JOHN LeMasney"Scratch, Arduino, and Raspberry Pi: Getting Started with the Make Movement and Open Source Development"
MEETING DATE: October 18, 2013
again, we are happy to announce a visit from our friend and
active open source and social networking guru, John LeMasney, who
has again offered a totally unique, new and innovative line of
thought for our users group. It was no surprise when we contacted
John for an idea and he responded with the
current topic. Iím saying that, because here is a new, unheard
of (by me at least) way to use technology. I am sure our group
will be intrigued, even become potential users.
you know, we like to learn, and this is a chance to see something
new and interesting. But, will it be comprehensible for
non-programmers, like me, and those who are there for the first
time checking us out.
is a low-threshold-of-entry programming tool that even eight-year
olds can master, though adults find it a great platform for
developing games, animations, stories and more.
is a programmable integrated circuit with lots of community
support and low or no cost development tools that allow you to
create anything from a Twitter account that shares when your dog
eats from her food bowl to an always-on GPS reporter that tells a
spreadsheet where it is every 30 seconds.
Pi is a $35 computer that you can use to do everything your
desktop computer does, but because of the very low price, people
tend to use them for more interesting dedicated projects, like an
art project where lights and sound are affected by the presence
Come and learn
where and how to get started with this exciting international
movement away from consumerism and towards creation.Ē (slightly
A little about John (from his web pages) -
John LeMasney is a father who lives and works in and around
Princeton, NJ. He now offers consulting in technology, design,
communication, branding, and nutrition. He was the Manager of
Educational Technology Training and Outreach at Princeton
University from March 2011 to March 2013. He had worked from
1998-2011 at Rider University as the Manager of Technology
Training. He was recently awarded a Master of Arts in
Organizational Leadership with honors from Rider University in
Lawrenceville, NJ, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture with
honors from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA .
John is a designer, artist, writer, poet,
technologist, consultant, open web advocate and open source
evangelist. He is most interested in helping people to use
technology to make their lives, work, and world better.
I think we all agree that we would enjoy
this presentation, as itís outside of the box for us, and will
give us plenty to think about.