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.


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.

Komm nach Krefeld - Anmeldung jetzt geöffnet Dec. 1, 2016

Pi and More 9½ will take place on January 14 at the Hochschule Niederrhein in Krefeld. Register now to save your visitor ticket (for free, of course)!

Do you have a topic you want to present at Pi and More? You can give a talk, exhibit a project, or teach others in a hands-on workshop. You can still submit your contribution until December 17 in our conference system.

Pi and More 9½ - der erste Raspberry Jam in NRW! Oct. 14, 2016

On January 14, the first Raspberry Jam in North Rhine-Westphalia will open its doors at the Hochschule Niederrhein in Krefeld (about 30 km from the Netherlands)!

As usual, we will publish the schedule for the day including exact times a few weeks before the event. Until then, we are looking for your contributions - be it workshops, talks, or projects for our exhibition!

Btw: From now on, our smaller winter events will carry the "½" in their names.

Pi and More bei der GI INFORMATIK 2016 Sept. 20, 2016

A short presentation on the concept and history of Pi and More will be given at the workshop "Informatik - Begeisterung" (Informatics - Excitement) which is co-located with the conference INFORMATIK 2016. (Short version in German.) INFORMATIK 2016 is the 46th annual conference of the Gesellschaft für Informatik (German Informatics Society). The conference takes place from September 26-30 in Klagenfurt, Austria.

At the same time, we are continueing the preparations for the next two Pi and More events, with more information to follow soon, stay tuned!

Das Programm ist da! May 26, 2016

Only a little more than two weeks until Pi and More 9 opens its doors in Trier. The largest Pi and More agenda ever awaits you with over 30 hours of talks and workshops plus a big project exhibition. There is something for everyone!

This time, we also have some talks in English. Additionally, especially in the project exhibition, most contributors will be happy to speak to you in English!

There has never been so much value for no money! Register for free!