The Manlug meeting for April 2016 will be at Madlab again this month, details as below:
Location: Madlab (Manchester Digital Laboratory)
36-40 Edge Street,
(Between Thomas Street and the Craft Centre, opposite A Bar Called Common)
Meeting date: 16/04/2016
Meeting times: 14:00 - 17:00
Floor: middle floor - madlab office
Richard Ibbotson will talk about the COSMOS Project. This is an international open source GNU/Linux based project which runs on Raspberry Pi hardware. During a 2015 summer workshop for Cubesat Design, Engineering, and Operations at Capitol Technology University at Laurel in Maryland a requirement arose for a lightweight command and control system for the Cubesats. This would implement all of the usual control centre functions such as telemetry ingest, commanding, archiving, telemetry format conversion, trending, and alerts. Richard will give an introduction to this project and show some screenshots.
For more information about what NASA are doing with Raspberry Pi have a look here....
Update, unfortunately Richard was busy that day, but we had a good couple of hours. Simon Estill very kindly stepped in at the last moment and gave a git refresher.
We also assisted a member of the group with an Ubuntu install on an old latpop, however the wireless refused to work initally.