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
Setting the clock on the Pi with NTP
Speech Synthesis with Espeak
Reading twitter and rss feeds
Additional topics TDB
This is a basic Raspberry Pi class, unlike previous classes in this series it will primarily be a software class. We will be using a speaker to still have a hardware component as we have with other classes in the series, but not otherwise. It is recommended but not required that you complete up to Lesson 20 in Learn Python the Hard Way or equivalent.
For anyone who took a previous Raspberry Python class, this is at the same level but with different content. There is very little overlap except in the basic setup and neither class builds on the other.
Cost is $50 + $15 materials. ($15 for MakerBar Members)
You must bring your own Pi or arrange for us to order one for you.
About your instructor
Andy Fundinger is a professional Python developer and trainer. He's been programming for almost 28 years and in Python for 8 years. This is the 3rd Raspberry Pi class he's developing and teaching at the MakerBar.