Raspberry Pi Build Days

Hi everyone,

 

Our next workshops are going to be about Raspberry Pi, and they'll be taking place on 3/12 and 3/26. Raspberry Pi is a "credit-card-sized, single-board computer" which is intended to teach people the basics of computer science. The Raspberry Pi is a really versatile piece of hardware, and people make all sorts of hacks with it. Here are some examples:
 
We'll be using two weeks for Raspberry Pi; our first day to work on the projects will be on 3/12, and the second day will be after Spring Break on 3/26. This is so that everyone can get set up and start working on the project during the first day, work with it a little more over Spring Break, and then come back the next week and either finish up or work on something new with the device. The total cost for each of these projects is around $80. Although it might seem a little expensive at first, similar kits that are commercially available are a lot pricier. We don't make any profit off of this either, so you're getting all the parts for your project at a price that's a lot cheaper than if you had got them elsewhere.
 
Here's what you can select from:
  • Network Camera: You can attach a webcam to your Raspberry Pi and view the video in your web browser. Place the webcam anywhere and make it your own "surveillance system".
  • Bluetooth Speakers: Stream music from your phone to a set of awesome Bluetooth speakers wirelessly.
  • Media Server: Stream your music and videos from media files on your Raspberry Pi. You an also access your files from your phone or computer.
 

If you are interested in working on anyone of these projects, indicate which project you want to work on in this form  by Tuesday, March 4 at 12:00 PM:

https://docs.google.com/a/scarletmail.rutgers.edu/forms/d/1cs7yDQdMdp18VC8X0c1NOe3tL0w3hUZQU57M17ubgs8/viewform
 

If you miss the 3/4 deadline to select a project, we may put up the form again after the first build day if more people show interest in the projects. If that happens, we'll order more parts over break so that people can work with them once we get back.
 
NOTE: By filling out the form, you are confirming that you will attend the workshop and pay for the materials that you ordered. If you order materials and then don't come to pick it up, we WILL call you to find out why.

As always, let us know if you have any questions.  As for the 3/5 meeting, we'll be hosting Lockheed Martin. We'll send out another email with the details about that event a little later.

 
Cheers,
 
Nikhil

IEEE E-Board for 2013 - 2014 Academic Year

For the 2013-2014 academic year, the IEEE E-board will be:

President: Wayne Chang
Internal Vice President: David Patrzeba
Secretary: Krishna Raja
Treasurer: Steve Pak
EGC Representative: Krishna Raja
Professional Activities Chair: Nikhil Shenoy 
Youth Development Chair: Steve Pak

Rutgers IEEE Hosts Line Following Robot Competition

Congratulations to the Line Follower Competition winners, Krishna Raja, Keith Davies, and Nikhil Shenoy. Below is the winning robots.

Autodesk Store Sponsors IGVC Team

We are very pleased to announce a new sponsorship with the Autodesk Store. Their financial contribution to our team will be extremely valuable in helping us to be able to afford new equipment for working on Navi and other projects that the student branch holds. 

The Autodesk Store is most well known for their products AutoCAD, 3ds Max, and Maya which are used in engineering and academia for 3d modeling and design. 

We would like to thank Autodesk Store for this sponsorship which helps to allow us to work on cool projects and gain valuable experience!

Big Things are Happening at IEEE - Welcome Back!

I hope everyone enjoyed their break and is ready to start doing some cool stuff with IEEE this semester. Our first meeting this semester will be Tomorrow, Jan. 23rd at 8pm. The biggest news for us this semester is our new meeting space which will take place downstairs in EE-004. The department has given us a new workshop for us to tinker with our robots and we would like to thank the department for our 10x increase in space! Make sure to come for pizza and drinks as well.

The next subject of interest is that we will be giving out 20 free national IEEE memberships this semester so if you're interested in becoming a member for the first time now is the time to do it.

Lastly, all of the parts for the line following robot have come in and we have 25 kits available for $70 each, if you have your own arduino, you can purchase the kit for $48.

So come by to the meeting tomorrow and find out all the other cool stuff we're doing this semester.

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