Raspberry PI - Multiple uses!


IEEE Southeastern Michigan: Chapter VIII (EMC)

Southeastern Michigan IEEE EMC Chapter technical meeting.

Note:  This event is limited to the first 40 registrants.

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  Date and Time




  • 28350 Cabot Dr.
  • Novi, Michigan
  • United States 48377
  • Building: Keysight Technologies, Inc.

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  • Starts 28 January 2019 11:30 AM
  • Ends 21 February 2019 04:30 PM
  • All times are US/Michigan
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Jim Baksa

Jim Baksa of YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit


Raspberry PI - Multiple uses!


The Raspberry Pi was created in February 2012 – Originally setup to promote and teach basic computer science in schools and universities in the UK, it ran lightweight versions of Linux. 

The PI Model A was priced at $35, was small, durable and with eight programmable GPIO pins, they soon became very popular with the Maker Community so that 4.5 Million devices were sold by February 2014. 

New we have two: (Raspberry Pi 3 and Pi Zero)


  • Raspberry PI 3 Model B
  • 1.2 Ghz 64 bit ARM Cortex A53 CPU
  • Micro SD Card
  • 802.11N / Bluetooth 4.0
  • HDMI Video
  • HDMI Audio
  • GPIO Pins 40
  • Price $35
  • Raspberry PI Zero
  • ARM 11 @ 1 GHZ
  • 512 MB SDRAM
  • Micro SD Card
  • 802.11n
  • HDMI Video
  • HDMI Audio
  • GPIO Pins 40
  • Price $5


What they can do for:  Everyday Computing:


  • Web Browsing
  • Office Applications
  • Email
  • Programming
  • Printer Server
  • Media Center
  • Retro Gaming Console
  • Timelapse photography


What they can do for:  Amateur Radio:


  • Decoding Digital Modes

○ PSK31



○ CW

  • Software Defined Radio Receiver

○ Using SDR# (SDR Sharp)

○ Receive between 25MHz and

1800Mhz with a $10 dongle

  • PI Zero WSPR Transmitter
  • Satellite Tracking

○ GPredict

  • Digital Voice (DV) Hotspot

○ D-Star, Fusion and DMR networks

  • ARPS I-Gate
  • Logging
  • CHRIP - Radio Programming
  • Weather Fax
  • Echolink Node
  • Slow Scan TV
  • Internet connected Weather Station
  • Home Automation


We will explore many of these applications with demonstrations and pass around hardware for everyone to see. 



Jim Baksa was minted in 1974 

He attended Henry Ford Community College where he earned his Associate's Degree in Computer Information Systems. Then attended the University of Michigan where he earned a Bachelors Degree in Education.

He has spent the last 28 years working for the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit as their Director of Information Systems. 

Jim spends much of his free time working with computers, tinkering with electronics, and enjoying ham radio.




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