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Raspberry Pi Essential Training

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Kick-start your journey into the world of physical computing by learning how to set up, configure, and experiment with a Raspberry Pi.

The Raspberry Pi is a tiny, inexpensive computer that can unlock big possibilities. In this course, kick-start your journey into the world of physical computing by learning how to set up, configure, and experiment with a Raspberry Pi. Mark Niemann-Ross discusses the equipment required to run your Pi, sharing how to select a monitor, memory card, and keyboard, among other accessories. He discusses how to boot up your Pi, touches on the benefits of Virtual Network Computing (VPN), and shares how to make your Pi play sounds. Plus, explore basic electronics with the different General Purpose Input-Output (GPIO) pins and learn how to set up and work with the Raspberry Pi Camera Module.


  • Welcome
  • What you should know before watching this course
  • Transfering the exercise files to the Pi
1. A Quick Overview of Raspberry Pi
  • Raspberry Pi overview
  • Raspberry Pi is incredibly configurable
  • Experimental uses
  • Online sources
  • MagPi Magazine
2. Select a Raspberry Pi and Accessories
  • Understand the Raspberry Pi family
  • Equipment you'll need
  • Select a monitor
  • Select a power supply
  • Select an audio cable
  • Select a keyboard and mouse
  • Select a memory card
  • Connect to Wi-Fi and Ethernet
  • Select a case
3. Raspberry Pi Startup with NOOBS
  • Build or buy an OS
  • Building NOOBS on an SD card
  • Start your Raspberry Pi
4. Raspberry Pi Operating Systems
  • Operating systems included with NOOBS
  • Raspbian, Jessie, and Stretch
  • Windows 10 IoT Core
  • Additional NOOBS OS
  • PiNet
  • Sources for other Raspberry Pi operating systems
5. VNC
  • Benefits of VNC
  • Enable VNC
  • RealVNC cloud service
6. Sound I/O
  • Set up the hardware
  • Audio conflicts with HDMI
  • Use Bluetooth with Model 3 and Zero W
  • GPIO overview
  • GPIO changes from original and current Raspberry Pi
  • Set up a breadboard
  • Basic GPIO project
  • Connect an LED
  • Connect a push button
  • Use Scratch to control an interaction
  • Use Python and gpiozero
  • Use Python and RPi.GPIO
8. Hardware
  • Camera Module overview
  • Program the camera
  • NoIR Camera Module
  • Sense HAT
  • Touch display
  • Next steps

Taught by

Mark Niemann-Ross

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