It’s only a few days left to go until our hackathon in Barcelona so we thought we’d put together a few projects and some photos from our previous events to inspire you!
At the event we’ll all be working with a Raspberry Pi 3 with a Sense HAT; everyone who attends will be issued with this hardware to both use on the day and to keep and take away to continue working on your projects after the event. If you have other hardware you’d like to use definitely bring it with you and we’d be glad to help you get it running. Check out what hardware we currently support.
The Sense HAT is a very cool add-on board for the Raspberry Pi which has a few cool features to try out, including: An 8x8 RGB LED matrix, joystick, gyroscope, accelerometer, magnetometer, temperature sensor, barometric pressure sensor and humidity sensor. We have a lot of projects in our playground on Github that use this hardware, which could be a great starting point for you to then start developing your own ideas:
- Sense Snake - The classic game of snake built on the Sense HAT
- Sample Sense HAT/Alexa/IFTTT setup
- Sense Tunnel - A scrolling tunnel game using the Sense Hat orientation sensors for control.
- Sense Binary Clock
- Sample Docker health-check
- Christmas themed projects (it’s not too early, right?)
Also, here are some projects & photos from attendees of our previous events to check out:
Prepare for the day
You’ll need to bring your own laptop to the hackathon, and to make the most of your time at the event we recommend that you get it set up beforehand so you can get straight to the fun stuff!
- Know the basics of working in a Linux terminal (on Windows 10? Go here first)
- Install Git and learn a few basics. We’ll use Git to deploy code to your devices
- Install Etcher. Etcher will be used to flash your SD card with resinOS
- Generate a public SSH key. This is needed to securely git push to resin.io
- Create a resin.io account
- Create an application for the Raspberry Pi 3 device type, and download the latest resinOS image. We recommend you download both a .dev and a .prod image to use at the hackathon.
If you’ve got any ideas about your plans for projects, share them in this thread and we’ll see you on Saturday!