Getting started with Banana Pro

Wire up your Banana Pro to create a fully functional computer and make two complete projects
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  • Lectures 28
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 3/2016 English

Course Description

This is an introductory course about the credit card sized Banana Pro. This course is useful for those who are interested in exploring the possibilities of Banana Pro as a computer. The course does not assume any prior knowledge of computers or programming. However, a knowledge of Linux operating system and Python programming language would greatly help you in getting up to speed.

The course will teach you to hook up the Banana Pro with a keyboard and monitor so that you can use it as a low-cost computer. You will also learn how to step into the world of physical computing something that you normally do not do with your home computer or laptop.

You will learn to build two complete projects. The first one teaches you how to make a magic candle and turn it ON or OFF by just blowing air as you do in birthday parties. By doing this, you will learn how to code and interact with physical devices such as sensors.

The second project involves building a smoke and gas detector with e-mail notifier to enhance the safety in your kitchen area. You will use the Banana Pro to design the circuit and Python program to code the sensor.

You will also learn how to install Android operating system in your Banana Pro and experience the Android interface.

The course provides complete source code for both the projects.

The entire course can be completed within a week, including the hardware assembly for the magic candle and smoke sensor.

By the end of this course, you will learn how to boot and wire up a Banana Pro and write your own Python code to interact with physical world.

What are the requirements?

  • Complete Banana Pro Kit

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Wire up your Banana Pro with keyboard and monitor to create a fully functional computer
  • Get to know how Banana Pro is different from Raspberry Pi
  • Learn to build a magic electronic candle and turn it ON or OFF by just blowing air
  • Learn how to code in Python and interact with physical devices such as sensors
  • Build a smoke and gas detector with e-mail notifier to enhance the safety in your kitchen
  • Install Android operating system in your Banana Pro and use it as a mobile device

What is the target audience?

  • This course is useful for those who are interested in exploring the possibilities of Banana Pro as a computer and step into the world of physical computing

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

02:58

This lecture covers the overview of the complete course

Section 1: Introduction & physical computing
02:04

This lecture covers the complete details about Banana Pro including the different operating system it supports.

03:26

This lecture covers the complete hardware comparison between the Raspberry Pi and the Banana Pro

05:46

This lecture covers complete hardware comparison between the Raspberry Pi and the Banana Pro

02:12

The lecture describes the complete hardware requirements to assemble Banana Pro as a complete system

05:15

This lecture covers the detailed process to download and prepare the SD card ready for the installation of the operating system

01:48

This lecture describes assembling the hardware and booting the operating system

02:34

This lecture describes the process to enable the onboard WIFI and connect to the available wIFI network

03:14

This lecture describes the usage of GPIO pins and the required library to enable the function of GPIO pins

02:06

This lecture describes the basic program to step into the world of physical computing using the Banana Pro

Article

This lecture describes the complete circuit diagram to blink an LED using Python program.

Article

This lecture contains the source code for interfacing the basic hardware using GPIO pins of the Banana Pro

00:47

This lecture describes the real-time output for the basic physical computing project

Basics
3 questions
Section 2: Magic Candle
00:58

This lecture decribes

02:10

This lecture describes how to code the audio sensor to receive the physical input and display the response

Article

This lecture describes the complete circuit diagram to build magic candle

Source code : Magic candle
Article
01:00

This lecture describes the practical implementation of the audio sensor and project output of the magic candle

Magic Candle
3 questions
Section 3: Smoke and gas detector with Email notifier
01:13

This lecture describes the usage and the hardware requirements to assemble the smoke detector circuit

04:10

This lecture describes the complete source code to receive input from the gas sensor and configure the Gmail using Python programming

Article

This lecture describes the complete circuit diagram to build smoke and gas detector along with IoT implementation by adding email notification feature.

Article

This document contains the complete source code of smoke and gas detector with e-mail notifier

Real time demonstration - Smoke alert
01:25
Smoke detector
3 questions
Section 4: Android Installation in Banana Pro
01:11

This lecture describes the usage of Android operating system and software requirements to burn the image file

Article

This document contains the links to download the image burning tool and the Android operating system

00:43

This lecture describes the step by step process to burn the Android operating system to the micro SD card

00:47

This lecture describes how to configure the android operating system and use it as a mobile device

00:10

This lecture describes where to ask question if you face any technical issues

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Instructor Biography

Venkatesh Varadachari, Founder of ScratchNinja, PiWizards and Money-Wizards

Venkatesh Varadachari is the founder of Money-Wizards Global Pte Ltd, that owns the education brands Money-Wizards, PiWizards and Scratch Ninja.

Venkatesh believes that knowledge should be made available to people in all walks of life. Venkatesh also believes in the power of education to transform lives.

Venkatesh has an MBA from the prestigious Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.

He also has a degree in Electrical Engineering from Madras University and a Masters in Financial Engineering from National University of Singapore.

Instructor Biography

Satyajeet Sah, Product Engineer - Technology

Satyajeet is a passionate technology enthusiast and is excited about the possibility of impacting education through technology. Satya holds a Masters in Computer Applications from VIT, one of the premier engineering institutes in India. He is a product engineer at Makerdemy and spends his time creating exciting courses around the credit card sized Raspberry Pi.

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