As the quarantine period seems to slowly move towards an exit strategy, it’s important to still try and use this time inside to constantly improve and grow your skills. This week’s #StayWithSEI approved online course is the Raspberry Pi Digital Making Curriculum and really everything else to do with Raspberry Pi!
How to setup your Raspberry Pi
You’ll need the following hardware:
- A Raspberry Pi computer with an SD card or micro SD card
- A monitor with a cable (and, if needed, an HDMI adaptor)
- A USB keyboard and mouse
- A power supply
- Headphones or speakers (optional)
- An ethernet cable (optional)
In terms of software, you’ll need:
- Raspbian, installed using the Raspberry Pi Imager
A global online community
The Raspberry Pi is not only an outstanding piece of hardware but it also gives you access to an online community that is rich with resources and inspiration.
Raspberry Jams are community events for people to come together to learn about digital making with Raspberry Pi — they are all available in a variety of languages too (Dutch, French, German, Italian and Mandarin).
The Raspberry Pi Blog allows users to connect across the world so that they can find catalysts to drive forward their imagination or give them a hand when they encounter some troubleshooting. With every second the blog continues to grow with articles as well as ideas and users will find it incredibly difficult to be bored.
The Raspberry Pi site features a page called Projects, where users can find a step-by-step guide to building and harnessing their Raspberry Pi to its fullest potential. The page also allows projects to be sorted based on:
- Topic (a wide variety encompassing wearable tech, robotics, and photography to name just a few);
- Hardware requirements (such as the need for a 3D printer);
- Software specialization (such as improving your coding skills with Python);
- Level (ranging from novice to expert).
So make the most of your #Quarantech with SEI’s recommendation: Raspberry Pi. Keep safe, keep coding!