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Course: Raspberry Pi for Beginners 2019 Edition (Mac+PC)

Raspberry Pi for Beginners 2019 Edition (Mac+PC)

  • Life Time Access
  • Certificate on Completion
  • Access on Android and iOS App
  • Self-Paced
About this Course

In this Raspberry Pi course for beginner you'll learn everything explained in detail. A step-by-step guide for a good and easy start with the Raspberry Pi. You will learn all about the interfaces, technical details, installation and configuration of the operating system and smaller software and hardware based projects. Everything is explained in a way, that is easy to understand for an absolute Raspberry Pi beginner.

The 25 video lessons in detail:

  • What is a Raspberry PI?
  • What exciting Raspberry Pi projects already exist?
  • Which Raspberry Pi models are available and which is the right one for me?
  • Where can I buy a Raspberry Pi + accessories?
  • Technical data and interfaces of the Raspberry PI 3B+
  • What can I do with a Raspberry Pi after the first start?
  • Downloading the Raspbian operating system
  • Installation of the operating system on the microSD card (for PC)
  • Installation of the operating system on the microSD card (for Mac)
  • Installing the operating system with NOOBS
  • Configure the Raspberry Pi with a monitor
  • Configure the Raspberry Pi without a monitor (headless installation)
  • microSD card backup & recovery
  • microSD card deletion (Mac + PC)
  • Which software-based projects are available?
  • Software Project: PI-Hole as network-wide advertising blocker
  • Software Project: Homebridge (Example: Lamp Control)
  • Software Project: Webmin for system administration
  • Software project: RetroPi (game console) + Kodi (media center)
  • Which sensors can I connect to the Raspberry Pi?
  • Which easy hardware-based projects are possible?
  • Hardware Project: Camera module
  • Hardware Project: Soil moisture module
  • Hardware Project: Light sensitivity module
  • Hardware Project: Laser beam module
  • Programming with Scratch
  • Programming with Thonny (Python)

Who this course is for:

  • Technically interested users
  • People who enjoy trying new things
  • People who want to discover a new hobby for themselves
Basic knowledge
  • Be able to use a PC or Mac
  • Download files from the Internet
  • Install applications on your PC or Mac
What you will learn
  • ๐Ÿ”Œ Install and configure a Raspberry Pi with or without a monitor (headless)
  • ๐Ÿ’ฏ Over 100 quiz questions - test your new knowledge after each lesson
  • ๐Ÿ’กWhich useful software and hardware projects already exist?
  • ๐Ÿค” Which Raspberry Pi model is the right one for me?
  • โ“What is a Raspberry PI?
  • ๐Ÿ›’ Where can I buy a Raspberry Pi + accessories?
  • ๐Ÿ“Š Technical data and interfaces of the Raspberry PI 3B+
  • ๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ What can I do with a Raspberry Pi after the first start?
  • Downloading the operating system from the Internet
  • Installation of the operating system with Etcher on the microSD card (Mac + PC)
  • Installation of the operating system with NOOBS
  • Configuration of the Raspberry Pi with a monitor
  • Configuration of the Raspberry Pi without a monitor (headless installation)
  • microSD card backup & recovery
  • microSD card deletion (Mac + PC)
  • Which easy software-based projects are available?
  • Software Project: PI-Hole as network-wide advertising blocker
  • Software Project: Homebridge (Example: Lamp Control)
  • Software Project: Webmin for system administration
  • Software project: RetroPi (game console) + Kodi (media center)
  • Which sensors can I connect to the Raspberry Pi?
  • Which easy hardware-based projects are possible?
  • Hardware Project: Camera module
  • Hardware Project: Soil moisture module
  • Hardware Project: Light sensitivity module
  • Hardware Project: Laser beam module
  • Introduction to programming with Scratch
  • Introduction to programming with Thonny (Python) 
Curriculum
Number of Lectures: 25
Total Duration: 01:26:52
What can I do with a Raspberry Pi after the first start?
  • What can I do with a Raspberry Pi after the first start?  
    • Most important pre-installed software
    • Office: write program, spreadsheet, etc.
    • Scratch for programming with blocks
    • Text-based programming with Python
  • Quiz-Questions - Raspberry Pi First Start  
What is a Raspberry Pi?
  • What is a Raspberry Pi?  
    • Background and history - why was the Raspberry Pi developed?
    • Developed by the Raspberry PI Foundation in England (UK)
    • Make programming more easy for young people
    • Cheque card format computer, simply constructed
    • 17 million sold by the end of 2017
  • Quiz Questions - Raspberry Pi  
Which exciting Raspberry Pi projects exist?
  • Which exciting Raspberry Pi projects exist?  

