Return to @Bristol BSC Raspberry Pi Bootcamp

Posted: September 18, 2013 in General, News, Raspberry Pi, The MagPi Magazine

I will be attending the 3rd @Bristol BSC Raspberry Pi Bootcamp on the 28th September (I missed the 2nd one in June as I was on holiday).

This time the British company ARM are supporting it.  If you are not aware, they are the people who designed the core of the Raspberry Pi processor and their designs are licensed to chip manufactures around the world to produce ARM based products.  ARM based processors are most likely running in your Set-top Box, Car, Heating System, Wifi Router and perhaps even your Phone and Tablet (you probably interact with ARM processors everyday without even knowing it).  They are also used throughout industry to perform vital tasks and functions (I often use them in my daily work).

Not bad for a company which started out with the BBC micro back in the ’80s, needless to say without them modern life, computing and gadgets today would be very different.

Early Saturday morning, ready for the workshop!

Me waiting at the start of the 1st boot camp last April

This time round I will be running The MagPi drop-in clinic (Colin Deady – the usual MagPiGuy isn’t able to make it this time).

I’ve have some treats in store, so I look forward to seeing you there if you can make it.

Make sure you give my virtual Raspberry Pi monkey “Darwin” a wave, and drop by to talk Raspberry Pi with me.

Say hello to the Virtual Monkey!

Say hello to the Virtual Monkey “Darwin”!

The PiHardware Challenge:

There will also be a “PiHardware Challenge“, this is an ideal chance for you to have a go at making your own circuit which you’ll be able to connect to a Raspberry Pi and watch it light up into life.  If you’ve not done any hardware projects with the Raspberry Pi before then this is the perfect chance to take the plunge and have a go.

Why not challenge your brother/sister/mum/dad/teacher/friend and see if they can make the circuit as well as you!

Bragging rights are awarded to those who’s circuit works when their challenger’s one fails.


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