Category Archives: SIG (Special Interest Group)

Third Fall 2012 M5 Community Meeting

Come to the M5 Community Meeting tomorrow, Saturday the 13th at 6 PM in Euler’s Good Room.
Don’t forget that there will be pizza ordered for attendees!
The agenda for tomorrow’s meeting will be as follows:
Demos
– Matt “The Cook” Hunt will demo Ultraviolet, a (really fast!) highly maneuverable motorized robot built for moving Theater stage props
– Alden “Radcakes” Michaels will demo a high power full-color LED lightshow controlled via wifi, raspberry pi and iPhone
– Sam “Samurai” Baldwin will talk about the MAME Cabinet Raspberry Pi Project Group
Meeting and SIGS
– General ideas/M5 discussion
– SIG (Special Interest Group) information – organization, info, etc
– Split into SIGs

MAME Cabinet: Raspberry Pi and Arcade Games

Raspberry Pi + Monitor + MAME (Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator) + Control pad + Cabinet = MAME Cabinet! M5 constituents are embarking on a project to develop a fully functioning arcade cabinet, running on a Raspberry Pi and using the Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator to allow user(s) to play almost any arcade game as if they had an actual original arcade cabinet in front of them! THE 80’s ARE NOW!

For more information, see:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MAME
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raspberry_pi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fun

If you’re interested in joining this project of virtual glory, contact:
Sam ‘Samurai’ Baldwin <sbaldwin ‘at’ student ‘dot’ umass ‘dot’ edu>

Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari

 

Second Fall 2012 M5 Community Meeting

There is an M5 Community Meeting TOMORROW, Saturday 9/22 at 6:00 PM in Euler’s Good Room medication vytorin. Project ideas and general discussion to be followed by Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings.
SIGs organized from the first meeting include:
-Audio (studio, audio engineering)
-Radars, Antennae, RF, Microwave
-Raspberry Pi
-Arduino
-LUG: Linux User Group

Come join one of these SIGs or organize your own!

The dates for the rest of the M5 Community Meetings this semester are as follows:
Saturday, October 13
Saturday, November 3
Saturday, November 17