How To Build A Steampunk Conference Presentation Machine With A Raspberry Pi

Friday, Nov 20th
3:00pm to 3:40pm
Palm 1

The Raspberry Pi makes a fine little conference presentation machine, especially when it's packaged in a Steampunk theme. In that spirit, I call mine a “Conference Presentation Manipulation And Display Apparatus”.

This talk covers how to bring physical computing together with practical application to engineer a useful Linux-based device. We'll go through the whole process of dreaming up a real-life gadget and examine all the steps needed to get it to a robust, working, functional prototype. We'll cover conceptualization, research, hardware, software, packaging, build techniques and aesthetics. The appliance, will actually be used for the presentation, with Libreoffice handling the slides and a hacked Webcam to look at small parts. I’ll conclude with a call to action for attendees to dust off their half-finished projects and make them presentable to the world.

The Raspberry Pi has opened up a whole new world of opportunities to create incredibly useful and unique solutions for everyday challenges. Information is readily available and the price of parts is easily within reach of just about everyone.

It's the greatest time in history to be a hardware hacker.

What will you build?