Manchester Raspberry Jam

for Digital Makers

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.

Show and Tell Interviews

Interviews by Hayley Walsh, @moses_walsh

Show and Tell interviewees at Manchester Raspberry Jam

Despite the oh so quintessential Manchester weather this Saturday, it didn’t stop the ‘summer’ Manchester Raspberry Jam Show & Tell.

Saturday 11th June 2016 saw another successful Manchester Jam held at its home The Shed, Digital Innovation Manchester Metropolitan. This month’s Jam was different to the previous 36 as we invited the community, old and new, to come and show and tell their projects, creations and ideas with one another alongside the traditional hack style activity.

As the rain bounced down outside the Pi projects and activities flowed inside, from robots that follow lines to Dr Who’s TARDIS consoles. The wealth of imagination and passion was awesome, and it’s safe to say that MCR has a burgeoning Digital Maker Community.

For those of you who missed it don’t worry we’ll be holding another show and tell in the Shed in 2017. For now, check out some of the project and people who made them…

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