I'm preparing the presentation for Thus. NB This will try and assume NO prior programming experience.
I'm planning to cover:
1) What's great about Python. Using Python IDLE
2) Some very basic programming constructs (loops, variables, conditional statements, functions and expressions)
3) Some videos and free online books you can use to teach yourself
4) Hopefully a quick look at PyGame
If you want to follow along on your laptop download and install Python from python.org. (if you use Homebrew on a Mac see http://docs.python-guide.org/en...)
0 · September 16, 2012
hi All, here is an article about an impressive cluster of 64 Raspberry Pis (personally, I wouldn't call it a "supercomputer" !) ... http://paritynews.com/hardware/... ... and the details ... http://www.southampton.ac.uk/~s... . Given that 64 RPis cost around $2,500 ... this is an interesting way to learn about clusters with a significant number of individual processors. Of course, the biggest challenge is actually ordering / receiving 64 RPis from element14 ... any time soon.
0 · September 13, 2012
Hi all, to introduce myself. I'm a Java developer usually, but various other langs too. I only just heard about Raspberry Pi - really great idea. I wanted to get some project inspiration first, so that I don't buy it just to let it gather dust. ...Anyway, if you don't mind me turning up and sitting at the back :)
0 · September 4, 2012
A number of people have asked about learning Python. I like to suggest that I spend 30m or so introducing people to the material they can use to learn Python (both on the Pi and your laptop).
The objective is to:
1) Present Python and IDLE
2) Show some of the free training courses that you can use to learn the actual programming
3) Answer any questions
1 · September 3, 2012