Pi Day Fresno 2021

A virtual celebration of the Raspberry Pi

Although Pi Day looks a bit different this year, we hope you'll join us in celebrating all things Raspberry Pi!

Happy Pi(e) Day!!

Pi Day takes place annually on March 14th (because πœ‹ is 3.14), and is a celebration of all things Raspberry Pi, pie, and πœ‹. Since we can't meet in-person at local spaces this year, we've collected some videos from the community to showcase things that folks are doing with Pi(e)s!

What is Raspberry Pi?

The Raspberry Pi is a series of small, affordable computers that you can use to learn programming through fun, practical projects.

Learn more at raspberrypi.org

Brought you you by Fresno's maker community

Root Access is a community hackerspace located in the Tower District.

Ideaworks is a community makerspace located in Downtown Fresno.

Retropie Arcade Cabinet

Dj Agellon

Arcade cabinet that runs retropie on a Raspberry Pi 4. Cabinet is from recroommasters.com. Joysticks from xgaming.com

Baking a Raspberry Cream Pie

Brooke Payton

Raspberry cream pie made from scratch at home and finished at Root Access. It’s the first time I have made a pie from scratch. Apparently it was delicious. (Editors note: It was.)

Satnog Satellite Tracker

Michael Chrisco

Satellite tracking with Raspberry Pis and RTL-SDR.


Creating some Holiday Magic

Root Access

In 2019, Holiday Magic Studios approached Root Access to get some help with building an interactive, light-up display for their Santa's Workshop photo studio. In 2020, the display got a Raspberry Pi upgrade and helped create a COVID-safe Santa experience for hundreds of kids.

PIe Day

Wendy Chrisco

A cross-stitch of a raspberry pie patch, in stop-motion.

No Bake Mini Raspberry Cheesecakes

Brooke Payton

Box made raspberry mini cream pies at the back kitchen area of Root Access. Follow the instructions and enjoy.


Root Access

Turning a high-precision regulatory air quality monitor into a near real-time data logger.

Sabertooth Deathbot

Sean Choquette

Take a discarded wheelchair and use a Sabertooth 2x32 dual channel, regenerative power supply to turn it into death on 6 wheels. In this example we use a FlySky FS-I6X RC controller and receiver. Sabertooth 2x32 comes with it's own motor controller pre-processor for ramping and power control. It is programmed with Arduino libraries, .NET (C#, VBS) and Dimension Engineering's DEScribe software.

Let's eat some pie!

Root Access | Board of Directors

To celebrate Pi Day, (most of) the Root Access Board of Directors got together over Zoom to hang out, eat some pie, and chat about Raspberry Pi's!

Pi Day Fresno is a collaboration between Root Access and Ideaworks in support of Fresno's maker community.