Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Free Raspberry Pi Beginners Workshop in Newcastle

This evening I attended the Raspberry Pi Beginners Workshop at Core Electronics in Newcastle. A Pi computer all all the bits need were provided for each participant (you don't need to buy anything and the workshop is free). This is in their well equipped Makerspace at the back of the shop. The workshop covered the first couple of exercises from the video course. It was fun to be able to handle a computer, plug in the connections, wire some components to a breadboard, and program a light to flash. This was enough to give me the confidence I could at least assemble a Pi based project from a set of instructions (such as an air quality monitor to add to vehicles, ships and aircraft, in bushfire zones). There are also Arduino Beginners Workshops.

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