Raspberry Pi Class


9 Lessons

42,374 Enrolled

Beginner Level

The Raspberry Pi is a powerful platform in one small package. In this class, you will learn how to work with the Raspberry Pi board. Throughout the class, you will learn how to connect accessories to the Raspberry Pi and navigate the software, how to program in Python with the Raspberry Pi, how to make music with it, how to take GIFs and more. You will do programming exercises and build simple circuits. This class culminates with a final project of a photo booth.

Enter an Instructables contest!

If you've made an awesome project that uses Raspberry Pi, try writing an instructable about it and entering it in our Raspberry Pi, Wireless or Make it Move contest to win some great prizes!

Class Author:push_reset

Specializing in sewing, soldering and snacking. I teach an interactive fashion and textile class called Wearable and Soft Interactions at California College of the Arts and write documentation and do educational outreach for Next Thing Co.

You can find more about me on my personal website

Class Teacher Assistant:bekathwia


Lesson 1: What You'll Need & Learn

Find the tools and supplies you'll need to tackle everything in this beginner Raspberry Pi Class, and learn more about what you'll do in the class.

Lesson 2: Get Set Up

Plug in all the accessories and get ready to program your Raspberry Pi.

Lesson 3: Navigating the Raspberry Pi's Software: Part 1

Meet Linux and the command-line.

Lesson 4: Navigate the Raspberry Pi's Software: Part 2

Continue to learn useful commands and how to run a shell script.

Lesson 5: Intro to Sonic Pi and Playing Media

Play music through a radical program called Sonic Pi and how to play audio and videos.

Lesson 6: Intro to Python

Learn how to write a Python program.

Lesson 7: GPIOs + More Python

Learn how to build a circuit, control LEDs, and read a switch.

Lesson 8: Connecting Your Raspberry Pi to the Web

Connect the Raspberry Pi to the internet.

Lesson 9: Build a Photo Booth!

Take all the pieces you have created from previous lessons and create a photo booth with them!

Now that you have the skills, what are you waiting for?
Get out there and make something!