Registering for these APCUG June workshops

9 am Pacific Time

June 16 – Learning Linux #9
June 23 – Roundtable – In-person, hybrid, online meetings
June 30 – Robots for Seniors and My 3D Printing
6/16/21 – Linux registration closes at 11:30 pm (PT) on June 15. Linux #9 – Orv and John, Linux Evangelists, respond to your comments and suggestions from the Linux #8 workshop.

We received a lot of good suggestions at the last workshop. Today, we will respond to those questions and let you know what we are going to do to answer them. We will talk about:

  • being honest about our limitations and Linux on a Chromebook
  • more command line tools that do things easier for you
  • running multiple versions of Linux on a single USB/thumb drive
  • using a Raspberry Pi as your desktop replacement, NAS (network attached storage) and some possible software alternatives, maybe talk about running Windows programs in/on Linux
  • release cycles for Linux, reviewing use of live media, and where to find previous recordings.

Join us for a lot of information about Linux and then we will have some time for more questions in the open mic portion.

6/23/21 – Roundtable registration closes at 11:30 pm (PT) on June 22. – Now that in-person meetings are possible…
Let’s get together and talk about the plans we have for our groups as our areas open up to in-person meetings and if/how APCUG can help.

  • All in person
  • Hybrid – Zoom (online) + in person
  • All Zoom (online)
  • How will you be handling your classes, SIGs, Forums, etc.
The main problem seems to be those on Zoom not being able to hear what is going on in the in-person meeting and interaction between the two groups of people. Please let us know if you have found a solution.
  • What equipment is needed and how much everything costs?
  • What are you doing with the equipment you used in your meeting room?
  • Have you created a survey for member input? If so, please send Judy a copy to share with the other groups.
By sharing, everyone should get helpful ideas for their group.

6/30/21 – Robots for Seniors & My 3D Printer registration closes at 11:30 pm (PT) on June 29. for Seniors, George Bowden, Vice President/Webmaster, Victoria Computer Club, and Andrea Slane, Ph.D., Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Programs-Legal Studies, Ontario Tech University, Oshawa, Ontario

From intelligent audio to humanoid robots.

My 3D Printer, Larry Fortna, President, Lakes At Leesburg Computer and Technology Club

There are numerous 3D printing capabilities from FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) to SLA (Stereolithography), ranging from a couple hundred dollars upward to thousands. Larry is not going to explain how all of them work, just his setup, which he has been using for over six years now.

Larry will cover the tools he uses to design a 3D object for printing, the software he prefers to use to process the 3D objects into gcode (the 3D printer’s language), and the
software he uses to make 3D printed objects. He will talk about the filaments available, their pros and cons, and ways to improve the look of the finished product, the build plate, calibration, and maintenance of your machine, as well as some homemade tools he uses.

Larry is constantly finding uses for his 3D printer. He doesn’t know how he would get along without one now. So, join Larry to learn why and how you, too, should have a 3D printer.

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