A few months ago, I was approached by members of the Indianapolis Hamfest Association about doing a presentation on the Raspberry Pi at this year’s Hamfest. Naturally with anything like this, I immediately thought of Ed, my fellow ARRL VE/Technical Specialist. Today we were called the Ham Radio Mad Scientists of our generation. As I think about that, I can’t disagree. Ed and I work very closely together on a regular basis experimenting or trying new things within this wonderful hobby of ours.
That brings us right up to today. The weeks/months since I was initially ask have flown by and today was the day. I’m happy to report that what I’m now called, “The Raspberry Pi Road Show,” was a great success. The road show moniker was adopted as we were as immediately after our presentation about doing it for another Central Indiana Amateur Radio Club. So it seems we’ll be taking it on the road, which is quite an honor.
Today, we had 55 attendees and the audience remained interested and engaged throughout the entire presentation. I was a bit surprised at the number of people in the audience who owned a Pi. That allowed me to quickly move through some of the technical specs of the device and concentrate on the projects that Ed and I have been working on.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Ed for his help. We made a great team and it wouldn’t have been nearly as much fun without him.
If by chance, you’ve found yourself here because you were one of the attendees, first off thank you very much for attending. Over the next few days, both Ed and I will be gathering together the various materials that we used for the projects and making them available both here and on Ed’s website.