KLUG Meeting Nov. 22nd

klug112216bThe KLUG members took a look at the Raspberry Pi Zero at our meeting Tuesday evening meeting.


We used a powered USB bridge to add a wireless keyboard, mouse and wireless WiFi adapter.  we installed GIMP and found that there are some limitations to what software can run effectively on the Pi Zero.pizero

We will explore some of the many projects that are available for the Raspberry Pi Zero at future meetings.


KLUG Meeting of Nov. 15th 2016

kzoomakers_serverA small gathering of the Kalamazoo Linux Users Group tonight.  We installed Zentyal on a server donated to the KZOO Makers and will be setting up a internal test network in future meetings.


A Reminder to all we have changed our meeting place permanently to the KZOO Makers Space at 1102 East Michigan, Kalamazoo, MI 49048.  Please RSVP for future meetings at: https://kzoomakers.org/rsvp-calendar/


KLUG Meeting of Nov. 8

klugmeeting110816The Kalamazoo Linux Users Group had a good meeting at their new home in the KZOO Makers Space.  A great large screen projector will make future presentations much easier for all to see.  At this meeting we had a short video presentation on the Linux kernel and some lively and informative discussion with a couple of very knowledgeable of KZOO Makers that were in attendance.


the-linux-kernalWe look forward to our future participation with the KZOO Makers in making this a world class Maker Space!

P.S. Please use the RSVP Calendar at: www.kzoomakers.org to indicate that you are attending any scheduled future meeting of KLUG.

KLUG Meeting at KZOO Makers Space

klug-meeting-10182016 The Kalamazoo Linux Users Group held their regular Tuesday evening meeting at the new KZOO Makers Space; www.kzoomaker.org and after the meeting went on a tour of the facility.  We were all impressed with their future plans and especially liked the Raspberry Pi Room ready to use for training. 

raspberrypi-room-kzms2-jpgkzomsThey will have a 3D printer room and already have several printers assembled and working; also they will have an electronics lab with some very sophisticated equipment.  They also plan on having an Arts and Crafts room, a small conference room and a large meeting room.   raspberrypi-room-kzms

Eventually they plan on utilizing a large annex for a fully equipped woodworking, metal fabrication, and machine shop.

Special Meeting Event


We will hold our Study Group (6-7 P.M.) and our KLUG meeting (7-9 P.M.) at the new Kzoo Makers Space. Please go to: www.kzoomakers.org and RSVP on their RSVP calendar if you plan on attending, so we can order the right amount of pizza.

Kzoo Maker Space – 1102 E Michigan, 49048 – Ph. – 269-270-3141

Raspberry Pi LAMP and Minecraft Demo

We looked at the PfSense firewall that we will deploy during our up coming Cyber War Games and the LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) installation on a Raspberry Pi B+ that will server as our network website during the games.

Also, Jon gave us an introduction to Minecraft, both on the Raspberry Pi version and on the full version.  Justin also contributed by showing off his skills and the worlds he has built in the game.  We hope to explore an open source clone of Minecraft called Minetest at a future meeting.



Cyber War Games Event


The Kalamazoo Linux Users Group would like to host a Cyber War Games event. We anticipate that we will have a private network setup and two teams; a red team which will attack the network and a blue team that will defend it. We are looking for anyone interested in such an event contact: paul.moreno@office4biz.com and/or attend a Kalamazoo Linux Users Group meeting and express their interest.

The Kalamazoo Linux Users Group (KLUG): www.kalamazoolinux.org meet every Tuesday evening from 7:00 – 9:00 P.M. at:

2920 Business One Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49001. We are located in the Business One USA Office Complex: www.businessoneusa.com

Pictures From 2016 Pi Party

We had a good turnout for our annual Pi Party.  And got an update from Dan Wilkinson on the new Kalamazoo Maker Space that should open sometime later this year.

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Annual Pi Party – Aug 16th

Pi_fruitAll things Pi and more mini computing innovations will be on display.  You will be able to have a hands on experience with everything on display and we hope to have some special demonstrations and speakers here for a fun and informative event!


Banana Pi

Banana Pi




Beagle Bone Black

Beagle Bone Black

In addition to the technology on display the Kalamazoo Linux Users Group will be providing Pizza Pi and refreshments and other goodies!


Be sure to RSVP because space is limited!RSVP

KLUG Study Group Begins CompTIA Linux+ Learning



The CompTIA Linux+ Study Group has begun.  Anyone interested in joining may RSVP that they want to join the group at: www.kalamazoolinux.org  …  We meet from 6:00 to 7:00 P.M. every Tuesday before the general Kalamazoo Linux User Group (KLUG) meeting which runs from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M.  We will continue to practice the CompTIA Security+ test at the beginning of each study group meeting until further notice.

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