Celebrating Raspberry Pi’s 7th Birthday – Melbourne Raspberry Pi Hackers

Celebrating Raspberry Pi’s 7th Birthday – Melbourne Raspberry Pi Hackers

It’s almost Seven years ago that the first Raspberry Pi was launched, and that kickstarted everything the Foundation has done. There were many electronics boards before the Raspberry Pi and there will surely be many electronics boards after the Raspberry Pi but what the Pi has done to democratize the hackerspace (pun intended) very few others will be able to match. Hats off to Ebon Upton (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eben_Upton) for having the vision to create a computing platform that would enable a whole new generation of tinkerers, makers and hackers. We salute you Ebon!!!!! Thank you for everything you’ve done for the hacker community!!!!

The Raspberry Pi foundation usually celebrates the Raspberry Pi’s “birthday” with community-focused events, and this year on the first March weekend, they were at it again again coordinating local Jams all over the world so you could join the party!!!!!

Melbourne Raspberry Pi Meetup Birthday Celebrations – Thanks to everyone who came to the birthday party and joined us for an awesome hacking session at the Melbourne Docklands Library and Makerspace. A special thanks to Brian Gilbert (https://zesty.tech) and Brendon for their insightful talks on 3D printing and Pi + Azure IoT. It’s was a great learning opportunity. See details of the meetup here – https://www.meetup.com/Melbourne-Raspberry-Jam/events/tpkhrqyzfbfb/.

!!!! The Melbourne Raspberry Pi Hackers Group would like to thank the City of Melbourne and especially the Docklands Library Maker Space for their on-going support. !!!!!

Lamingtons and Raspberries – Thanks to Rob Conway!!!!
Melbourne Raspberry Pi Hackers
All that food!!!!!
Brian Gilbert from https://zesty.tech talking on state of 3D printing

The Melbourne Raspberry Pi meetup is open to everyone with an interest in electronics, robotics, making, 3D printing, etc. Hackers (budding, amateurs, etc.) with interests in open hardware e.g. Arduino, ESP8266, ESP32, Raspberry Pi, Onion, OrangePi, etc. are invited to bring along their projects and come hack with us at the meetup. Meetup with other hackers here in Melbourne, get your questions answered, show off the work you are doing and get going on those problems that have stalled progress on your projects.

What is a Raspberry Pi – The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It is a capable little device that enables people of all ages to explore computing, and to learn how to program in languages like Scratch and Python. It’s capable of doing everything you’d expect a desktop computer to do, from browsing the internet and playing high-definition video, to making spreadsheets, word-processing, and playing games.

What’s more, the Raspberry Pi  has the ability to interact with the outside world, and has been used in a wide array of digital maker projects, from music machines and parent detectors to weather stations and tweeting birdhouses with infra-red cameras. We want to see the Raspberry Pi being used by kids all over the world to learn to program and understand how computers work.

About the Raspberry Pi Foundation – The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a registered educational charity (registration number 1129409) based in the UK. Our Foundation’s goal is to advance the education of adults and children, particularly in the field of computers, computer science and related subjects. See our stories page for more information about the Foundation’s charitable work. You can read more about the history of Raspberry Pi and the people who have helped to make it the success it is today on their about page.

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Hopefully you have enjoyed the post. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions for future tutorials drop us a note at – learning at hack2 dot live.

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