Pi Day at Toronto Reference Library - June 17, 2017

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Pi Demo Day

When and Where

  • Toronto Reference Library
  • Saturday June 17, 2017 - noon to 5pm
  • Pi-Day Flyer

Speaker List

  • 1:00 pm - Chris Tyler will give an overview of the Raspberry Pi. Chris is currently a Professor at Seneca College, School of Information and Communications Technology. He is also the organizer of our Raspberry Pi Meetup group and is the Industrial Research Chair, Open Source Technology for Emerging Platforms at CDOT (Center for Development of Open source Technology) at Seneca.
  • 2:00 pm - Greg Blair will discuss programming on the Raspberry Pi. Greg is a Professor at Seneca College, School of Information and Communications Technology and has used a RPi for a NAS (Network Attached Storage) server, a pan-tilt-dolly-slide­r camera head for time lapse motion control photography, SDR (Software Defined Radio) and RPi camera real time threaded image processing.
  • 2:30 pm - Carson Kramer will talk about the Raspberry Pi as used in the Internet of Things (IoT). After many years in manufacturing and automation, Carson recently began programming for the Web, using the MEAN Stack (MongoDB, Express.js, AngularJS, and Node.js) technoligies. He is now bringing some of that knowledge to the Raspberry Pi.
  • 3:00 pm - Stewart C. Russell is a former computer games journalist and a current hobby electronics nerd. He will be talking about emulating classic arcade, computer and console games on the Raspberry Pi with RetroPie.
  • 3:30 pm -John Selmys will demo his Dr. Who Raspberry Pi powered Dalek robot. This is an ongoing project started after John retired in June 2015 after a 32 year teaching career at Seneca college.


  • Marco Pastore: Android on the Pi - no hardware required
  • John Selmys: Dalek RPi Robot - no hardware required
  • Gi-TAe Cho: RPi Music System - requires monitor, kbd, cables
  • Greg Blair: Motors and Computer Vision
  • Alex Volkov: Controlling 3D printer with OctoPi - requires monitor, kbd, cables


  • 11 am - Asquith - South side of library - blue minivan to drop off monitors, power bars, mice, keyboards, HDMI cables, network switches, laptop to bridge wifi to wired network, network cables, small projector + video camera, gaffer tape, carts
  • 11-12 am - Setup
  • 12-4 pm - Demos
  • 4-5 pm - Teardown
  • 5 pm sharp - Library closes
  • 5:01 pm - Jack Astor's, unless someone edits this to a better suggestion :-)


  • South side of Asquith ave - $5-6 on Saturdays