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In this course you will learn the basic building blocks of the Raspberry Pi and make some cool Maker applications for the small Linux based computer. Also, you will learn about the origins of the Python Scripting Language and how to write quick interactive applications using IDLE (Integrated DeveLopment Environment). To help assist in the retention of the material covered in the lectures and development of creating cool applications with the Raspberry Pi, I’ve included Mini Class Activities called You Try It .
|Section 1: Getting Started with the Raspberry Pi and Python|
Video introduction for the course. For best video quality response, set HD setting to small.
Keyboard is only for country layout, not "hot-keys".
Memory split is not equal to sd card partition. RAM (Random Access Memory) allocation is tied to the CPU (Central Processing Unit) not the sd card.
|Section 2: Section 2: Python Basics|
Lecture Notes for Session 2 Videos. In addition to the Reading and Homework Assignments, I encourage all to experiment with the You Try Its! (Mini Class Activities) discussed in the videos to obtain the Hands-On experience in using Python with the Raspberry Pi. :)
Python: Integers and Floating Numbers
Build a Simple Calculator!
What is Scripting: Example (Percentage Calculator App)
Build a Percentage Calculator
|Solution for garage is on the following video as well as on the lecture notes.|
Build an Enhanced Percentage Calculator(variables and constants)
Python "for" statement
Sorry, left side of video got clipped. :( Session 2_Part 10 has missing screen information. Also, use your lecture notes to fill in the blanks!
Python "while" statement
Experimenting with "while" statements: You Try It!
Class Physic Problem: Solving for Distance with Python
Build a Distance Calculator (Python Solution)
Python Basics Summary and Final Class Project Discussion
|Section 3: Section 3: Session 3: Strings, Lists, and Pygame|
|This lecture will be presented on Google Hangout!!!|
I'm an Electrical Engineer, Technology Educator, Author, and Maker. I have extensive knowledge in Embedded Systems and Physical Computing Technologies. I like to encourage people to explore their world by creating tech on their own personal time!
Parker is the Education Director for Maker Media and is organizing these courses. Maker Media is a global platform for connecting makers with each other, with products and services, and with our partners. Through media, events and ecommerce, Maker Media serves a growing community of makers who bring a DIY mindset to technology. Whether as hobbyists or professionals, makers are creative, resourceful and curious, developing projects that demonstrate how they can interact with the world around them.
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