Manchester Raspberry Jam

for Digital Makers

Workshop 19: HTML & CSS

Workshop 19 web notes

Workshop 19 covers the HTML and CSS, the languages that most web pages are made with.

Most pages on the World Wide Web are text documents written in HTML (HyperText Markup Language). A ‘stylesheet language’ called CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) is often used to change the visuals of the HTML.

In this workshop, we’ll learn what both of these languages do, and use them to create our own web pages

This is an introductory workshop.

Workshop 17: Minecraft Pi Edition

Workshop 16 PDF

Workshop 17 covers the functionality of the Minecraft: Pi Edition Python API

Included in Raspbian, the operating system we run on our Raspberry Pi’s is a
copy of the ‘Pi Edition’ of Minecraft.

This version of Minecraft is based on the creative mode from Minecraft:
Pocket Edition, but in this version we can use the Python programming language
to modify the game world.

This is an introductory workshop. It’s useful to have programmed in Python
before, but all of the programming concepts are covered from scratch.

Workshop 12 Extension

Workshop 12 extension PDF

Start with a command-line version of Raspbian, and learn how to install a GUI of your choice.

If you attended Workshop 12 on the Linux command line, and would like to have a go at a hands-on activity, this exercise will teach you to create your own personalised version of Raspbian.

Follows on from Workshop 12

Workshop 12: The Linux Command Line

Workshop 12 PDF

Workshop 12 teaches the very basics of using the Linux Command Line Interface. (CLI)

On a Linux computer the desktop only scratches the surface of the programs and functionality available. Linux users often access these additional features through a terminal window, using the Command Line Interface (CLI), a non-graphical user interface.

For many tasks, creative use of command-line commands is much faster than their GUI counterparts, especially in bulk tasks. We’ll only be able to take a look at the very basics today, but Linux geeks swear by the fact that each new trick they learn in the CLI allows them to save a little more time when using their computer.

This is an introductory workshop. Once you’re familiar with using your Pi on the desktop, you should be ready to attempt this workshop.

Workshop 11: GPIO & Motors

Workshop 11 PDF

Workshop 12 explains how to use a motor controller chip, and how to make a breadboard circuit to drive a motor.

The workshop shows how to control a motor with the Raspberry Pi, using a breadboard circuit and a standard motor controller chip. The motor is then programmed with the Python GPIO library.

This is an intermediate workshop, it will help to have some previous experience with Python.