Introduction to Raspberry Pi
Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 9:30 PM (EDT)
Somerville, United States
The Raspberry Pi is one of the most groundbreaking pieces of electronics of the last year. This single board computer is inexpensive yet comes packed with ethernet, USB, a high powered graphics engine, digital I/O ports and enough CPU power to accomplish your projects. In this class, learn how the Raspberry Pi can bridge the gap between the Internet and the physical world as the brains behind all your projects.
This class will cover the basics of setting up and installing the Raspberry Pi. It will also show you how to use the Digital input and outputs to control LEDs, motors, and sensors. The class will build on these skills to make the Raspberry Pi accessible over the Internet and to interact with existing web pages.
Learn how the Raspberry Pi differs from an Arduino and when to use one over another, and even how to use Raspberry Pi together with an Arduino. The class will conclude with some advanced topics, such as overclocking your Raspberry Pi and experimenting with graphics (great for building your own arcade games).
This class is targeted at those who are interested in learning more about using the Raspberry Pi in their own electronics/software projects and who have some basic programming experience. Students will leave the class with the ability and knowledge needed to build their own ground-breaking Raspberry Pi based projects.
Students will learn to set up and program a Raspberry Pi using Python. Experience will be gained with the general purpose inputs and outputs, using sensors. We will also practice controlling an Arduino, and communicating with other devices over the Internet.
Students should have some basic experience with programming.
Student will need to purchase from the instructor or provide:
- Raspberry Pi Model B ($35)
- Raspberry Pi Starter Pack ($70)
- breadboard, LEDs, switch, resistors, transistor, breadboard wires, etc.
All materials will be available for sale from the instructor at cost for $105. Students should bring cash or a check made out to Eric Friedrich to the first class to cover the materials fee. If students wish to provide their own Raspberry Pi board, advance arrangements can be made with the instructor.
Eric is a software engineer at a large corporation by day and enjoys getting his hands dirty at night. He has several years of experience working with microcontrollers and embedded systems. He has worked on line-following robots and shape shifting airplane wings. He was also part of the Asylum’s winning Laser Harp team in the Radioshack Hackerspace Challenge.
Session 1: Thursday, April 18, 7:30-9:30PM
Session 2: Thursday, April 25, 7:30-9:30PM
Session 3: Thursday, May 2, 7:30-9:30PM
Session 4: Thursday, May 9, 7:30-9:30PM
When & Where
Artisan's Asylum, Inc.
Artisan's Asylum is a community fabrication and makerspace near Union Square, Somerville MA, that is dedicated to making creativity a way of life. It does this by maintaining a community workshop, training its members in the use of all of its professional-grade equipment, and hosting events promoting the learning and practicing of craft and creative expression.