PYthon Piedmont Triad User Group meeting
Come join PYPTUG at out next meeting (July 22nd 2013) to learn more about the Python programming language, modules and tools. Python is the perfect language to learn if you've never programmed before, and at the other end, it is also the perfect tool that no expert would do without.
WhatMeeting will start at 5:30pm.
We will open on an Intro to PYPTUG and on how to get started with Python, PYPTUG activities and members projects, then on to News from the community. After that, on to our main talk.
Main talk: Using Python to explore physics in video gamesby Dr. Aaron Titus of High Point University
In 2012, Dr. Titus created a physics course for nonscience majors at High Point University called "Physics for Video Games." The course combines physics experiments, physics theory, and video game development using VPython.
Physics content includes a subset of topics in classical mechanics, such as kinematics, reference frames and relative motion, Newton's laws, inelastic and elastic collisions, and conservation of momentum. For each topic, there is an experiment and programming activity. Many of the resulting programs resemble classic arcade-style games like Pong, Space Invaders, Lunar Lander, Tank Wars, and Asteroids, for example. An outline of physics topics and examples of programming activities will be presented.
Hands On: Raspbian alternative on Raspberry Pi Part Deux
There will be a quick hands on session with Pidora (with Bluetooth) and a TOR Project access point.
WhenMonday, July 22nd 2013
Meeting starts at 5:30PM
WhereWe continue to have the meetings at Wake Forest University, close to Polo Rd and University Parkway:
Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 27109
See also this campus map (PDF) and also the Parking Map (PDF) (Manchester hall is #20A on the parking map)
And speaking of parking: Parking after 5pm is on a first-come, first-serve basis. The official parking policy is:
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It is the only step required to become a PYPTUG member.