Raspberry Jam for Milton Keynes


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by PeterO » Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:07 pm
The National Museum of Computing (TNMOC) located in Bletchley Park will be running its first "Jam" on the morning of Sunday 19th August. More details to follow, but the first event is aimed at gaining a feel for the level of interest in the local area.

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by teknoteacher » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:59 am
The event page for Milton Keynes RaspberryJam is now live here http://mkraspberryjam.eventbrite.com
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by PeterO » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:16 am
Thanks Alan for setting up the page...

We'll have some RPi there for people to "experience" and some monitors for people to use if they bring their own RPis along. (Please bring your own Keyboards,Mice and PSUs). Museum WiFi will be available and maybe a wired network as well.

Any queries, please ask.

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by MattPoat » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:37 am
I'll be there with my Pi. Hopefully I will have finished modifying an Atari 2600 cartridge to house my unit by then...

Although I have only run RaspBMC and Raspbian, I have managed to get them both working with an Edimax wifi dongle (from Maplins) that runs direct from the boards USB ports so if anyone needs help setting that up on either distros I can assist.

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by teknoteacher » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:39 am
Matt, that's great. Ideally we need 3 - 4 people with something to talk or show.
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by PeterO » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:01 am
MattPoat wrote:I'll be there with my Pi. Hopefully I will have finished modifying an Atari 2600 cartridge to house my unit by then...
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Nice link with the past there Matt !
I should have my Elliott 803 emulator working on my Pi by then. [I look after the real 803 in the museum :-) ]
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by alexeames » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:08 am
PeterO wrote:The National Museum of Computing (TNMOC) located in Bletchley Park will be running its first "Jam" on the morning of Sunday 19th August. More details to follow, but the first event is aimed at gaining a feel for the level of interest in the local area.

PeterO
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I'd love to come along but I'll be away on that date. Will there be another one at some point?
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by PeterO » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:12 am
alexeames wrote:I'd love to come along but I'll be away on that date. Will there be another one at some point?

We're intending this to become a regular event, so you should have many more chances to be away and miss it :lol:
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by alexeames » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:21 am
PeterO wrote:
alexeames wrote:I'd love to come along but I'll be away on that date. Will there be another one at some point?

We're intending this to become a regular event, so you should have many more chances to be away and miss it :lol:
PeterO


Excellent. Thanks Peter. :D
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by Sway_1233 » Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:57 am
This is very exciting! I googled Raspberry Jams Milton Keynes thinking I was being incredibly optimistic and here there is one. Can't wait! It'll be my first event, haven't got a Pi yet but I think after this it might be a must have!
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by PeterO » Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:18 am
19 of the 30 places have been taken already, so if you are thinking about coming along you better act soon !
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by MrPJEvans » Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:57 pm
If you're looking for speakers, I recently recreated 'The Great Cipher Challenge' on my Pi. This pitted my RasPi against Colossus in an authentic code-breaking exercise based on the German WWII Lorenz cipher. Of course, The Colossus Rebuild Project has it's home at TNMoC. The background is an interesting story as is the original 2007 challenge and of course the punchline is: How did the little 2011 machine do against it's 1943 Granddaddy?

Anyone wanting to try this out can get the background and a tar ball for Squeeze to download at http://mrpjevans.com/2012/07/colossus-on-a-raspberry-pi/.

See you at the Jam!
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by MattPoat » Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:27 pm
MrPJEvans wrote:If you're looking for speakers, I recently recreated 'The Great Cipher Challenge' on my Pi. This pitted my RasPi against Colossus in an authentic code-breaking exercise based on the German WWII Lorenz cipher. Of course, The Colossus Rebuild Project has it's home at TNMoC. The background is an interesting story as is the original 2007 challenge and of course the punchline is: How did the little 2011 machine do against it's 1943 Granddaddy?

Anyone wanting to try this out can get the background and a tar ball for Squeeze to download at http://mrpjevans.com/2012/07/colossus-on-a-raspberry-pi/.

See you at the Jam!


Way to put the rest of us coat tail hanger ons in our place :D

Seriously though, this sounds great. I wonder which would win???

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by recantha » Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:34 pm
I only just saw your post, Peter.
I've added myself to the waiting list over at Event Brite. I missed out on the Cambridge one, so I'm hoping I'll get on this one!

*fingers crossed*!
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by MattPoat » Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:14 pm
recantha wrote:I only just saw your post, Peter.
I've added myself to the waiting list over at Event Brite. I missed out on the Cambridge one, so I'm hoping I'll get on this one!

*fingers crossed*!
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Looks like my other half can't make it so if anyone wants it PM me.

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by PeterO » Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:33 am
recantha wrote:I only just saw your post, Peter.
I've added myself to the waiting list over at Event Brite. I missed out on the Cambridge one, so I'm hoping I'll get on this one!

*fingers crossed*!
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Mike, I'm sorry you didn't get a ticket this time. It's encouraging that we've "sold" all 30 tickets so quickly so I'm sure there will be further events in the coming months. We have some redecoration work going on at the museum which slightly limited the space available for the event so hopefully a few more places can be made available for future events. I'm sure you will understand this is a new venture for us at the museum (and for most Jam organisers I think), so it may take a few sessions to get things running smoothly. Hopefully people will bring interesting things to show and talk about, and interesting problems to discuss and hopefully solve.

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by andycbrown » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:21 pm
Hi there,

I'm planning on coming on Sunday (I have a ticket). I've got my Raspberry Pi '1940's TV' up and running - it was recently featured on http://www.raspberrypi.org/ (down towards the bottom of the page now). Its technically nothing special but it looks rather good - would you like me to bring it with me to show other visitors? I can bring along the original receiver too if that would be of interest.

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by recantha » Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:12 pm
I'm going and I for one would love to see it!
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by MattPoat » Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:24 pm
recantha wrote:I'm going and I for one would love to see it!


Don't listen to this guy, I have it on good authority that he will be wearing a skirt.... :D

Seriously though, bring it along.

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by recantha » Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:19 pm
Doh! My secret is out!
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by PeterO » Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:25 pm
andycbrown wrote:Hi there,

I'm planning on coming on Sunday (I have a ticket). I've got my Raspberry Pi '1940's TV' up and running - it was recently featured on http://www.raspberrypi.org/ (down towards the bottom of the page now). Its technically nothing special but it looks rather good - would you like me to bring it with me to show other visitors? I can bring along the original receiver too if that would be of interest.

Andy


Yes please bring it along but be warned I'll expect you to talk about it :lol:
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by alexeames » Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:42 pm
Have a good one guys. I hope to see you at the next one. :D
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by andycbrown » Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:57 pm
PeterO wrote:
andycbrown wrote:Hi there,

I'm planning on coming on Sunday (I have a ticket). I've got my Raspberry Pi '1940's TV' up and running - it was recently featured on http://www.raspberrypi.org/ (down towards the bottom of the page now). Its technically nothing special but it looks rather good - would you like me to bring it with me to show other visitors? I can bring along the original receiver too if that would be of interest.

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Yes please bring it along but be warned I'll expect you to talk about it :lol:
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No problem Peter. Talking is not a problem. It's making sense that I struggle with!
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by recantha » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:28 pm
I've finally finegled my Pi into it's new case :-) I shall bring mine too.
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by MattPoat » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:45 pm
Yep, mine will be coming along inside its Atari 2600 game cartridge case, just for the ride though, haven't got anything to show :?

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