit button, heres the site..

http://www.scotchpi.org.uk

If you want to, you can add you email addresses via that page, and it does the same job as my previous post.

Thanks,

Nick
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by xtramural » Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:25 pm
nickweb wrote:And because I can't seem to find the edit button, heres the site..

http://www.scotchpi.org.uk

If you want to, you can add you email addresses via that page, and it does the same job as my previous post.

Thanks,

Nick

s/comming/coming/ ;)
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by nickweb » Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:37 pm
xtramural wrote:s/comming/coming/ ;)


You know, my phone attempts to remind me of this every single day. I still haven't learned.

Anyway, fixed! ;)

Thanks for the heads up!
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by shawaj » Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:25 pm
We would be happy to post details of your event in the Mag once you have finalised them...

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by nickweb » Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:31 pm
Just a quick update. I had a quick chat with Martin of the Electron Club. He's happy for us to use the space for the user group.

The space has a good bit of room, enough to hold up to 10 people comfortably. Theres a projector for showing stuff on a large wall, and theres a wired router, plus ample plug sockets.

If we were to use the room, It would be ideal to bring a small wireless router (i'm happy to buy one of those £15 tp-link ones). That would give us wireless connectivity for folks to bring laptops. The wired router can be used to plug the pi's into, allowing people to do as they see on tube large projector (for walk throughs etc).

In looking at the calendar, theres a thursday free every month, however this is fluid. It would be handy to have a quick poll on the ideal days for people to attend.

I've subscribed and posted to the Electron Club mailing list, and there seems a bit of enthusiasm from them also.

I'll post upfront that I work shifts. I'm not always going to be able to attend. In that respect, it would be good to have at least 3 or 4 people who could attend at regular intervals (they don't always have to be there at once) to assist with the running of the user group.

I'm going to throw a quick forum up on the scotch website for collaborative purposes just now, and I've also set up a sub-reddit over at r/ScotchPi if anyones inclined.

I've still to pm the folks in the thread. My plan is to do this over the next few days to drum up some more interest.

Does anyone have any thoughts?

Thanks,

Nick
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by meepmeep » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:35 am
This all sounds good to me.

I can bring an additional wired switch and some cables. I also have an unused wireless netgear router I could donate, but not sure how easy it would be to make this into a wireless switch?

Perhaps workshop #1 could be on networking and DHCP, with the aim being to get all our pi's on one network with static IPs (and a Pi acting as the DHCP server) and the ability to SSH from our laptops? :D
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by ReidLauren12 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:31 pm
Hi there,

Perhaps you could contact "Glasgow CoderDojo"'s Craig Steele (Craig88 on Twitter). "CoderDojo Glasgow" Is at the Glasgow Science Centre every week, you have to apply to go but I'm sure that if you contacted Craig he would happily let you come to the club. He is basically trying to promote Computer Science to as many people as he can, so I think he would be delighted if you could all meet up there. :D
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by samgray111 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:19 pm
Just wondering if anything was ever sorted for a Scottish Raspberry Jam?

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by George Reid » Sun Oct 06, 2013 1:13 pm
Followers may be interested in the meeting 'Raspberry Pi and Arduino: Pioneers of the Open Hardware and Software' details at http://www.theiet.org/events/2013/186459.cfm.. 30 October 2013 - 17:30-20:00
The Institution of Engineering and Technology
14 St Enoch Square,
Glasgow, G1 4DB
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)844 273 3653

Registration required.
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