Getting started with Banana Pro
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Getting started with Banana Pro

Wire up your Banana Pro to create a fully functional computer and make two complete projects
4.8 (2 ratings)
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Last updated 3/2016
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 7 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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
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Requirements
  • Complete Banana Pro Kit
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.

Who 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
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Curriculum For This Course
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What will you learn from the course
1 Lecture 02:58

This lecture covers the overview of the complete course

Preview 02:58
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Introduction & physical computing
12 Lectures 29:19

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

Preview 02:04

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

Raspberry Pi vs Banana Pro - Part 1
03:26

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

Preview 05:46

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

Hardware requirements
02:12

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

Preparing the operating system
05:15

This lecture describes assembling the hardware and booting the operating system

Assembling the hardware and installing the OS
01:48

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

WIFI on Banana Pro
02:34

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

General purpose input output
03:14

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

First step to physical computing
02:06

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

Circuit Diagram : First step to physical computing
00:00

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

Source code : First step to physical computing
00:06

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

Real time demonstration - First step to physical computing
00:47

Basics
3 questions
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Magic Candle
5 Lectures 04:20

This lecture decribes

Hardware requirements
00:58

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

Programming the magic candle
02:10

This lecture describes the complete circuit diagram to build magic candle

Circuit Diagram : Magic Candle
00:00

Source code : Magic candle
00:11

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

Real time demonstration - Magic candle
01:00

Magic Candle
3 questions
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Smoke and gas detector with Email notifier
5 Lectures 07:14

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

Hardware requirements
01:13

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

Source code : Programming the gas sensor
04:10

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

Circuit Diagram : Smoke & GAS detector with e-mail notifier
00:00

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

Source code : Smoke detector
00:25

Real time demonstration - Smoke alert
01:25

Smoke detector
3 questions
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Android Installation in Banana Pro
5 Lectures 02:57

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

Understanding Android operating system
01:11

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

Android image burning tool
00:06

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

Preparing the SD card
00:43

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

Configuring the Android operating system
00:47

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

Queries
00:10
About the Instructor
Venkatesh Varadachari
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11,848 Students
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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.

Satya .
4.0 Average rating
485 Reviews
8,526 Students
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Senior Product Engineer - Technology

Satya 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 and spends his time creating exciting courses around the credit card sized Raspberry Pi.