I’m teaching a workshop at Toorcamp!
Do you want to make an automated cat feeder? Have you played with Ardunio or a Raspberry Pi? Maybe you’ve never used either. This workshop aims to teach the basic skills of setting up a Raspberry Pi Linux computer and working with Input and Output (GPIO). Using a Raspberry Pi and GPIO you can react and control the real world! We will teach you the skills you need to read temperature, light, control LEDs, move a servo (motor), and more!
This workshop will be split into two three-hour sessions. Part one will be installing and booting your Raspberry Pi, running python, and getting things going- ideally blinking LEDs by the end of class. Part two will involve advanced python concepts, and working on reading temperature, and other real world applications for GPIO.
The first class will start Friday July 11th, at 2:30pm.
Requirements for this class are:
A laptop or computer with a free USB port and Administrator or root access to the system.
This class has two tiers:
Tier 1 Includes a kit with a breadboard, sensors, LEDs, Wifi, etc. You must bring your own Raspberry Pi.
Tier 2 Comes with a Raspberry Pi, and includes everything from the kit in Tier1.
Tier 1 Workshop Kit Includes (https://www.adafruit.com/products/955):
Serial Console Cable
Pi Cobbler with Cable
Cool Raspberry Pi Badge for your bag.
5 x 10K resistors for pullups on the buttons
5 x 560 ohm resistors for the LEDs
1 RED 10mm diffused LED
1 GREEN 10mm diffused LED
1 BLUE 10mm diffused LED
3 tactile pushbuttons
Light-sensitive resistor photocell
1 MCP3008 (Analog to Digital)
1 1-wire Temperature sensor
1 Analog Temperature sensor
1 USB Wifi
Tier 2 Workshop Kit:
Everything from the Tier 1 kit.
Raspberry Pi Model B
Tier 1 cost: $125
Tier 2 cost: $165