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Raspberry Python Class - Hardware + Python to Control it

This workshop will cover the basic use of a Raspberry Pi similar to our basic Arduino Workshops. We will cover:

  • Setting up a Raspberry Pi with Raspian (as needed)
  • Exploring Python on the Pi with IPython
  • Debugging in Python on the Raspberry Pi
  • Embedded system design
  • Interfacing to the Raspberry Pi's IO pins
  • Automatically starting a python script when the Raspberry Pi boots
  • Additional topics TDB

This is basically the Raspberry Pi equivalent of a basic Arduino class. It is recommended but not required that you complete up to Lesson 20 in Learn Python the Hard Way or equivalent.

Cost is $50 + $15 materials, but only $25 + $15 if you've taken another class this month.

You must bring your own Pi or arrange for us to order one for you.

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  • Andy F.

    Everything is all set see you this afternoon.

    October 20, 2012

  • Janice K.

    I am a newbie to Pi so I am open to learning. Thanks for the link to getting started with Pi

    October 16, 2012

    • Andy F.

      Ok, I guess there's a few approaches to what to do with a Pi:

      October 16, 2012

    • Andy F.

      * Use it like an ordinary computer - we can teach classes that really would work on any Linux computer, but use Pis so that everyone has the same setup. This would mean teaching programming such as "Learn Python the Hard Way" and last weekend's operating system workshop.
      * Use it for projects - this is using it for embedded like for this class or similar to anything we do with Arduinos. We can teach any of our Arduino classeson the Pi, but probably would make some variations.
      * Use it as an extra computer - we can use Pis as a server, media server, or other device that could be done with other hardware but is cheap with the Pi.

      Does any category of that sound particularly attractive? Anyone else want to put in a request?

      October 16, 2012

  • Andy F.

    Absolutely, any particular flavor? We're working on the November and December schedule now.

    October 15, 2012

  • Janice K.

    I am unable to make the Meetups on Raspberry Pi this month.
    Do you plan on any intro workshops in the future?

    October 15, 2012

  • Andy F.

    A handy link for getting started with Raspberry Pi:

    http://www.engadget.com/2012/09/04/raspberry-pi-getting-started-guide-how-to/

    October 14, 2012

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