Thursday, March 08, 2012

SVLUG 3/2012 Akkana Peck - Fun with Linux and Arduinos

SVLUG (Silicon Valley Linux Users Group)

March 7, 2012

Arduino is a popular open-source single-board microcontroller,
descendant of the open-source Wiring platform, designed to make the
process of using electronics in multidisciplinary projects more
accessible. The hardware consists of a simple open hardware design for
the Arduino board with an Atmel AVR processor and on-board input/output
support. The software consists of a standard programming language
compiler and the boot loader that runs on the board. Akkana will tell
us about using Linux to work with the Arduino. Akkana's talk is
especially timely with the recent introduction of Raspberry Pi, a
similar single-board microcontroller supporting Linux and Python.

Akkana is a software engineer who recently took time to write
"Beginning GIMP" - a book about GIMP, the GNU Image Manipulation
Program. She is active in Bay Area open source and Linux activities.

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