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Gallery of success and failures

Throughout this course, you are sure to have many successes and a fair few failures. To get the most from the experience, take every opportunity to celebrate and share your …

Blinky blinky lights

Just like last week, we’re going to use the ‘development environment’ IDLE, to write and run Python code. Open IDLE by clicking on Menu > Programming > Python 3 (IDLE) …

Week 2 welcome

In Week 1, you learned how to set up the Raspberry Pi, and wrote your first few lines of code in Python. You also looked at how the Raspberry Pi …

Gallery of successes and failures

Throughout this course, you are sure to have many successes and a fair few failures. To get the most from the experience, take every opportunity to celebrate and share your …

Meet the team

Before you begin the course properly we’d like to introduce the Raspberry Pi Learning team who will be around throughout this course to offer support and guidance. Marc Scott Marc …

Connecting all the things

Plugging in your Raspberry Pi Begin by placing your SD card into the SD card slot on the Raspberry Pi. It will only fit one way. Next, plug your keyboard …

Setting up the software

So you’ve got a Raspberry Pi, and you’ve made sure you have all the physical equipment you need. Now what? It’s time to get yourself an operating system and boot …

The Raspberry Pi Computer

It may not look much like the computers you are used to, but this is because we are accustomed to seeing a computer in a case, with a monitor, keyboard …

Creating a physical computing project

Over the past two weeks of the course, you have acquired a set of physical computing skills. This week, you are going to use those skills to create a physical …

The design process

In this step I will show you the design life cycle, as well as suggesting some questions you can use to follow the process. If you apply these questions to …

Sensors

In this step, you will be introduced to another class of input device: sensors. You will look at the types of data they return, and some of the things you …

Project: Light switch

Now that you have learnt about input devices and the types of data they return, I would now like you to use one in a physical computing project. There are …

Reflection: What you just accomplished

You have just completed your first physical computing project! Congratulations, and welcome to the wonderful world of blinky lights. I would like to use this step to reflect on what …
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