Manchester Raspberry Jam

for Digital Makers

Workshop 15: GPIO Zero

Workshop 14a PDF

Workshop 15 focuses on the basics of physical computing on Raspberry Pi using the GPIO Zero Python library.

This is an introductory workshop.

Summer Holidays 2017

Manchester Raspberry Jam is going on summer holiday, and will not be running in July or August. Our next event will be on Saturday 9th September, the details of which can be found here.

Workshop 14: Python, Minecraft & Sense HAT

Workshop 14a PDF

Workshop 14a focuses on the basics of Python and using it with the Sense HAT.

Learn how to boot your Raspberry Pi, then have a go with the Python programming language, before moving on to its use within Minecraft: Pi Edition, and a demonstration of using the popular Sense HAT addon board.

This is an introductory workshop.

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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.