Pi and Radio and the UKW Tagung: Cloud Edition Aug. 29, 2020

Note: The recorded talks will be made available on YouTube.


Even though there will be no classic Pi and More in 2020, we would like to bring a little bit of Maker Spirit home to you. To this end, we are continuing the cooperation we started last year with the UKW conference, which will be delivered this year in a small but nice "Cloud Edition". Under the title Pi and Radio, we are again exploring the interfaces between amateur radio and the Maker scene.

On September 12th from 9:15 a.m. our online meeting starts with lectures and exchange opportunities. Besides Maker topics such as home automation with MQTT and Raspberry Pi, integration of wireless sockets, building a CO2 meter, measuring soil moisture or the construction of a muon detector, we have many topics from amateur radio on the agenda, including the GPSDO construction project, the construction of a radio station on the Donnersberg, an Echolink gateway with Raspberry Pi, the HeidelSat initiative and circuit technology such as linear and switched power supplies.

The presentations will be live and you will also be able to ask questions. It is important to us not to show pre-recorded videos, but to be in interactive contact with each other. We have chosen topics mainly from projects that give you the opportunity to get inspiration and to stay active in the time ahead with exciting tasks.

The meeting will take place on the video conference platform Zoom and be live streamed on Youtube. Details on dial-in will be announced at ukw-tagung.org where you can also find the schedule.

It is new territory for us and an exciting project to run Pi and Radio and the FM conference from our homes for the first time.

We are looking forward to your participation!

Pi and More takes a break until 2021 June 3, 2020

Dear Pi-Fans,

Corona will probably keep us going for a while. Although the case numbers are currently low, we don't think it would be wise to let Pi and More 12½ take place this year. Even though Pi and More is not a large conference: We do not want to enter the statistics as a superspreader event and hope that people from risk groups will be able to attend our next meeting without hesitation.

We are therefore taking a break until at least March 2021. If favourable conditions allow for reliable planning, we will announce a new date here.

We hope that until then you all stay healthy and work on many exciting projects so that the next Pi and More will be better than ever!

Your Pi and More Team

Pi and More 12½ postponed March 9, 2020

Dear visitors, helpers, speakers and sponsors

We deeply regret that we have to postpone our event due to the Corona virus. It is important to us that contributors, exhibitors and helpers do not have to decide between their own safety (or that of their relatives) and participation in Pi and More. Some speakers and helpers have already cancelled their participation since the weekend.

The recommendations for cancelling events have been tightened today. Although this advice currently only applies to events with 1000 visitors or more, it is possible that smaller events such as Pi and More will soon be affected as well. We would like to spare all participants an even shorter notice of cancellation.

In close coordination with the speakers we will try to offer the extensive program again at a suitable date in late summer. This event is to take place again at the University of Stuttgart. We will announce the date as soon as possible.

We hope that by postponing the event we can make a small contribution to ensuring that more people stay healthy (longer) and hope for your understanding for this difficult decision!

Your organizing team Daniel, Claudia, Daniel, Frank, and Guido

Note: Deutsche Bahn has announced that booked tickets can be returned free of charge.

Pi and More 12½: The Schedule is finalized! Feb. 22, 2020

On March 14th Pi and More 12½ will take place at the University of Stuttgart. A diverse program awaits us:

  • 10 workshops on practical topics like soldering, Internet of Things, MicroPython and the Calliope,
  • 20 talks about Raspberry Pi & Co. for all levels - from beginners to professionals
  • A large project exhibition - exciting projects presented live
  • Guided tours in the computer museum of the University of Stuttgart - with demonstrations of the ancestors of today's computers

The full programme is available on the conference page.

Thanks to our sponsors, among others Würth-Elektronik und Rutronik, entry is free of charge. Please register if you want to attend.

Important: In order to ensure good support, there are only about 10-15 places available for workshops and guided tours. Therefore, registration at the information desk on the day of the event is necessary for workshops and guided tours. The available places will be allocated according to "first come, first served". We ask for your understanding that places may be allocated early. Unfortunately, no other form of registration is possible.

For some of the workshops you should bring your own material or cash for the kit. Details can be found in the description of each workshop.

Food and drinks will be provided on site.

As there are only a few parking spaces directly at the conference location, we recommend to travel by public transport. Details about this and available parking spaces nearby are available on on the conference page.

See you soon in Stuttgart! The Pi-and-More-Team


Note: As of today (March 7th, 13:00, no cancellation of the event is planned due to Covid-19. As a comparatively small conference with very few international visitors, we consider the risk for our participants to be rather low.

In order to reduce the risk as much as possible, we will take hygienic measures, e.g. when serving food. You can also help:

  • Do you currently suffer from flu-like symptoms (especially fever) or have you recently been to a risk area? In this case we ask you in the interest of the other participants not to come to the event. We plan to record and stream the talks live so that you can watch them from home.
  • Do you have serious pre-existing conditions or do you have regular contact with such persons? Also then you should better stay at home.
  • Washing your hands regularly with soap, especially after travelling by public transport and before eating, as well as hygiene for coughing and sneezing [3] are very effective ways of preventing the spread of viruses.
  • Shaking hands as a greeting should be avoided.

Should the situation change and we feel forced to cancel the event at short notice, we will inform you here. Registered participants will be informed additionally by e-mail.

12½ is the new 12! Nov. 17, 2019

The launch of an IoT weather balloon was a highlight, but there was also a lot to see and learn in the exhibition, the talks and the workshops at Pi and More 12. With the support of the sponsors of IT-Box Trier and Pimoroni, the many speakers, exhibitors and helpers, the sixteenth edition of Pi and More at the University of Trier offered a lot.

