I have been playing around with Raspberry PI (http://www.raspberrypi.org/), Python (http://www.python.org/), Adafruit WebIDE (http://learn.adafruit.com/webide/overview) and RPi GPIO pins recently (http://www.abluestar.com/blog/raspberry-pi-and-the-gpio-pins/)

The Blink sketch is the most basic sketch for an Arduino http://arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/blink Its a very simple sketch that just turns on and off an LED. You can do the same thing on the Raspberry Pi and the GPIO pins. Its a good start up tutorial for getting you started with Adafruit WebIDE, Python on the Raspberry PI.

What: 
Setting up the Raspberry PI with Adafruit WebIDE and creating your first python program. (Blinky)
You should bring 
  • A Raspberry PI, (Note you can order them from https://canada.newark.com/ with in 24hrs)
  • A power supply for the Raspberry PI >=750 mA,
  • A Laptop.
VHS will provide 
  • A LED and resistor !
  • A SD card pre-installed with Raspbian “wheezy” (if needed)
  • A 26 pin ribbon cable for the GPIO pins.  (if needed)
Where: 
VHS (45 West hastings)
When: 
Tuesday Feb 5th – 7:30 PM
Why: 
The Blinky script is a good test to make sure that you have set up your Raspberry PI with the Adafruit WebIDE correctly.
Who: 
Anyone that is interested in the Raspberry PI or Python.