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Robotics Society of Southern CA Meeting 06-08-2013
CSULB Engineering department building, 302
Minutes : Doug
Class : Raspberry Pi Setup
Bill went over the Raspberry Pi setup. For support hardware, Bill is using a wireless keyboard, mouse, HDMI-to-VGA converter, and a WiFi dongle.
Most likely you will get an SD card with Raspbian, the default OS. Boot up with the SD card, expand the OS to flash card (first option), then reboot. You will get to the command line login prompt... default user is "pi", with password "raspberry". Next, you can run the "startx" command, which will launch a much more friendly graphical desktop (LXDE).
He suggested as the next step that you connect the WiFi using the "WiFi Config". Next, try the NetSurf browser to make sure you're online. The Midori browser does not appear to be very user friendly.
Mini urban challenge - Martin showed a couple built models for the mini-urban challenge. You can see the rules here : http://profmason.com/?p=17795
KidsTalkRadioLA.com - Bob Barboza came to talk about a very exciting and interesting project to expand education that he calls STEAM+. He is looking for volunteers that would act as mentors for a variety of educational programs (if I understood correctly). I am going to try to get a better summary that I can update here.