    Multimedia Center (LibreELEC)

    • https://libreelec.tv/downloads/

    Homebridge

    • Device control with Apple HomeKit

    PI Hole (network-wide advertising blocker)

    • https://pi-hole.net

    MagicMirror (mirror as display)

    • https://magicmirror.builders
    • Official Video: https://vimeo.com/171152845

    RetroPI (Retro game console for Amiga, SNES etc.)

    • https://retropie.org.uk
  • Quiz-Questions - Raspberry Pi Projects  
Which Raspberry Pi models are available and which one is the right for me?
  • Which Raspberry Pi models are available and which one is the right for me?  

    Current models:

    • Compute module (industrial version)
    • RPI Zero W
    • RPI Zero WH
    • RPI 3A+
    • RPI 3B+
  • Quiz-Questions - Raspberry Pi Models  
Where can I buy a Raspberry Pi + accessories?
  • Where can I buy a Raspberry Pi + accessories?  
    • Accessories: 32GB SD card from SanDisk Class 10, U1, A1
    • Accessories: Camera module
    • Accessories: 37 Sensors Kit from Sunfounder
    • Accessories: Quimat Starter Kit 39 Sensors
    • Accessories: Official USB power supply 2,5A/5V
  • Quiz-Questions - Raspberry Pi Accessories  
Technical data and interfaces
  • Technical data and interfaces  
    • Technical data briefly explained
    • DSI Camera Port
    • Broadcom BCM2837BO SoC - System on a Chip
    • CPU: 64bit, 4 cores, 1.4GHz to 70 degrees
    • to 80 degrees 1.2GHz
    • over 80 degrees clocking automatically further down
    • RAM: 1GB
    • GPU: 400MHz Video Core IV
    • 1080p HDMI
    • 3.5mm Audio Connector
    • A/V & 5V Power
    • Standard Pi 40 Pin GPIO
    • 4 Pin imroved PXE Ethernet booting / Power over Ethernet (PoE)
    • Wifi Chip (Raspberry) 802.11ac
    • Bluetooth 4.2
    • 4x USB 2.0 ports
    • Gigabit network connection
    • Gigabit Ethernet internally connected via USB, so "only" 300MBit/s
    • microSD cards Slot
    • Power consumption: 3W under full load (cost per year)
    • Tip: Audio connection is also Composite Video connection
Downloading the operating system
  • Downloading the operating system  
  • Quiz-Questions - Downloading  
Installation of the operating system with Etcher
  • Installation of the operating system with Etcher  

    Visit raspberrypi.org - Download tab +

    NOOBS

    • URL:https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/noobs/"
    • NOOBS is a simple operating system installer that includes Raspbian and LibreELEC. It also offers a selection of alternative operating systems that can then be downloaded and installed from the Internet. "

    Raspbian Stretch with desktop and recommended software

    • URL: https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/
    • Image with Rasbian Desktop and recommended software based on Debian Stretch.

    Raspbian Stretch with desktop

    • URL: https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/
    • Image with desktop based on Debian Stretch WITHOUT recommended software.

    Raspbian Stretch Lite

    • URL: https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/
    • Minimal Image based on Debian Stretch WITHOUT pre-installed and activated desktop interface.

    Debian Stretch with Raspberry Pi Desktop

    • URL: https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspberry-pi-desktop/
    • Debian with Raspberry Pi Desktop is the operating system for PC and Mac. You can create a live disc, run it in a virtual machine or even install it on your computer.

