A Low-Cost, Environmentally Friendly Computer Lab Using Raspberry Pi

by Mahesh Johari | at Minnebar 17 | 10:20 – 11:05 in Proverb-Edison | View Schedule

Learn how to create a low-cost, low-power computer lab that runs on ARM-based Raspberry Pi clients, a simple server computer, and runs a Debian Linux-based operating system. This lab is easy to maintain and environmentally friendly, making it a great option for those on a budget. Future directions involve customizing OS images that are delivered to lab workstations to fit specific requirements. We are looking for volunteers to help with that. WIth a finished prototype of a working lab, we would like to present it to organizations with budget constraints that have a need for technology centers, for example schools, libraries, community centers, shelters, etc.

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Mahesh Johari

I am chairman of the Johari Family Foundation and have been using Raspberry Pi(s) for nearly a decade. I have a knack for good dad jokes and black and white powerpoint presentations. I have a hobby farm because I love organic and whole foods but I am not entirely comfortable with the resident chickens yet. I love sharing what I learn whether it be with my kids or adults. I love math, believe math IS a language, and I find education to be one of the best ways to introduce math to young minds. However, without the resources needed to keep up with today’s fast pace, some will fall behind due to no fault of their own; help me change that.