The pictures of the event are now online. There was no video recording of the talks at this edition. This will presumably be available again at Pi and More 12½, which will take place on 14 March 2020 at the University of Stuttgart. Save the date!

We are back in Trier! Sept. 16, 2019

One year after Pi and More 11, microcomputers are coming back to Trier! Between Pi and More 11 and 12 last year we not only had a great Pi and More 11½ in Krefeld but with Pi and Radio also a visit to the long-established UKW conference in Weinheim.

On November 16th we continue in Trier - but what would Pi and More be without exciting projects from the community? We are now accepting applications for talks, workshops and project exhibitions. We are looking for contributions from the entire community: from introductions for absolute beginners to special topics for experts, from the Pi to the China clone, from child-friendly and colourful to deep in the machine code.

Interested? Check out the Call for Contributions! The visitor and volunteer registrations are already open as well.

See you soon in Trier!

Livestream Pi and More 11½ (Audimax) April 5, 2019

The talks at Pi and More 11½ are live streamed here. See here for the schedule.

Audimax:

Creative circular elevator contest in Krefeld! Feb. 8, 2019

Two years after the first guest performance of Pi and More on the Lower Rhine, we return there on April 6th. We are looking forward to it - with a large makerspace and many committed people on site, Krefeld provides an excellent location for Pi and More. Due to a special architectural feature on site, we will have an extraordinary competition for you this year - read more below!

As usual, the programme will be announced a few weeks ahead of the event, just like the exact times. Registration now open!

Until then, we are looking for contributions: Lectures, project exhibitions and workshops can be submitted until March 10th, 2019. Do you have an exciting project that you would like to present? Click here to submit!

As mentioned above, a special highlight awaits all those who enjoy creative tinkering: One of the few freely accessible paternoster lifts in Germany is located in Krefeld. Like all paternoster lifts, it was built long before the era of home automation and the Internet of Things - but that doesn't mean it can't be retrofitted, at least temporarily! As part of our Pi and More Maker Challenge #1 on April 6th, we will choose the most creative proposal for the electronic improvement of the "Proletenbagger" - more details here.

Don't waste your time and get started!

Next stop: Krefeld! Nov. 6, 2018

We would like to thank all visitors, contributors and helpers of Pi and More 11!

Pi and More 11½ will probably take place on 6 April 2019 at the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences in Krefeld, where we already hosted Pi and More 9½. This date is currently still provisional.

Almost all presentations of Pi and More 11 are now available online in our archive and directly from the program.

Live stream of Pi and More 11 (Room 11/12) Nov. 2, 2018

The talks at Pi and More 11 are live streamed here. See here for the schedule.

Room 11/12:

Live stream of Pi and More 11 (Room 13) Nov. 2, 2018

Hörsaal 13:

Program for Pi and More 11 Online Oct. 18, 2018

On Saturday, November 3, a diverse program around the Raspberry Pi and other small computers will be presented at the University of Trier. As always, various talks and workshops will be held for beginners and experts. Hobbyists, makers, professional users, students, teachers, and other Pi enthusiasts will be in their element.

In addition to the Raspberry Pi, there are two other Minicomputer in focus this time: The Calliope mini, which some of you may know already, and the Kniwwelino, which has been developed in neighbouring Luxembourg. Both are especially targeted towards students and offer a particularly lightweight introduction to microcontroller programming. Also the topic Smart Home is in focus again: Several talks will show how to operate garage doors, how to control room temperatures or how to intelligently manage meeting rooms.

As usual, we ask that you register as a visitor in advance.

New Website July 1, 2018

piandmore.de now comes in a new design and with new functions!

New features:

  1. All previous events are now included in our archive.
  2. All recorded contributions are now directly linked in the programs of the respective events.
  3. All contributions and contributors can be easily located via the new search.

The conference system (call for contributions, visitor registration, helper system) and information about past and future events are now combined in one website.

While we fix last bugs, we appreciate your feedback: How do you like the site? What can we perhaps improve? What do you miss? Write us on Twitter, Facebook, or directly to kontakt@piandmore.de!

Livestream Pi and More 10½ Feb. 24, 2018

The individual talks will be edited in the next 1-2 weeks and will then be available as separate videos on YouTube!

Pi and More 10½ is "sold out" - live stream available! Feb. 20, 2018

350 visitors have registered for Pi and More 10½ already, so unfortunately there are no more tickets available. We would like to give more visitors the chance to participate in Pi and More, but we are bound by safety requirements that limit the size of the event. If you haven't got a ticket yet, we recommend our newsletter (so you'll be able to register earlier the next time, see right) and the live stream of the talks that we will be offering here on Saturday.

Programm für Pi and More 10½ veröffentlicht Jan. 25, 2018

We are pleased to announce the program for Pi and More 10½ today! For our premiere in Swabia we didn't skimp on the program: numerous workshops, lectures and a large project exhibition are waiting for you. As a special treat, there are guided tours of the Computer Museum Stuttgart, which is conveniently located in the same building.

As usual, we ask all visitors to register in advance (free of charge)!

Pi and More 10: Das Programm ist da! June 8, 2017

For the next Pi and More on June 24 at the University of Trier, we have assembled a large and interesting program for you: Pi and More 10 provides you a whole day program with 17 talks, 2 workshops, and 13 project booths about the Pi and other small computers. You can find the whole agenda here.

As usual, entrance is free, but we would like you to register beforehand if you plan to attend.

This time, we will have lightning talks again! After lunch, you can present your project, event, or topic in 3 minutes. You can submit your short talk right at the venue.

See you on June 24!

Pi and More 9½: Videos online! Jan. 12, 2017

All talks of Pi and More 9½ (in the Audimax and BE14 rooms) are available in our YouTube channel.