April 15, 2020, at 7:00 PM Building a Smart Mirror Presenter: Craig Wright, CCS Communications Director Synopsis: “Wouldn’t it be great if your mirror served more than one purpose? What if it showed you today’s weather alongside that stray hair no amount of hairspray can tame? How about some inspirational quotes to jumpstart your day? Maybe you need to see today’s date and time? All of this and more can be accomplished with a Raspberry Pi single-board computer, some spare wood, an old (or new) Continue reading →
Dear CCS Members, As you know, we have been instructed to stay at home to slow down the progression of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) here in the United States. Since ”social distancing” has been recommended, starting immediately the Columbus Computer Society resource center will be closed until the end of the month. Also, all face-to-face meetings will be put on hold until this crisis is averted. Please know that closure was not a decision that was made lightly, and we expect that there will be Continue reading →
CCS Friends & Supporters, The Columbus Metropolitan Library has canceled all meetings until at least March 31st. Here is information from the Columbus Metropolitan Library: A message from Patrick Losinski, CEO Columbus Metropolitan Library Columbus Metropolitan Library is committed to serving the needs of the public while taking precautionary steps on behalf of our customers, staff and the community. With the outbreak of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, we are monitoring information and following guidelines provided by our city, county and state health officials Continue reading →
February 19, 2020 at 7:00 PM Coding Lab: Sphero Robot Obstacle Challenge Special Meeting Location: Apple Store, Easton Town Center 4210 The Strand Columbus, OH 43219 Presenter: Apple Store Creative Team Synopsis: “Help a Sphero robot navigate obstacles using code in the Sphero Edu app on iPad. We will explore block-based coding by programming simple movements, changing colors, and more. We’ll also set up obstacles and use an iPad to program a path for our robots to navigate. A few iPad devices will be provided. Continue reading →
January 15, 2020 at 7:00 PM End of Windows 7, What are my options? Presenter: John Kennedy – East-Central Ohio Technology Users Club & APCUG Advisor, Regions 3 and 6/7 Synopsis: “The life support of Windows 7 will be coming to an end before the end of January. Microsoft has decided to even stop security updates on this old operating system. And like the versions before it (Windows XP and Vista) have put them out to pasture. So what are your options for future computer Continue reading →
Officers Needed for 2019 – 2020 Term We are currently seeking individuals to fill the following elected officer positions: President (2019 – 2020 term) Treasurer (2019 – 2020 term) If you have an interest in applying for either of these positions, please contact: Craig Wright Election Committee Chair woodturnerdude “at” gmail.com
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