Welcome to ExeterLUG
Interested in Computers ?
ExeterLUG Computer Club is open to anyone with an interest in technology.
Whether you have a PC or Mac - Windows, Linux, Raspberry Pi, OS X or Amstrad CPC you are Welcome.
Our meetings are held on the 2nd Friday of the month, at :-
Exwick Community Centre, Kinnerton Way, Exeter from 7.30pm and are FREE.
We have, a coffee, Wi-Fi internet access, and an internet cafe.
A great place to meet like minded friends, share ideas, problems and get to know more about your PC.
Friday 13th December 2013
Exwick Community Centre -> Map
This month we'll be working on a Raspberry Pi Beowulf Cluster
We will be looking to achieve about 20 Pies connect together via a netowork switch to make the Beowulf cluster, which will likely provide similar compute power to a PC. In essence hooking up a bunch of Raspberry Pi's and having a jolly fun time with parallel computing in general. There should be more Robot mayhem with Tom Brough developing set of Robots.
We will be reviewing progress with the Exwick Ark project, and deciding what the next steps will be.
Enquiries for the £50 PC Programme continue to roll in, and we have at least two being collected on the night.
The Cafe will be open, and I believe Alison will be making more of the ever popular "Pizza n Chips"
Meet at the Exwick Community Centre at 7:30pm
Students excel to new heights with free software
Children at Exwick Heights Primary School were thrilled to receive a donation of laptops for their Code Club workshop presented to them on Wednesday 3rd October by Rick Timmis and Daniel Smith of ExeterLUG Computer Club and Stephen Berridge of West Exe Technology College.
Michael Emerton, Exwick Heights ICT technician, runs an after school Code Club workshop, a nationwide scheme designed to enable children to gain computer programming skills in their early years.
Michael said: “The children are learning a programming language called Scratch and they have great fun each week creating computer games and then playing them. We are very grateful for the donation of laptops which will enable the children to carry on with their projects at home.“
ExeterLUG Computer Club, a local enthusiasts’ group that focuses on the Linux computer system and free software, was delighted to be able to provide five refurbished laptops donated by West Exe Technology College for the club.