Drinking Beer with a Raspberry Pi and PHP

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Rated 5

Ivan Tsankov at 17:10 on 9 Oct 2016

Nice work Andrew. Good demo on the weird stuff you can do wih RaspberryPi though the demo itself didn't worked.

Very nice presentation. I thought of removing one star for using PHP to programme the Raspberry but....this is a PHP conference! :-)

Rated 5

Dimitur Ilkov at 21:58 on 9 Oct 2016

Really helpful introduction to simple electronics.

Rated 5

Ronald Hristov at 23:38 on 9 Oct 2016

Great tinkerer. I've seen many projects on a raspberry, but a PHP one is something rare. The speaker has gone great lengths on these rpi projects. Got inspired to tinker again :)

Funny, insightful, creative, enthusiastic - this young wizard gave a talk that included demystification and un-horrorrization of the Raspberry Pi and its functionality, as well as its implementation with PHP, covering everything from basic electronics concepts and safety precautions to code examples and video demos. There was enough humor, intelligence, and "let's just relax at the end of the conference, yeah?" attitude to make it a perfect conclusion, and if the talk score on this site could go up to 6, I'd complain about it not letting me give him a 7.

One of the few talks I've attended and Andrew pulled off an amazing presentation (and I don't say this because he's a hackathon team member). Instead of assuming everybody knows about the hardware stuff, he started out with some basic concepts like voltage/current/resistance, and even how serial communication works (with the help of the audience). Giving some helpful feedback about the differences between different boards like arduinos vs raspberries, and some real (php) code.

Minor issues:
- skipped the serial parity (intentionally?)
- maybe give some real output what you get from the gps, instead on how to parse it
- a working live beer tap :) (but very professionally saved by the video)

Andrew is a very good speaker, with lots of (english) humour, so this is a great talk to see at other conferences.

Great talks!