The Raspberry Pi is a “single board computer” (or “SBC”) which runs the Linux operating system. While it can be used as an inexpensive desktop computer, it’s also useful as a media player, arcade device, and other custom purposes. We’ll look at some sample projects and then get hands-on with using a Raspberry Pi.
Concepts & Objectives
Learn the basics of the Raspberry Pi computing platform. Learn about the hardware and software it uses.
Materials and Tools
For the class we will supply you with a Raspberry Pi SBC, keyboard, mouse, and display. We’ll also explore wiring other devices to the Raspberry Pi. (Students are not required to bring a computer, but it is strongly encouraged.) If you want to get started before class, visit raspberrypi.org
This class is suitable for participants 12 years of age or older who are moderately proficient at using a computer.