Intro to Raspberry Pi

April 18, 2015

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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.