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Central Ohio Linux User Group
Date: Thursday, January 28 2016, 7 - 9 PM EDT

Please RSVP to the list or to skippy at if you plan to attend.


Meet the Raspberry Pi Zero

Ethan Dicks will give a presentation about the Raspberry Pi Zero.

Raspberry Pi is a family of small Linux computers aimed at educational and hobby users. With features ranging from built-in audio and high-def video, user-controllable I/O pins, USB for peripherals and storage and network connectivity, they have been used for programming language learning platforms, media players, DIY webcams, weather stations, and a lot more. Since the February 2012 release of the original "B" model at $35, millions have been sold in a handful of varieties. Last November, the latest member of the family, the model Zero, came out with double the memory and one third the physical size for the astounding price of $5. They sold out in hours and are still catching up with demand. Come see what they left out to shrink this model down to a fraction of the size and a fraction of the price and what they left in that makes it a terrific bargain for the right use.

As always, feel free to bring with you any ailing or problematic systems for expert diagnosis (or destruction).

There are no dues or fees.


The meeting will be held at:

2 Miranova Place
Columbus, OH 43215

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Please sign in with security and then take the elevator to the eleventh floor.


Orange section in parking garage

NOTE: please RSVP to the mailing list or Scott Merrill <skippy at> so that the correct number of parking vouchers can be secured.

Please park in the Orange section of the parking garage, which is specifically for guest parking. Parking in any other spot runs the risk of taking someone’s assigned parking spot. There is little risk of doing so at 7 PM, but why risk causing any trouble? Please park in the orange section. We will have parking vouchers so you do not have to pay to park if you RSVP'd to Scott Merrill <skippy at>.


On-street parking is available at meters. I do not know how late they are enforced. We are in the Car2Go service area, so Car2Go users can park at nearby meters for free.

Thanks to CoverMyMeds for hosting us! They're hiring all sorts of technical folks, check out their job postings and tech blog ScriptScribe.

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