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Raspberry Pi Hacks

Ruth Suehle (Red Hat)
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Ruth Suehle, one of the authors of Raspberry Pi Hacks (O’Reilly, December 2013) will offer technical tips for hardware and software hackers who want to build around the Raspberry Pi computer. She’ll start with some tips like how to add a power switch and go on to share fun projects, from costume builds to radios and light displays.

Whether you’ve had a Raspberry Pi waiting for a project or have already been building away, Ruth has a few ideas to boost your project plan. What kinds of displays have you not thought of? How do you pick the right distro? What about troubleshooting power problems? She’ll then talk through some more challenging problems, like what happens when you need to build a cross-compiler or a custom kernel.

Raspberry Pi Hacks includes information like this along with instructions for projects, including some kid-friendly builds and projects around the house as well as more advanced projects, like connecting Arduino shields and solar-powered Pi labs. Ruth will show a few of these and help you kickstart your own ideas for great projects with this tiny device.

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Ruth Suehle

Red Hat

Ruth Suehle is a community marketing manager in Red Hat’s Open Source and Standards group, which supports upstream open source software communities. She also leads the Fedora Project’s marketing team and is co-author of Raspberry Pi Hacks (O’Reilly, December 2013). Previously an editor for Red Hat Magazine, she now leads discussions about open source principles as an editor at Ruth is also a senior editor at, where she covers the adventures of motherhood alongside technology and sci-fi.