Raspberry Pi Workshop 2018 Become a Coder / Maker / Inventor

Get started with Raspberry Pi and learn how to use it as a full fledged maker; from software to hardware!
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (3,486 ratings)
82,386 students
Raspberry Pi Workshop 2018 Become a Coder / Maker / Inventor
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (3,486 ratings)
82,400 students
Learn about the Raspberry Pi ecosystem
How to program with Python
Use the GPIO to interface with other hardware / sensors / electronics
Learn how to write Shell scripts
How to schedule tasks and applications
How to make desktop applications with graphical user interfaces
Learn how to use a Raspberry Pi within the "Internet of Things"


  • Have a passion to learn how to use Raspberry Pi as a Maker

Welcome to the Raspberry Pi Workshop! Here you'll be able to follow along with our series that covers everything you'll need to know to get started with your Raspberry Pi and start making awesome projects. My name is Michael from Core Electronics and I'm an electronics enthusiast with particular interest in embedded electronics. As we progress through the workshops, you'll find helpful material next to each video - these could be code snippets, commands to issue, circuits to build, or links to other resources.

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who is compelled to use a Raspberry Pi for more than *just a computer*
5 sections • 29 lectures • 3h 41m total length
  • Overview
  • What is Raspberry Pi?
  • Downloading and Installing NOOBS
  • First Power-Up & Having a Look Around
  • Introduction to the Shell
  • Staying Updated
  • Overview
  • Introduction to Python
  • Connecting to the Outside World with GPIO
  • Pretty Demo: Using Math and Functions
  • Breathing LED Effect
  • Using Hats and the Sense Hat Emulator
  • Overview
  • File Permissions, Arguments and Your First Script
  • Variables and Decision Making
  • Writing a Useful Backup-Script
  • Improving the Backup-Script (Using the Manual)
  • Scheduling Tasks and Running at Startup
  • Desktop Applications
  • Introducing TkInter
  • Your First GUI
  • Walk-through of Other Widgets
  • LED Command-Center with Text-Entry Box
  • Menu Bars and Extra Windows
  • Events & Bindings
  • Overview
  • Introduction to IOT Services
  • Particle Pi and IFTTT
  • Pi to Pi Communications with Particle Pi

A team of Creative Technologists
Core Electronics
  • 4.4 Instructor Rating
  • 9,511 Reviews
  • 141,455 Students
  • 3 Courses

I'm Graham - the founder of Core Electronics. I have been learning, educating and making for over 15 years. Twelve of those were as an Avionics Technician in the Royal Australian Air Force, maintaining fighter jets and in deeper level maintenance workshops. A technically demanding job with broad exposure to many facets of electronics, which led to mentoring and educating others as a senior technician.

During that time (in 2007) I founded "Core Electronics" in Australia which has evolved to become a leading retailer for maker electronics and educational resource for tens of thousands of makers.

In 2016 we launched "Knowledge Factory" in Newcastle (Australia) - a space where we hold free community workshops to walk people over the hurdles with maker tech such as Arduino, 3D Printing and Raspberry Pi. Wonderful!

At every leg of my journey, I've been compelled to learn new skills and help others with their projects. We're now on Udemy and we look forward to helping so many others around the world.