Raspberry Pi Party!

July 5, 2014

As planned with folks from JCI City Plus, today we met to further brainstorm the Raspberry Pi (RPi) project we’re currently collaborating on. A few months ago, Nitin Bachraz and Asha Auckloo got in touch with me informing of the project, which should comprise of an educational platform built-on RPis.

Yog, Veer, Nitin & I, went for the RPi thrill today. A geek lab was set up at the home of one of the JCI folks. Some cool peeps there. We were welcomed with juice, tea, biscuits and I took the black-coffee-no-sugar as usual. Aww! It might sound weird but Yog asked for hot water instead.

We had some quick chats, checked the RPis & verified everything we needed. Earlier during the week I downloaded Raspbian but the RPi packs already came with SD-Cards loaded with NOOBS. Great! It spared me the time to dd the Raspbian image.

What is a Raspberry Pi?

RPi-logoThe Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It is a capable little device that enables people of all ages to explore computing, and to learn how to program in languages like Scratch and Python. It’s capable of doing everything you’d expect a desktop computer to do, from browsing the internet and playing high-definition video, to making spreadsheets, word-processing, and playing games.


Raspberry Pi Nitin intrigued by the size of this marvel



RPi-5 An improvised geek lab was set up

Raspberry Pi display

Raspberry Pi / Raspbian The Raspberry Pi desktop (running Raspbian)







A fultu day with huge laughs, farata jokes & meeting cool people. Hopefully, we should meet again in around two weeks to finalize the collaborative project between JCI City Plus and Linux User Group of Mauritius.