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Absolute Beginners Computer Programming Class

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Monday, May 15th from 7-9 pm in the LVL1 Classroom.

We will be learning to program using the free KhanAcademy programming tutorials that are online. This class will be teaching the “processing” computer language which is very similar to C, javascript and the Arduino code. You could just go through the tutorials online by yourself, but I am offering to help guide you through the lessons and I will be there to help you if you get stuck. I used to teach these computer programming lessons to middle school students and found them to be quite good.

The cost is FREE for this class. Just show up at 7. You will need a laptop computer that can connect wirelessly to the internet. Contact brian@tegrasys.com if you have any questions.

Bob Ross Hack-A-Thon

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Bob Ross and chill with the LVL1 crew on Friday, May 12th from 7 pm onwards. Our weekly movie night will consist of Bob Ross painting episodes on the big screen along with free pizza, friends, and fun. There will be prizes for the happiest trees, the saddest trees, the hackiest trees, and the OMG I didn’t know trees could do that.

Bring some art supplies and paint along with Bob! Free admission.

Magic Mirror Builds – February 2017

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Ever wanted to create a Magic Mirror? Look no further than this build session!

RSVP Link

Session #1: Wednesday, Feb 22, 2016 6-9PM

Session #2: Saturday, Feb 25, 2017 10AM-1PM

Q: What is a Magic Mirror?
A: A Magic Mirror is a reference to a 2 way mirror with a LCD screen behind it displaying data via a web page.
See these videos and product showcases

Q: Why would I want to build this?
A: So you can learn, customize and build something great!

Q: I don’t know anything about a Raspberry Pi, should I attend?
A: Yes, we will walk through with explicit directions on each step of the process. If you can follow directions & type, you can build this!

Q: I want to build a bigger one, why would I want to build an 8″x10″ one?
A: We have to start somewhere, you can bring your own materials (LCD, glass, frame, etc.) and follow along if you want, but the directions we have may not apply 100% to you. Using all the same parts speeds the class.

Q: I really want to attend, what do I do next?
A: Just RSVP, we’ll handle the rest.

What you’ll learn:

  • How to connect a Pi to the internet
  • How to copy & edit someone’s code from Github
  • How to remotely connect to a Raspberry Pi via VNC
  • How to start a Pi in kiosk mode for full browser display on startup
  • How to add custom widgets/modules to the Magic Mirror

What you’ll leave the session with:

  • A 10″x8″ Magic Mirror base (frame, 2 way mirror & LCD w power cord)
  • SD Card that you’ve customized and can be added to your own Pi at home

Bring with you: