Come along to the MadLab for a day playing with your (or somebody else’s) brand new Raspberry Pi! We’ll start with a ‘Getting Started’ session for people to be shown how to get their Pi up and running by mounting a Linux OS on to an SD card and seeing things happen on a TV screen. Following that we’ll have a number of Barcamp-style talks and demos to explore what people are doing with their Pi and to inspire ideas for interesting applications.
What you’ll need
- If you have a Raspberry Pi, do bring it with you, but it’s not essential as you will be able to watch demos and play with other people’s Pis
- If you’re bringing a Pi, bring as much useful stuff as you can – USB keyboard, mouse, HDMI (or other) cable, SD card(s), power cable, network cable, etc.
- If you feel like giving a talk or demo, prepare something and we’d love to see what you have to show
- The event will be free but donations to the MadLab will be gratefully accepted
When & Where
Manchester Digital Laboratory (MadLab) is a grassroots innovation organisation, based in Manchester UK. Our primary areas of focus are science and technology; arts and culture.
We support a diverse range of communities and activities – from monthly meetups and courses through to public experimentation with new & emerging technologies, and collaborating with others to deliver new, interesting and exciting projects.
Our courses are learning for doers. Every one of our courses, whether it's electronics or coding, writing or making, is powered by the same magic. Bring your curiosity and a little bit of imagination, and we'll amaze you with what you can do!
Our main base of operations is a three-storey, 3000 square foot Industrial Revolution-era former weavers’ cottage centrally located in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. We are less than ten minutes walk from Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria train stations, and just two minutes walk from the Arndale Shopping Centre. For directions, please see our website: http://madlab.org.uk/find-us/