Introduction to Raspberry Pi

Learn how to create software and hardware projects using Raspberry Pi and Python.
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  • Lectures 36
  • Contents Video: 2 hours
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  • Skill Level Beginner Level
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Published 12/2014 English

Course Description

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

If you do not know Linux or Python, no need to worry. The course has sections that cover the basics of Linux and Python to get you started.

Small as it is, The Raspberry Pi packs quite a punch. The course will teach you to hook up the Pi with a key board and monitor so that you can use it as a low cost computer. You will also learn how to interact with the hardware of the Pi, something that you normally do not do with your home computer or laptop.

You will learn from 2 complete projects. The first one teaches you how to write a software program to make the most of your Raspberry Pi, using the Python language.

The second project involves learning how to control the Raspberry Pi hardware using a computer program written in Python. You will hook the Pi up with a Christmas tree light and will use your program to create various lighting patterns. Sounds exciting?

Jump in straight ahead!

The course provides complete code for both the above mentioned projects.

The entire course can be completed over a period of 2 hours, including the hardware assembly for the Christmas tree light project.

By the end of this course, you will learn how to boot and wire up a Raspberry Pi. You will also have learnt how to write your own python code to make the Raspberry Pi do some really cool things.

What are the requirements?

  • Raspberry Pi Model B Kit

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Wire up your Raspberry Pi to create a fully functional computer, running on Raspbian operating system
  • Get up to speed with simple Linux commands and the Python programming language
  • Write a Python program to create a simple number guessing game
  • Write Python code to control the Raspberry Pi hardware
  • Light up your Christmas tree with intricate light patterns by controlling the Raspberry Pi hardware

What is the target audience?

  • This is an introductory course meant for those who are interested in exploring the Raspberry Pi. While a knowledge of Linux operating system and Python programming language will be helpful, it is not required to follow this course. The basics of Linux and Python will be taught as a part of this course.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
01:04

This lecture will teach you to:-

(a) Wire up the Raspberry Pi with a keyboard, mouse and a monitor.

(b) Load the operating system Raspbian on to the Pi.

(c) Work with basic Linux commands.

(d) Program your Raspberry Pi using the Python language.

(e) Build a game using Python programming.

(e) Use Python to control the hardware of the Raspberry Pi directly.

05:26

This lecture will teach you:-

(a) Detailed specification of Raspberry Pi.

(b) Power source required for Raspberry Pi.

(c) Storage device to be used.

(d) Suitable display for Raspberry Pi.

(e) Required keyboard and mouse.

(f) Network access device to be used.

(g) Attach external device.

10:02

This lecture will teach you:-

a) Detailed description of the latest Raspberry Pi 2

b) Step by Comparison of Raspberry Pi 2 with previous model of Raspberry Pi

c) Hardware requirements to assemble the Raspberry Pi 2

d) Software experience of the latest version of Raspbian Operating System

04:42

This lecture will teach you to:-

(a) Format your SD card.

(b) Download NOOBS installer.

(c) Transfer NOOBS to SD card.

04:17

This lecture will teach you to:-

(a) Install Raspbian Operating System.

(b) Change User Password.

(c) Boot to graphical user interface environment.

Raspberry Pi Basics
3 questions
Section 2: Learning Linux and Python
05:33

This lecture will teach you to:-

(a) Start LX Terminal.

(b) Print working directory.

(c) Update the database of available software packages.

(d) Install new applications.

(e) Remove existing applications.

07:01

This lecture will teach you to:-

(a) Choose the appropriate IDLE Version.

(b) Perform mathematical operations in python shell.

(c) Use print command.

(d) Difference between Python shell and Python file.

(e) Save the file in a particular directory.

(f) Retrieve the file whenever required.

06:52

This lecture will teach you:-

(a) While loop.

(b) Example of While loop program.

(c) If-else condition.

(d) Example of If-else program.

05:15

This lecture will teach you:-

(a) Double equals comparison operator.

