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Welcome to Roanoke Linux Users Group Tuesday, February 20 2018 @ 11:57 AM EST

Roanoke Raspberry Jam - March 3, 2018

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  • Monday, February 19 2018 @ 01:17 PM EST
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Join in the digital making community for the world-wide-mega-Jam celebration of the Raspberry Pi's 6th birthday!

Where: Roanoke South County Library
6303 Merriman Rd
Roanoke, VA 24018

  • Retro gaming with the Raspberry Pi - RetroPie
  • Programming Minecraft with the Python language on the Raspberry Pi

plus lots more!

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February 2018 Meeting - RetroPie

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  • Tuesday, February 13 2018 @ 02:41 AM EST
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Welcome to the first ROALUG meeting of 2018!

Following up on last year's meeting on Linux gaming, we'll take a first look at some different ways to configure a Raspberry Pi as a gaming device, including the Pimoroni Picade and Sparkfun PiRetrocade kits.

• What to bring

Did you get a Raspberry Pi for Christmas? Bring it along with your SD card if you need any assistance with setting things up!

• Important to know

Parking is available behind the CoLab building. Please walk around to the front entrance, and we will be watching the door to let folks in.

ROALUG is happy to announce that Apex Systems is our official sponsor again this year! Tia W. Bracken, Sr. Professional Recruiter
Apex Systems
10 Franklin Rd Ste 520
Roanoke, VA 24011
(540) 427-7107

December 2017 Meeting

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  • Tuesday, December 19 2017 @ 01:28 AM EST
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December is full of office parties, family get togethers and holiday festivities. Let's have the final ROALUG meeting on Tuesday, December 19th. Everyone bring along their favorite holiday treat to share.  If you've been working on a special DIY electronics project, bring that along too!
 
Hope to see you there!

November Meeting: Update on Fedora and Gaming on Linux

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  • Friday, November 03 2017 @ 09:03 AM EDT
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This month's meeting will be led by ROALUG member Mark. We will review what's new with Fedora and also Gaming on Linux.

Hope to see you there!

This ROALUG meeting is sponsored by:

Apex Systems
Tia Bracken, Sr Professional Recruiter
540-427-7107

October Meeting: First Look at Raspbian Stretch

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  • Friday, October 13 2017 @ 11:01 AM EDT
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Our next ROALUG meeting will be Thursday, October 19, 2017
CoLab Roanoke
6:30 - 9:00 pm

The Raspbian OS for the Raspberry Pi is based on Debian Linux, which releases a new version every two years.  The recent release is called Raspbian Stretch* - we'll take a look at upgrading vs a fresh install, new features and security implications with this upgrade.

• Version 3.0.1 of Sonic Pi is included

• Chromium web browser version 60

• Bluetooth audio

Hope to see you there!

**This ROALUG meeting is sponsored by:

Apex Systems
Tia Bracken, Sr Professional Recruiter
540-427-7107

Ubuntu Global Jam

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  • Friday, July 28 2017 @ 09:41 AM EDT
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The next regular meeting of ROALUG will be August 17, 2017. This meeting will be part of the Ubuntu Global Jam featuring Ubuntu 16.04, the current Long-Term Release of Ubuntu. There will be door prizes and refreshments provided!

Roanoke Hamfest

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  • Friday, July 28 2017 @ 09:36 AM EDT
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ROALUG will have a table at the W4CA Roanoke Hamfest* again this year demonstrating Ham Radio with a Raspberry Pi. Stop by and visit! https://www.facebook.com/events/1271496806297706/

* Hamfest tickets are $8, includes entry into the door prize drawing

Roanoke Raspberry Jam Fall 2017

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All About Raspberry Pi Robotics

Saturday, September 2nd
Science Museum of Western Virginia
4th Floor
One Market Square
Roanoke, VA 24011

10:30 - 11:30 am
Introduction to the Raspberry Pi and programming in Scratch. Interact with sensors and devices through the GPIO pins.

11:30 - 12:30
Break

12:30 - 2:00 pm
Demonstration of robots using a Raspberry Pi. Remote control over WiFi (or Bluetooth), line following, auto-pilot using sensors and switches.  Learn some basic Python programming using GPIOZero.

2:00 - 3:00 pm
Show and Tell - share your Raspberry Pi projects with other DIY makers

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ROALUG July Meeting - Zorin OS

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  • Friday, July 14 2017 @ 02:25 PM EDT
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The July 2017 monthly ROALUG meeting will feature Zorin OS. 

Following up from June's meeting, we'll install and configure another popular distribution that is aimed at the Linux beginner.

Roanoke Raspberry Jam 2017

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  • Wednesday, January 18 2017 @ 02:32 PM EST
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All things Raspberry Pi! Bring your favorite projects to share, meet and greet with other DIY makers and builders. Topics to include:

  • Raspberry Pi and Home Automation - Guest speaker Brett White will talk about the influence of the Raspberry Pi in the modern home
  • Updates to Raspbian - Meet the new Pixel
  • New Hats and pHats - USB ports, Bluetooth and more
  • More Minecraft - a continued look at modifying Minecraft using Python programming code
  • Soldering workshop - add some GPIO pins to your Pi Zero

New Date: Coming to the CoLab Roanoke on May 20, 2017 - 1:00 until 5:00 pm

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