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Peter Onion/G0DZB travelled from Colchester to the SEARS meeting on April 11th to give a talk entitled "Raspberry Pi and Amateur Radio."
Peter has already delivered a lecture introducing Raspberry Pi at many different clubs. He describes them as Part 1. He described the SEARS talk as part 2, aimed at more advanced users and especially those hoping to use the device in a Amateur Radio application.
The lecture began with a brief history of Raspberry Pi, who invented it and why, and a summary of today's users. Although originally aimed at Sixth Formers, it is now widely used among students from Juniors up to Masters Degree. It is also used in industry for commercial products. And, of course, enthusiasts of all ages.
We were introduced to the GPIO (General Purpose I/O) ports and their capabilities, bus types, programming languages and much more. Examples of new and old software than will run on the Raspberry were given where applicable to amateur radio.
Dongles, displays, etc. were described. Emphasis was placed on connectivity and expandability, which is one of the great advantages and virtues of Raspberry Pi, especially to Amateur Radio users.
The talk was very enjoyable. Audience participation was brisk and the ovation enthusiastic. In fact, some enthusiasts were positively drooling over the new possiblities being opened up and almost had to be restrained, a certain well-known YL among them! You know who you are. Thanks, Peter, we enjoyed the talk and your company too.
"Raspberry Pi and Amateur Radio" by Peter Onion/G0DZ
Report of Club Meeting held on 11th April 2017
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