(b) Random function.

(c) Required module for random function.

(d) Capture user input.

Linux and Python
3 questions
Section 3: First step to physical computing
02:27

This lecture covers the overview and the set of hardware required to build the project

1 page

This document contain the complete circuit diagram of the LEDs blinking project.

03:42

The Lecture describe how to program the LEDs and blink after certain intervals

1 page

This document contain the source code for LEDs blinking project.

00:30

This lecture covers the real time demonstration of the project.

Section 4: The number guessing game - Programming the Pi using Python
03:47

This lecture will teach you to:-

(a) Import random module.

(b) Define default value for number of attempts.

(c) Capture player name.

(d) Specify the guess range.

(d) Ask player to guess for a number.

03:20

This lecture will teach you to:-

(a) Restrict the number of guesses.

(b) Typecast the player guess value to Integer.

(c) Increase the number of attempts after taking a guess.

(d) Print the appropriate message if guess is low.

(e) Print the appropriate message if guess is high.

04:54

This lecture will teach you to:-

(a) Typecast number of attempts to string.

(b) Print the appropriate message if the player makes a correct guess.

(c) Print the maximum number of attempts taken by player to guess the number.

(d) Print the appropriate message if the player losses the game.

(e) Save the python game file.

02:33

This lecture will teach you to:-

(a) Find errors in the program.

(b) Define the missing guess variable.

(c) Break the loop after the player guesses the correct number.

(d) Indenting the lines of code.

(e) Demonstration of the game.

Article

This document contains the complete source code of - Guess the number game

Game Building
3 questions
Section 5: Dancing Christmas tree lights - Controlling the Raspberry Pi hardware
01:31

This lecture will teach you to:-

(a) Power up the existing Christmas lights.

(b) Change the different pattern using the control box.

03:13

This lecture will teach you to:-

(a) Disassemble the existing Christmas lights.

(b) Gather the hardware requirements to assemble your own Christmas lights.

03:27

This lecture will teach you to:-

(a) Setup the required LEDs.

(b) Solder a wire to LED.

(c) Attach the jumper wires.

Circuit Diagram : Christmas Light
1 page
03:19

This lecture will teach you to:-

(a) Import the required modules for programming.

(b) Enable the respective GPIO pins.

05:20

This lecture will teach you to:-

(a) Define the first function with user input.

(b) Define a for loop for iteration.

(c) Print the number of times LEDs blink.

(d) Generate a specific "rgb" pattern.

(e) Insert sleep function as per the pattern requirement.

05:42

This lecture will teach you to:-

(a) Define the second function with user input.

(b) Define a for loop for iteration.

(c) Print the number of times LEDs blink.

(d) Generate a specific "one by one" pattern.

(e) Insert sleep function as per the pattern requirement.

07:27

This lecture will teach you to:-

(a) Define the last function with user input.

(b) Define a for loop for iteration.

(c) Print the number of times LEDs blink.

(d) Generate a specific "running" pattern.

(e) Insert sleep function as per the pattern requirement.

05:31

This lecture will teach you to:-

(a) Typecast the total number of LEDs blink to string type.

(b) Clean up all the GPIO ports used in the program.

(c) Greet the player with welcome message.

(d) Capture user input.

(e) Call all the user defined function.

03:29

This lecture will teach you to:-

(a) Debug the errors in the program.

(b) Connect the Christmas lights to the respective GPIO pins.

(c) Run the program by passing user defined values.

Article

This document contains the complete source code of the - Christmas light program

Christmas lights
3 questions
00:32

This lecture describes overall summary of the course.

Section 6: Bonus content : Raspberry Pi - Media Player & Libre Office
02:02

This lecture describes the overview of the omxplayer

1 page

This document describes the keyboard shortcut keys of Omxplayer

01:54

This lecture describes the installation process and video file access using oxplayer

00:56

This lectures describes the overview of the libre office

01:51

This lecture describes the Installation process and application of Libre Office

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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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