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Canceled

Rockford MakerSpace Presents: Intro to Linux

For Ages 16 & Up

Learn about the operating system Linux for Raspberry Pi!

This masked and socially distanced event for teens and adults will occur with enough space for 7 attendees in the Nordlof Rehearsal Room on the second floor of the Nordlof Center. If circumstances change, we will switch this to a virtual series.

In partnership with the Rockford MakerSpace, masked attendees will be able to learn the basic concepts of the computer operating system Linux.

What is a Raspberry Pi device?

The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It is a capable little device that enables people of all ages to explore computing, and to learn how to program in languages like Scratch and Python. It’s capable of doing everything you’d expect a desktop computer to do, from browsing the internet and playing high-definition video, to making spreadsheets, word-processing, and playing games.

What’s more, the Raspberry Pi has the ability to interact with the outside world, and has been used in a wide array of digital maker projects, from music machines and parent detectors to weather stations and tweeting birdhouses with infra-red cameras. We want to see the Raspberry Pi being used by kids, teens, and adults all over the world to learn to program and understand how computers work.

TAGS: | Technology | S.T.E.A.M. | Maker |

Nordlof Center

Phone: 815-987-6614
Branch manager
MaryPat Muzzarelli

Hours
Mon, Mar 01 6:00AM to 11:30PM
Tue, Mar 02 6:00AM to 11:30PM
Wed, Mar 03 6:00AM to 11:30PM
Thu, Mar 04 6:00AM to 11:30PM
Fri, Mar 05 6:00AM to 11:30PM
Sat, Mar 06 6:00AM to 11:30PM
Sun, Mar 07 6:00AM to 11:30PM

About the library

Welcome to Rockford’s newest cultural, arts and community resource. Located at 118 N. Main St., Rockford, the 30,000-square-foot facility provides a multi-use performance and classroom venue for the region’s performing arts, community events, and technology training needs. The entire building is equipped with high-speed Wi-Fi access. Inside you’ll find the 280-seat J.R. Sullivan Theater, multiple meeting and classrooms and the state-of-the-art Walmart Computer Classroom.

Upcoming events

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