Manchester Raspberry Jam

for Digital Makers

Workshop 12: The Linux Command Line

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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

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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.