We at the West Rand Amateur Radio Club, decided that a "Raspberry Pi" course was needed to further interest the members. While we have some 'built-in' expertise, we need to interest, motivate and educate the members in the newer aspects of Amateur Radio.
The Raspberry Pi is an 'educational micro-system' based on cell-phone technology. It has an incredibly powerful processor and more memory than most of last centuries' personal computers. It was brought about by engineers realising that today’s schoolkids are being taught [some would say indoctrinated] Microsoft Office.
It has already found a niche in the electronics market. It has nearly sold 4 million units. A figure that is being bandied about as being close to outshining the Sinclair Spectrum. A lot of schools are being given Pi's to use overseas. It has an enormous following by hardware 'hackers' with a vast number of 'projects'. It is unlikely that you can think up a unique application. If you search on the internet you will find that someone has already done it and published it on the web.
There have already been a dozen or more suggestions for topics/projects for the course. Now is the time for the members to suggest some more. Don't worry about whether it has been done before. What we need are the most popular for 'our members' in South Africa.
So send your 'suggestions' to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please make them polite and back them up with suitable arguments why they should be included in the course.
John Brock ZS6WL