All help is gratefully welcomed, Alan! I just sent you an e-mail.teknoteacher wrote:Would you like me to help promote this for you? I can send you some RaspberryJam logos if you like.
I trust that you're counting me and my wife, though for your purposes, I'm the one doing stuff with the Pi (though she has a fair amount of practical experience with unix and Linux as a user...she can help people with vi, for instance).Jim Manley wrote:Well, so far, we have a grand total of three, yes three people confirmed for attending the Raspberry Jam Silicon Valley in a week-and-a-half, and that includes me, but, not the museum staff, which will outnumber the attendees about five-to-one, at this point.
Probably most aren't reading these forums, and most that are reading the forums aren't reading THIS one.Where IS everyone? Dizzyland? Universal Studios? Mammoth Mountain? Knott's Berry Farm? Lake Tahoe? Yosemite? Heyyyyy, waaaaait a minnnnute ... why aren't I in one of those places, instead of slaving over a barely-warm Pi trying to organize this thing???
Earth to Pi-heads ... Earth to Pi-heads ... Come in Pi-heads ...
I'm planning to bring a Pi, complete with 17" monitor in an Adafruit case (which is a nice case--transparent is a plus...). All cables, k/b & mouse, of course, and 4-plug breaker bar. I'll toss in an extension cord, too... (Can you tell I run Con Reg for a medium sized--1700 this year--gaming con?)Jim Manley wrote:Yep, it's you, your wife, and I, so far. I will have three boards available to show (thanks to some to be lent by friends unable to attend), along with my Atrix lapdock with hacked cables and, I hope, my under-lapdock case which will contain a Pi board, a powered USB hub, a USB hard disk, a WiFi dongle, 5-volt power for everything, Pi I/O cables routed to the back, etc.
Nice! One interesting thing about the museum is that the network cables are still in open overhead races that were laid when the building was built new in the early 1990s for Silicon Graphics. It was their international marketing building until they built their newer consolidated headquarters buildings in the early 2000s that became the Googleplex about five years ago. The bad news is that the cable is late 1980s twisted-pair technology - the first-gen that followed RF Thinnernet, which followed the bulky yellow Thickernet of the 1970s ~ early 1980s. Man, that stuff seemed to have a bending radius of about 10 feet, and would spring back straight if you didn't nail it down! I think the museum cabling predates the cable category bandwidth ratings (e.g., Cat 5, etc.) and it's all sheathed in white vinyl insulation with no tags along their lengths.W. H. Heydt wrote:I'm planning to bring a Pi, complete with 17" monitor in an Adafruit case (which is a nice case--transparent is a plus...). All cables, k/b & mouse, of course, and 4-plug breaker bar. I'll toss in an extension cord, too... (Can you tell I run Con Reg for a medium sized--1700 this year--gaming con?)
I can bring any additionally needed technology/resources too. Is there anything that would like to be there that you cant get a hold of?W. H. Heydt wrote:I can toss in a spare wireless router and even a wireless bridge or two....
For my use...almost certainly not. I run ConReg for DunDraCon, so I'm used to packing up all the electronics and such to handle that in a hotel. Setting up to run a handful of Pis is comparatively easy.gervangster wrote:I can bring any additionally needed technology/resources too. Is there anything that would like to be there that you cant get a hold of?W. H. Heydt wrote:I can toss in a spare wireless router and even a wireless bridge or two....
The Jam may provide a chance to get help with that if you turn out to need it.65coupei6 wrote:I should be able to attend. I just got my RPI and have not got a chance to get it up and running yet. I am a linux newbie.
Hi Dan - the museum has a full HD studio and can stream video which they do for some special events, but, I think they lease some equipment to do 1080p at broadcast quality (2K source cameras, etc.). We may be limited to a laptop webcam as I don't know if we'll have a way to live-encode 1080p from a hand-held camcorder on a tripod.dan_in_sd wrote:I'm down in San Diego. Any thought to a live video stream? it doesn't have to be great quality just something with audio and hopefully it covers the Speaker and the large 55" screen you're getting.
Bring it along, and a monitor, keyboard, mouse, etc., if you can as we don't know how much in the way of extra peripherals we'll have available. We should have plenty of power and network cables, WiFi/wired hubs/switches, etc.65coupei6 wrote:I should be able to attend. I just got my RPI and have not got a chance to get it up and running yet. I am a linux newbie.
Ha-ha-ha-ha! That's great! Love that Fry's in Santa Clara - for those unfamiliar, it has some early electronic artifacts on exhibit throughout the store - including Varian magnetrons, klystrons, and other first-generation, resonant-cavity microwave components. The Fry's over on Auto Mall Parkway off I-680 has a bunch of Tesla coils of various sizes and capacity that power up randomly and zap the crap out of the air molecules inside their safety cages! I sometimes wonder if bursts of EMF aren't "Fry's"-ing some semiconductor junctions in the hundreds of thousands of products spread throughout the storejbeale wrote:well, back in the day, I made the poster you see here ("Linux - the choice of a GNU generation") with about three hours' notice before that event, with a color printer and glue and a project board from Office Depot. Although it did cost a few bucks for the board. http://rmitz.org/linux-revolt/lnx3.html
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