Manchester Raspberry Jam

for Digital Makers

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 13: Objects

Workshop 13 looks at how object-oriented programming works, and how it differs to traditional programming.

Object-oriented programming is a different way to represent complex concepts than the traditional programming methods. We’ll take a look at what objects are using the Java programming language. Then, we’ll use objects to create characters for a computerised tabletop role-playing game.

This is an intermediate workshop, that builds upon a familiar knowledge of a text-based programming language like Python.

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.