The “Learning Electronics with the Ultimate Starter Kit for the Raspberry Pi” development track provides access to various tutorials that builds on your existing fundamentals of electronics while helping you gain familiarity with the Raspberry Pi. This development track is based on the Raspberry Pi SBC (Single Board Computer) and uses C as the development language. The Raspberry Pi is a credit card sized computer that runs a scaled down version of Linux called Raspbian and is a perfect platform for us to start exploring fundamentals of Python while interacting with the real world using sensors, LED’s, servos, relays, etc.
As you progress through tutorials in this development track you will work with your child exploring the different facets of the Raspberry Pi SBC (Single Board Computer), interact with the real world using various active, passive electronic components i.e. sensors, LED’s, etc. As part of these tutorials you will write code in C to interact with the various electronic components (Servo, LED’s, Motors, Resistors, Switches, Breadboard, servos, dupont wires, etc.) using the Raspberry Pi’s GPIO pins. There are 32 lessons in this development track with code provided for each of them.
The “Learning Electronics with the Ultimate Starter Kit for the Raspberry Pi” development track is an advanced development track. This development track builds upon the knowledge gained coding with Scratch, the BBC micro:bit, Python programming including fundamentals of electronics. We would highly recommend that you complete the following tracks before you start off with this track.
Introduction to coding concepts with Scratch I
Introduction to coding concepts with Scratch II
Exploring coding concepts using the BBC micro:bit I
Exploring coding concepts using the BBC micro:bit II
Take the “Learning Electronics with the Ultimate Starter Kit for the Raspberry Pi” development track to get a taste of working with C and explore electronics using the Raspberry Pi SBC (Single Board Computer). If you are looking for a more structured electronics track to dive into the world of electronics we would highly recommend considering the following –
Exploring fundamentals of electronics using paper circuits
Introduction to electronics using the BBC micro:bit I
Introduction to electronics using the BBC micro:bit II
Introduction to making and creating using the Adafruit Circuit Playground Express
The Raspberry Pi is a series of small single-board computers developed in the United Kingdom by the Raspberry Pi Foundation to promote the teaching of basic computer science in schools and in developing countries. It is a capable little computer which can be used in electronics projects, and for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word processing, browsing the internet, and playing games. The original model became far more popular than anticipated, selling outside its target market for uses such as robotics.
The Raspberry Pi does not include peripherals (such as keyboards, mice and cases). However, some accessories have been included in several official and unofficial bundles. According to the Raspberry Pi Foundation, over 5 million Raspberry Pis were sold by February 2015, making it the best-selling British computer. By November 2016 they had sold 11 million units, and 12.5m by March 2017, making it the third best-selling “general purpose computer”. In July 2017, sales reached nearly 15 million.In March 2018, sales reached 19 million. Most Pis are made in a Sony factory in Pencoed, Wales; some are made in China or Japan.