The Intro to Raspberry Pi class at the Jackson Makerspace will show you the basics of this cool little computer. We will cover a wide but shallow array of topics.
Topics may include:
- What is Raspberry Pi?
- How does it work?
- What can we do with it?
- How much is it and where can I get one?
- Look at the different Operating Systems
- Linux basics (very basics)
- Connecting it and turning it on
- Explore the desktop
- Surf the internet, use office suite, etc.
- File management
- Playing games… and making them, too
- Minecraft… code it, too
- Making LED lights blink with code
No need to bring anything. We will provide everything needed.
No previous programming experience needed.
No previous electronics experience needed.
What is a Raspberry Pi?
The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It is a capable little device that enables people of all ages to explore computing. It’s capable of doing everything you’d expect a desktop computer to do, from browsing the internet and playing high-definition video, to making spreadsheets, word-processing, and playing games.
What’s more, the Raspberry Pi has the ability to interact with the outside world, and has been used in a wide array of digital maker projects, from music machines and parent detectors to weather stations and tweeting birdhouses with infra-red cameras.