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Electronics and Programming with the Raspberry Pi Short Course

Electronics and Programming with the Raspberry Pi Short Course

Course description

The Raspberry Pi has been an incredible success story, fast becoming the best-selling British computer of all time and revolutionising computer science education. Not only can it function as a general purpose computer, but it's “GPIO” pins allow you to connect all sorts of electronic components, enabling you to build just about any electronic project you can think of.

Learn the fundamentals of electronics and programming and build your own project in this enjoyable course.

Course Outcomes 

By the end of the course you should be able to: 

  • Explain the principles of simple electronic circuits
  • Build working electronic circuits
  • Connect and configure components and boards to the Raspberry Pi
  • Write Python code to control components and boards attached to the Raspberry Pi
  • Breakdown more complex electronic and computational problems into manageable tasks
  • Build a complete project controlled by the Raspberry Pi

Who Should Attend 
This course has been designed for people who want to add digital making to their repertoire of skills. If you have some knowledge of programming you will leave with a greater understanding of electronics.

Level 

You do not need any previous programming knowledge, but you should be comfortable installing software, downloading and moving files. 

 

 

Clear, easy to understand lessons: 

  • Our tutors will explain things in easy to understand, accessible English. If they need to use any special terminology they will make sure they explain what they mean. 
  • New methods will be shown to students through live demonstrations, in a way that’s crystal clear and easy to understand. 

Experience life on campus 

  • Network and share ideas with students from across the globe 
  • Access the technology and materials relevant to your discipline 
  • Shop in our college shops for any materials you might need 
  • Ask questions of your tutor in real time 
  • Receive feedback and critique on your assignments 
  • Experience the many sights of London on your down time 

A certificate of completion: 

  • You've put the work in so we want to make sure you have something to show for it! 
  • As long as you attend a minimum of 80% of your classes, we will provide you with a certificate of attendance. 
  • We always recommend you attend all of the classes so that you get the most out of the experience! 
  • Certificates are great to complement your cv. 

This course is scheduled to run on campus in a face-to-face delivery format. Please note that due to the ongoing pandemic situation this course may be adapted in line with UK government guidance or other operational requirements. This may include changing course location (to another UAL site), cancellation of the course, or moving part or all of the course online. In the event of any changes being required we will inform you as soon as possible and support you in any changes required. Please bear this in mind when making any travel, visa, or accommodation arrangements. 

 

Available dates

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Details

Course Content 

  • Working with the Raspberry Pi: this small, cheap computer will be the brains of our projects. We will turn it on and play with it
  • Introduction to Electronics: we will learn about the fundamentals of electronics whilst building some simple electronic circuits using batteries, leds, resistors and switches
  • Driving Circuits from a Raspberry Pi: we will connect the simple circuits we built to the Raspberry Pi and write some simple code to control the circuit
  • Working with Hats: Raspberry Pi Hats are complete project boards that sit on the Raspberry Pi. We will take a look at a few of them to understand the scope of what can be achieved
  • Programming input devices and sensors: we will look at the huge variety of sensors and input devices, and build working mini-projects with them. This will include distance measurement, light sensors, temperature sensors, PIRs, contact sensors, cameras, keypads, etc.
  • Programming output devices: we will look how to add sound, images and text as well as a variety of motor types to a project
  • Building your own project: on day 2 we will design and build a project such as a digital camera, alarm system, weather station, etc. 

Materials

All materials provided on the day

Meet the Tutor:

The Raspberry Pi has been an incredible success story, fast becoming the best-selling British computer of all time and revolutionising computer science education. Not only can it function as a general purpose computer, but it's “GPIO” pins allow you to connect all sorts of electronic components, enabling you to build just about any electronic project you can think of.

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