Raspberry Pi Introduction

Provider: CPD for Teachers
£275.00 + VAT

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Description The Raspberry Pi Introduction Workshop is about getting you up to speed on the £26 computer that's spearheading a fundamental change in the way technology is taught. It will help you over the initial hurdles and guide you hands-on through set-up and connection of peripherals to programming and interfacing with basic electronic devices.
Duration 1 day
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The Raspberry Pi Introduction Workshop is about getting you up to speed on the £26 computer that's spearheading a fundamental change in the way technology is taught. It will help you over the initial hurdles and guide you hands-on through set-up and connection of peripherals to programming and interfacing with basic electronic devices.

Unlike our more advanced Raspberry Pi Inventions Workshop, this course assumes no programming knowledge. You'll learn how to create an operating system for your Pi on a standard SD card, how to avoid pitfalls with powering the device and connecting USB devices, and the various ways you can use the Pi with a TV, monitor, or remotely via ssh.

It includes an introduction to Scratch, the visual programming interface, but for those who are already familiar, there's a choice: using Scratch on the Pi or exploring the more powerful programming language Python.

This session has been designed with key stage 2 and 3 teachers in mind and is also suitable for any teacher looking to familiarise themselves with the Raspberry Pi.

If you've already got some programming skills, then you may want to look at our Raspberry Pi Inventions Workshop instead.

The course price includes a free Raspberry Pi and SD card with software and resources.

Aims/Outcomes

  • Setting up your Raspberry Pi
  • Ideas for using the Raspberry Pi with children
  • Learn programming at your own pace
  • Take away a fun project you can run in class or after school
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Details

An introduction to the Pi

  • The Pi is a general purpose computer, like a PC on your desk. However, it has limitations like how much power can be taken from its USB ports, and how fast it runs. It also has some extra functionality that makes it easier to add external sensors or actuators (like temperature sensors and motors). We'll also take a look at some inspirational projects to give you some ideas for using the Pi in school.

How to get started

  • What you need to get started: cables, batteries, power supplies, SD cards
  • Connecting to the Pi over the network
  • Setting the Pi up as a standalone computer
  • Making an SD card for the Pi

Connecting to the Raspberry Pi

  • Explore the various ways you can operate the Pi directly or remotely, and with or without a graphical user interface (gui).

Simple programming in Scratch

  • Scratch is a visual programming environment and is popular with schools as a way of introducing the concepts of programming.

Flash an LED!

  • A great first project that demonstrates the Pi's ability to be turned into a real world computer.

Build a timelapse camera for your classroom

  • An ideal first project for the Raspberry Pi is a classroom timelapse camera. We'll use a textual programming language called Python to control a webcam and show you how to fetch the images from the Pi.

This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.