Develop understanding of how the Raspberry Pi can be used as a tool for physical computing.
Apply knowledge of programming concepts to control digital inputs and outputs.
Identify practical applications of inputs and outputs to make a project.
Reflect on your learning and create ideas for your classroom practice.
Identify ways of engaging learners in physical computing in your learning context.
On this course from the Raspberry Pi Foundation, you will be introduced to the world of physical computing. You will use input devices to capture data, process that data with the Python programming language, and then use output devices to get information back out from your computer.
Along the way, you will learn how to use the principles of sequence, selection, and iteration in your physical computing programs. You will also learn some foundational electronics to help you create the circuits that you will use.
In the final week, you will create a physical computing project of your own.
Input and output devices
Use of variables, functions, and classes
Applying design processes
This course is designed for teachers who deliver lessons at GCSE level or equivalent, and for beginner makers looking to develop their knowledge of electronics and programming.