Welcome! We are enthusiasts interested in Arduinos, Raspberry Pis, and other little computer boards that are friendly for beginners. This is a great place for beginners to start.
Readings from a Field Notebook; Getting Started with IoT Devices
Russ Herrold will discuss how the emerging 'Internet of Things' community has a natural 'fit' to the Free and Open Source Software development / Unix (the _last_ operating system) culture movement.
There will be a 'worked example' of how to 'jump right in' to the deep end, start swimming, and swat at some bugs along the way; a set-up of the development environment; identifying an issue; upstreaming a (wrong) proposed fix; and looking again for a better one.
Also along the way we will deploy a working IoT application into new hardware, and see the blinking lights.
All are welcome, especially beginners.
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This month's meeting will be a soldering party! Learn how to solder or brush up your skills! We will provide something to practice with, but feel free to bring anything you want soldered!
All are welcome, especially beginners.
by Gabriel Sheeley
This month's presentation will be by Gabriel Sheeley. Come learn how you can build your own micro-controller from scratch. Learn how computers use electricity to turn your programs into real world actions.
Micro-controllers are tiny computers control many of the object we interact with on a daily basis. Understanding how these computers work and how we can use software to control them can open a world of opportunities for us to use computers to do everything from check that our door is locked, water our house plants, or make our coffee in the morning. Join us to see how simple these machines can be and how you yourself can work with and create your own IOT devices.
If there is any time left over after the main presentation, Erin will also be hosting a "Beginner's Corner" with introductory demonstrations of Arduinos and Raspberry Pis for anyone just getting started. Message her if you're interested in seeing a particular topic for this, otherwise it will just be a general "getting started".
by Tyler Reed
This month's talk will be by Tyler Reed. He leads a team developing an open source platform for automating hydroponics, built around Raspberry Pi and Arduino. The platform features auto-discovery using Avahi and asynchronous communications with MQTT. Sensor modules use the new Pi Zero's GPIO and camera port. All wireless, of course. He'll have lots of cool toys to demo and share, so come check it out!
To fill up the remainder of the time, Erin will also be hosting a "Beginner's Corner" with introductory demonstrations of Arduinos and Raspberry Pis for anyone just getting started. Message her if you're interested in seeing a particular topic for this, otherwise it will just be a general "getting started".
Conclusion of "SafeCracking on a Budget" - by David Hunt and Zack Nagaich
This month's talk will be the exciting conclusion of "SafeCracking on a Budget" by David Hunt and Zack Nagaich.
To fill up the remainder of the time, Erin will also be hosting a "beginner's corner" with introductory demonstrations of arduinos and raspberry pis for anyone just getting started. Message me if you're interested in seeing a particular topic for this, otherwise it will just be a general "getting started.
"SafeCracking on a Budget" - by David Hunt and Zack Nagaich
Talk Description: We had a problem: no combination to a safe. The solution was to build our own automatic safe dialer. We will review the steps we followed, Information gathered, Vulnerability Analysis, Exploitation, Post-Exploitation, and Reporting. (PTES Technical Guidelines style). Along the way we will share knowledge learned and stories of success and failure. David Hunt has worked in software development for several years. Switched to focus on application security, vulnerability and penetration testing. Recently picked up the bug for safe cracking. Zack Nagaich is a Recent Ohio State computer science graduate working in cyber security for a variety of companies in the central Ohio area with a passion for software and security.
A Raspberry Pi can be used for a lot of things. Eric used one to take a picture of the sky every 10 seconds for three years. In this presentation, Eric will talk about how he did it, the pitfalls and problems encountered along the way, and how to manage over 6 terabytes of pictures.
Jon Bennett will give a presentation on how he used an Arduino and GPS receiver to automate his chicken coop, opening and closing the door to protect them from predators and turning on a light to increase egg production.