[ale] Happy to subscribe

Charles Shapiro hooterpincher at gmail.com
Sat Jun 30 08:42:48 EDT 2018

Hmm.  I just recently updated my WRT54GL from CoovaAP to OpenWRT.  That
went pretty ok simple.   I dunno about using it as a portable linux device.
Seems like the RPi might be more suited to that.  At least one of my
friends is using one that way now.

I have a go-ahead for a Raspberry Pi intro class at Decatur Makers for the
fall.  DM has a cardboard box with about 70 Raspberry Pi 2 Bs in it (the
one with 2 USB ports and an HDMI port). They lack SD cards and wall warts,
but will run the latest 'n' greatest raspbian no problem.   I've got the
hardware and software developed, and I'm in process of taking pictures and
making a slide deck.  The current plan is to cover three different ways to
light an LED from the web:  CGI, CGI talking to a daemon, and CherryPy (as
an example of a web framework).  I'll probably be looking for teaching
assistants for this when the time gets closer.

-- CHS

On Fri, Jun 29, 2018 at 12:43 PM, DJ-Pfulio via Ale <ale at ale.org> wrote:

> A few months ago, ALE-NW tried to get a group together to work r-pi
> projects together.  It failed to catch on, but a small committed group
> should be able to get it going. Right group, right time, right location,
> right projects will make it work.
> I'm concerned about proper support from *WRT teams.  I tend to keep
> hardware longer than their dev teams, so updates stop just like with
> commercial firmware after a year or two.  After that, we are on our own.
> If your HW is well supported, great, but eventually it will drop off
> (the support) and there won't be any announcement, just no more updates
> come. Took me over a year to realize it happened. I'm a little slow.
> My solution for routers has been posted here enough already. Check the
> archives if interested.
> On 06/29/2018 12:21 PM, A. P. Garcia via Ale wrote:
> > Hi, and welcome! I haven't been to a Decatur Makerspace Pii/Arduino
> > meeting yet, but I plan on going. I'm in Decatur as well. I've used
> > DD-WRT in the past, but I'm not using it at the moment. Have you tried
> >  RetroPie (https://retropie.org.uk/)? Good stuff. Aside from
> > retrogaming, I'm mostly interested in music applications as far as the
> > embedded space goes...
> >
> >
> > Regards,
> > Phil Garcia
> >
> > On Fri, Jun 29, 2018 at 1:29 AM, Abraham Moller via Ale <ale at ale.org>
> wrote:
> >> Hi all,
> >>
> >> Thank you for letting me subscribe to the list! I am looking forward to
> >> upcoming central meetings at Decatur Makers. I'm a PhD student at Emory
> >> University in microbiology with a strong bioinformatics component of my
> >> thesis.
> >>
> >> As far as Linux (outside of writing Perl/R scripts for bioinformatics),
> I am
> >> messing around with a Raspberry Pi 2, Zipit Z2, and soon a
> battery-powered
> >> router (RAVPower FileHub Plus). I have been using the RPi2 and Zipit Z2
> for
> >> Forth programming, text-based adventures, text-based gaming in general,
> >> retro console emulation (via mednafen and higan), and ssh/telnet (as
> dumb
> >> terminals). I will be flashing the router with OpenWRT and using it as a
> >> portable Linux machine with long battery life, network-attached storage
> >> device, (potentially) a BBS host, and a WiFi extender.
> >>
> >> Is anyone interested in Linux router firmware (OpenWRT/DD-WRT) in this
> >> group? Do you coordinate with Decatur Makers for the Arduino/Raspberry
> Pi
> >> project nights?
> >>
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