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Teaching Physical Computing with Raspberry Pi and Python

Raspberry Pi Foundation, , Prof. James Robinson 0.0 ( Reviews) Students Enrolled

Updated On 02 Feb, 19

Overview

Create simple systems that respond to and control the physical world using the Raspberry Pi and Python. Supported by Google.

Course Description

Over four weeks, you’ll develop your knowledge of simple electronics and computing, setting up your Raspberry Pi and writing your first program using the Python programming language.

You’ll apply your newfound knowledge to a series of challenges, including controlling an LED with Python, using a button press to control a circuit, and making a button and LED game.

If you’re a teacher, you’ll also have the chance to develop ideas for using the Raspberry Pi and Python in your classroom, and to connect with a network of other educators.

This course is designed for anyone interested in Physical Computing.

It will be of particular use to non-subject-specialist teachers, computing teachers, and design and technology teachers who are interested in using the Raspberry Pi and Python in their classroom.

  • a Raspberry Pi (models B+ through to 3)
  • a microSD card (8GB minimum) with our Raspbian operating system installed
  • a monitor and HDMI cable (or VGA adaptor)
  • a USB keyboard and mouse
  • a 400-point breadboard
  • 3 LEDs, a button, 330Ω resistors and jumper cables (male to female).

What you will learn

Develop understanding of how the Raspberry Pi can be used as a tool for physical computing.,Apply knowledge of programming concepts to control digital inputs and outputs.,Explore practical applications of inputs and outputs to make a project. ,Reflect on your learning and create ideas for your classroom practice., Identify ways of engaging learners in physical computing in your learning context.

Pre-Requesities

This course is designed for anyone interested in Physical Computing.

It will be of particular use to non-subject-specialist teachers, computing teachers, and design and technology teachers who are interested in using the Raspberry Pi and Python in their classroom.

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