Manchester Raspberry Jam

for Digital Makers

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 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.