Spotlight: Hardware

2013-06-08 00:00:00 2013-06-09 00:00:00 America/Toronto Spotlight: Hardware The physical world and the digital world will soon be indistinguishable. The demand for bringing digital interactive experiences into something tangible continues to grow and that is in great part due to the accessible technology emerging which can support such a thing. 3D printing and micro-controllers mean… Toronto FITC Toronto



What is a Raspberry Pi?
Meet the Pi with an introduction to its technical bits and bytes.

Why is it so important?
If you’ve not already discovered Arduino’s limitations, this is your opportunity to learn the huge benefits of having a localized computer running your task by examining some practical examples.

Where and what to buy?
Getting your hands on the right hardware isn’t as simple as walking into your local Radioshack, and online resources can seem overwhelming. Learn the add-ons and peripherals most critical to getting you up and running.

How to setup a Pi?
It can be a surprise to find your shiny new Pi is like a blank slate, needing setup before you can do anything useful with it. Prepare to be walked through this Pi setup, avoiding the most common pitfalls along the way.

Sprinkles for an easier life
Now you have the basic setup in place, it’s time to add SSH and auto-mailer to make programming much easier on the Pi.

Building an Orgasmatron (working title)
Deconstruct practical example that we’ve not decided on yet.