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Raspberry Pi 6th Birthday Jam

The Raspberry Pi 6th birthday is coming and this year we are celebrating with a Raspberry Pi Jam, hosted here, at BC Robotics! So what is a Pi Jam? It is a chance to learn about the Raspberry Pi, try one out, find out about cool accessories, and talk to an expert – Tim Rowledge!

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March 3rd Raspberry Pi Camera Software/Project Workshop

This new workshop will get your camera installed and configured ready to use with the provided Raspbian software and libraries. We will look into the various software capabilities provided – exposure control, special effects, timed photos etc – for both stills and video. Using only the Pi & camera module you can do many interesting photo projects but adding a button or two to the GPIO connector allows even more fun – so we will look at controlling the camera from the GPIO as well!

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February 17th Raspberry Pi Pan/Tilt Camera Workshop

Missed our last Raspberry Pi Camera Workshop? Don’t worry we’ve got another one coming up this Saturday, February 17th, 2018. This workshop will show you how to assemble a Pi camera with an optional powered tilt and swivel mount and get it running with software that you can use to make a security camera, a wildlife camera, a video doorbell, a time-lapse camera, a party photobooth or *insert your own wild idea here*.

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BC Family Day Weekend

Just a quick reminder: BC Family Day holiday is coming up this Monday, February 12th! Our showroom will be closed for the Provincial Holiday. All online orders placed after 4:00PM on Friday February 9th will be shipped out Tuesday February 13th.

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February 7th Raspberry Pi Complete Beginner Workshop

Missed our last Raspberry Pi Beginner Workshop? Don’t worry we’ve got another one coming up on Wednesday, February 7th, 2018. This workshop is for the complete beginner; if you have a Pi in a box and no idea how to get started then this is for you! We will cover everything from opening the box to getting a basic working Pi running so you can use the web browser and other built in software.

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Final Holiday Shipping & Showroom Hours 2017

For all you last minute folks: Outside of Southwest British Columbia today is the last day to get anything shipped out and have it arrive before the Holidays. If you are trying to beat that deadline be sure to have your order in before 4:00 PM Pacific Time. At the checkout please ensure no items are backordered and select Express Shipping to ensure everything processes smoothly.

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