I spent quite a bit of time at the last meeting getting the ATMEGA328p micro controller on my Gertboard set up. After much head scratching trying to get the Arduino IDE working from my RPi (very slow over a remote connection) we finally had success and I uploaded blink… I will write up some of my findings in the guide section.
After a long hot summer “Leicester Raspberry Pi” are ready for their next meeting. It will be held at 12.00 on Saturday 26th October at the Phoenix in Leicester. Sean has decided to try and widen the remit of the group and has renamed the Facebook page “Leicester Digital Makers Group” (https://www.facebook.com/LeicesterDigitalMakers?fref=ts).
At the next meeting Sean is going to demo his 3D printer and try and get some ideas to work on over the coming months. It would be great to get a big turnout and share what people have been doing. See the Eventbrite page for further details (http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7286410851)
The second Leicester RaspberryJam happened on Saturday June 22 at The Phoenix. We had a small crowd in the screening room showing off their projects and ideas. Two of the younger members were so enthused that they immediately went across the road and bought starter kits from Maplin.