Introduction to Raspberry Pi

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Introduction to Raspberry Pi

Hong Kong

Past Locations for this Workshop

About this workshop

Raspberry Pi is a credit card-sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It can be used as a standalone computer, in electronics projects, games, and can also play HD video as a media center. In this class, you'll learn the details about what exactly Raspberry Pi is, what hardware and software are included, how to get one up and running, how to interact with the Linux command line interface, how to write your first program for it, and how to get it to interact with a web service on the Internet.

Whether you're a software or hardware developer, maker, product manager, designer, technologist, or entrepreneur, this class will be incredibly useful to those interested in learning more about this valuable tool. Having previously taught a survey class at the Hong Kong Mini Makerfaire, this course will be larger in scope and functionality.


  1. Identify what Raspberry Pi is and the hardware and software that is included.

  2. Understand how to handle and connect the Raspberry Pi hardware.

  3. Get your Raspberry Pi working and take it home after the workshop!

  4. Write introductory programs for your Raspberry Pi.

  5. Build simple electrical circuits that can be controlled via the Raspberry Pi.

  6. Be able to describe what the Internet of Things is and how the Raspberry Pi fits in.

Prereqs & Preparation

Students should have a working knowledge and proficiency using Mac or PC computers and the Internet, as well as a familiarity with using a text editor and command line programs, plus reasonable typing abilities for entering commands and writing short programs in languages such as Python. Bring your own laptop and a hunger for some Pi!

GA will provide you with a Raspberry Pi.

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