Introduction to the Raspberry Pi : We’ve just added a new development track at learning.KidzCanCode.com with a focus on helping users get started with their learning on the Raspberry Pi. This development track provides access to tutorials created by the Raspberry Pi foundation and can also be accessed directly via the Raspberry Pi foundation website. The tutorials in this development track can be performed with any Raspberry Pi 3/B/+ board. All our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) development tracks are available for FREE at
learning.KidzCanCode.com. You’ll find tutorials and development tracks on the Raspberry Pi, BBC micro:bit, Arduino, robotics, 3D modelling, Paper circuits, etc.
As some of you might know we run a kids code club based in Altona North Melbourne, Australia and are currently in the process of starting up another kids code club based at Docklands, Melbourne, Australia. Having worked with kids / parents at each of our sessions we understand the importance of good documentation. This development track with a focus on getting users started with the Raspberry Pi attempts to answer a lot of the basic questions that any new user would have when getting started with their new Raspberry Pi. The tutorials in the “Introduction to Raspberry Pi” development track gives new starters at our kids code club (including every one out there) the opportunity to get explore different facets of the Raspberry Pi, work out how to connect up the different peripherals to the Raspberry Pi, setup the Raspberry Pi with a new Operating System, Configure the operating system for network / remote access and start using their new Raspberry Pi to create cool projects.
Recommended Prior Learning – This is an advanced electronics track and we would highly recommend that you complete some of the other coding, electronics and development tracks at learning.KidzCanCode.com before you consider taking up this one.
- Introduction to coding concepts with Scratch I
- Introduction to coding concepts with Scratch II
- Exploring Coding Concepts Using the BBC micro:bit I
- Exploring Coding Concepts Using the BBC micro:bit II
- Exploring Coding Concepts Using the BBC micro:bit III
- Design Interactive Games Using the BBC micro:bit
- Introduction To Electronics Using The BBC micro:bit – I
What Is The Raspberry Pi – The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It is a capable little device that enables people of all ages to explore computing, and to learn how to program in languages like Scratch and Python. It’s capable of doing everything you’d expect a desktop computer to do, from browsing the internet and playing high-definition video, to making spreadsheets, word-processing, and playing games.
The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ (Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Plus) is the latest version of the Raspberry Pi. Just add a keyboard, mouse, display, power supply, micro SD card with installed Linux Distribution and you’ll have a fully fledged computer that can run applications from word processors and spreadsheets to games. The latest Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ has a faster 64-bit 1.4GHz quad core processor, 1GB of RAM, faster dual-band 802.11 b/g/n/ac wireless LAN, Bluetooth 4.2, and significantly faster 300Mbit/s Ethernet.
The Raspberry Pi is designed and manufactured (plus sold through a retailer network worldwide) by the Raspberry Pi foundation. The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a registered educational charity based in the UK. The foundation’s goal is to advance the education of adults and children, particularly in the field of computers, computer science and related subjects. Visit the foundation’s stories page for more information about the foundation’s charitable work. You can read more about the history of Raspberry Pi and the people who have helped to make it the success it is today at the foundations about page. (From the Raspberry Pi Foundation Website)
Recommended Prerequisites – Here’s some of the hardware prerequisites to be able to take this development track.
- This tutorial makes extensive use of the Raspberry Pi 3B+
- If you haven’t purchased a Raspberry Pi 3B+ yet you might want to head over and pick one up now.
- You can pick up both the Raspberry Pi 3B+ at OzToyLib – https://www.oztoylib.com.au/.
Hopefully you have enjoyed the post. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions for future tutorials drop us a note at – learning at hack2 dot live.
FREE STEM learning at KidzCanCode – At KidzCanCode.com we offer FREE access to various STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology, Math) development courses at KidzCanCode.com. At KidzCanCode.com you will find courses on Scratch, BBC Micro:Bit, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, 3D modelling, Robotics and Electronics.
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