Boston Linux & UNIX was originally founded in 1994 as part of The Boston Computer Society. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Building E51.

Raspberry Pi 4 Overview and Demo

Date and Time

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm


MIT Building E-51, Room 315


Brian DeLacey - CryptographicHistory gmail com


A review of the latest release of the Raspberry Pi


This event has been cross-posted as a Raspberry Jam Session! This will be the first ever “BLU Jam Session”. Here's an overview of what we plan to cover:

1. A board level review of the main RPi4 components
2. A side by side comparison with other RPi models
3. A review of power and performance on the RPi4
4. We will dig into the latest distribution of Raspbian
5. We'll take a rack of RPis on a software test drive
6. We'll poke around the GPIO and other “attachables”
7. Audience Participation - What have attendees done with their RPis? What's the newest RPi4 really good for? What's missing? What's it offer?
8. Q&A

Meeting Notes


  1. Raspberry Pi 4: Your tiny, dual-display, desktop computer
  2. Raspberry Jam
  3. Single Board Computers (
  4. Brian's slides (pdf)

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