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Raspberry Pi 101

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Ever wanted to automate a task? Water your plants on a schedule? Monitor your house tempature? Build a cat feeder or a low cost home media center?  If so, the Raspberry Pi might be just right for you! 

This class includes a Raspberry Pi, Wifi, Power, Cables, LEDs, SD Card, and sensors+analog input!  This is everything you need to get up to speed on how the Pi does IO, and what you need to do get it installed.  Don't know what a Raspberry Pi is? Check out this article from the NYTimes.  The ticket includes $120 worth of hardware for you and the class tutorials.

You must be present to pickup your Raspberry Pi kit. Refunds must be requested 48 hours before class begins.

Class dates:

  • June 13th, 6pm-10pm

Class Requirements:

  • Laptop computer
  • 4 Gigs of free hardrive space


Class Kit Includes:

  • Adafruit Raspberry Pi Starter Kit
  • Raspberry Pi w/512MB of RAM
  • 4GB SD Card
  • Power Supply + USB
  • USB WiFi Card
  • 1 1-Wire tempature sensor
  • 1 TMP36 Analog tempature sensor
  • MCP3008, 8 Analog to digital inputs
  • GPIO breakout board, bread board and jumpers.
  • Misc LED, buttons, resistors, etc for the lessons.


This will be a four hour class for one day events, or split out over two, two hour nights.  A laptop computer with at least 4 Gigs of space for the SD card image will be required.

Day 1) Bootstrapping your Raspberry PI (~2 hours)

  • Install Linux on your SD Card
  • Start the Pi: Boot and config process
  • Setup the WiFi device
  • How to run programs on your Pi & basic Linux intro

Day 2) Doing fun things, like Python and GPIO programing (~2 hours)

  • Python Basics, and functions.
  • Blink an LED
  • Get switch input
  • Use a photo-resistor to read light levels
  • Read data from a temperature sensor
  • Read analog inputs

You must be present to pickup your Raspberry Pi kit. 

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