Ham Radio + Electronics Course

Our own Farrell (here cleverly disguised as the next Dr. Who) has announced a rather interesting and unique course that starts next Wednesday, September 17th. Over 14 Wednesday evenings he will get you ready to take the exam to obtain your amateur radio operator’s license (upon passing, you’ll be issued … Continue reading

Maker Faire 2014: Fisheye Pics

I made a usable version of my homebrew fisheye lens at 2am on Sunday morning, so I was able to take it with me for the second day of Maker Faire. The hardware consists of a large bi-concave lens salvaged from an old rear projection TV, mounted in a whisky … Continue reading

Book a Free Raspberry Pi Intro Workshop

We want to do our part to spread the word about the Raspberry Pi and show everyone how it can provide a cheap, power-efficient and ultra compact platform for everyday computing. So we’re offering you the chance to have the MakerMobile team pay you a visit this summer. You’ll be … Continue reading

Got Pi? Where to get your Raspberry Pi and related knick-knacks

Lots of people are asking us where they can get a Raspberry Pi - the super-cheap, super-small, super-energy-efficient computer - and how much it costs. The main distributor in Canada is Newark Element14. They are part of the Element14 Group, who actually produce the Pi in collaboration with RS Components … Continue reading

Why is the Raspberry Pi the world’s friendliest, handiest computer?

Perhaps you’ve heard of the Raspberry Pi? It’s a very small, inexpensive computer that was designed to get young people hacking and learning about computer hardware and programming languages again, like they used to in the ‘old days’ before user interfaces became super-slick and before jailbreaking was a crime. Apart … Continue reading

Raspberry Pi Courses and Workshops Announced

Great news - we have two 4-week courses for teens and a free one-hour workshop, which is open to everyone, in Sunset Community Centre’s spring flyer! See below for registration links. The workshop is to introduce the Raspberry Pi as a low cost, power- and space-efficient computing platform for anyone … Continue reading