Oct 13, 2019 – SIG-Computing: Build a Low Cost Computer using the Raspberry Pi 4; SIG-Linux: Learning Linux Online

Sharan Kalwani, president of SEMCO, will start the meeting and make general announcements.

When: Sunday, Oct 13, 2019 at 1:15 P.M.
Where: Lawrence Technological University (Southfield Campus) 21000 West 10 Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48075.

The university is essentially at the northwest corner of 10 Mile Road and Northwestern Highway https://goo.gl/maps/5Et615QaRCP2The meeting is in room M213 of the Wayne H. Buell Management Building. For details on entry to the campus, where to park and how to get to the meeting room go to https://www.wordpress.semco.org/?page_id=1638

SIG-Computing Topic:  Build a Low Cost Computer using the Raspberry Pi  4

Presented by Jeff Pynnonen

The Raspberry Pi 4 is a credit-card size computer that runs Linux and price starts at $35. The latest version, the Raspberry Pi 4 model B, comes with 3 different memory configurations, 1GB, 2GB and 4 GB of RAM. It supports two 4K HDMI monitors, has two USB 2 ports and two USB 3 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi, Bluetooth, and more. His talk will be about setting up a Raspberry Pi 4 system as a desktop system and the free software that comes with it. Learn more at raspberrypi.org. It is a great computer for anyone from 8-80 years old, and at any computer skill level from beginning to expert.

Jeff Pynnonen is an Embedded Systems and Software Engineer, who has been programming for 50 years. He has a BSEE from UofM and has been working developing software for automotive embedded systems. His latest interests are the low-cost Linux Raspberry Pi computers and what you can do with them. He is currently working on using the Raspberry Pi as a Ceramic Kiln Controller using Python and a 7” touchscreen display.
Learn More: https://www.raspberrypi.org/

Also: Questions and Answers following the presentation.

When: Sunday, Oct 13, 2019 at 1:30 P.M.

Where: Lawrence Technological University (Southfield Campus) 21000 West 10 Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48075 (click on links above)

SIG-Linux Topic: Learning Linux Online

Presented by Sharan Kalwani

In this month we will do a panoramic sweep of the vast set of online Linux learning resources. After doing several months of cherry picked SIG Linux topics, it is time to see what other resources are out there available to our SEMCO members.
Some are free and some are worth the price, of course we will point out the overrated ones as well.

When: Sunday, Oct 13, 2019 at 3:00 P.M.

Where: Lawrence Technological University (Southfield Campus) 21000 West 10 Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48075 (click on links above)

Free Wi-Fi available. Our thanks to Lawrence Technological University, for providing our meeting space!

SEMCO is now on LinkedIn!

Please join us on LinkedIn!  Our group page is https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8544439

Adding SEMCO as a group to your LinkedIn profile can improve your search ranking, show that you are involved with a dynamic user group here in Southeastern Michigan, and is an excellent forum to interact with other experts around the world.  Thank you to Sharan Kalwani for setting up our new SEMCO LinkedIn group!

Join us today!