    Third Party Operating System Images

    • Ubuntu MATE
    • Windows 10 IoT Core
    • Weather Station 
    • See also: https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/
  • Quiz-Questions - Installation with Etcher  
Installation of the operating system with NOOBS
  • Installation of the operating system with NOOBS  
    • NOOBS Installation
    • NOOBS Setup-Assistent
    • WLAN-Konfiguration
  • Quiz-Questions - Installation with NOOBS  
Setup with a monitor
  • Setup with a monitor  
    • Connecting the necessary peripherals
    • Setup Wizard confirmation settings after initial installation
    • Otherwise no WLAN configuration possible
  • Quiz-Questions - Setup with a monitor  
Setup WITHOUT a monitor (headless installation)
  • Setup WITHOUT a monitor (headless installation)  
    • Enable ssh for terminal access (create ssh file in /boot)
    • Find out which IP has the Raspberry PI in your network
    • Download "LAN Scan" from the Mac App Store, perform scan
    • PC: Advanced IP Scanner Freeware, Perform Scan

    - Link: http://www.advanced-ip-scanner.com

    • On Mac (Terminal) or PC (Putty) connect to the Raspberry IP
    • Write "raspi-config" in terminal and activate VNC
    • RealVNC Viewer Download (Mac + PC)
    • Access the Rasbian interface with RealVNC Viewer

    - Link: https://www.realvnc.com/en/connect/download/viewer/

  • Quiz-Questions - Headless Installation  
Backup + Restore the SD Card
  • Backup + Restore the SD Card  

    on the PC with "Win32 Disk Imager".

    Download: https://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/

    on Mac with "ApplePI Baker"

    Download: https://www.tweaking4all.com/software/macosx-software/macosx-apple-pi-baker/

  • Quiz-Questions - Backup  
Formating the microSD card
  • Formating the microSD card  
    • on the Mac with "SD Card Formatter"
    • on the PC with "SD Card Formatter"
  • Quiz-Questions - Formatting  
Software based Projects
  • Software based Projects  

    Project: PI-Hole network-wide advertising blocker

    • Application: Filtering of advertising on websites

    Project: Homebridge

    • Application: Control devices in HomeKit (iPhone, iPad, Mac)

    Project: Webmin for system administration

    • Control the system graphically and manage it easily instead of using a terminal
    • Install and uninstall program(s)
    • Application: easy system administration 
  • Quiz-Questions - Software Projects  
Software Project: Pi-Hole
  • Software Project: Pi-Hole  

    Project: PI-Hole network-wide advertising blocker

    • Run "apt-get update" and "apt-get upgrade" before installation
    • Assign the Raspberry Pi a fixed IP in your router
    • Access PI Hole interface via http://IP-Adresse/admin
    • Download and installation of filter lists
    • Application: test of a website before and after installation
  • Quiz-Questions - Pi-Hole  
Software Project: Homebridge
  • Software Project: Homebridge  

    Project: Homebridge

    • Installation instructions: https://techtechandmoretech.com/news/homebridge-setup/
    • Example: control virtual lamp
    • Application: In HomeKit (iPhone, iPad, Mac) Control devices without HomeKit certificate
  • Quiz-Questions - Homebridge  
Software Project: Webmin
  • Software Project: Webmin  

    Webmin Installation Guide:

    • https://pimylifeup.com/raspberry-pi-webmin/

    Surface of Webmin

    • Control and manage system graphically
    • Install and uninstall program(s)
    • Application: convenient system administration 
  • Quiz-Questions - Webmin  
Software Project: RetroPi (game console) + KODI (media center)
  • Software Project: RetroPi (game console) + Kodi (media center)  
    • Setup and using of Retropi (Game Console)
    • Setup and using of Kodi (Media Center)
  • Quiz-Questions - RetroPi  
Hardware based Projects
  • Hardware based Projects  
    • Soil moisture sensor
    • Light sensitivity sensor
    • Laser diode
  • Quiz-Questions - Hardware  
Hardware Project: Camera Module
  • Hardware Project: Camera Module  
    • Connecting the camera module to the Raspberry Pi
    • Activating the camera module via "raspi-config"
    • Create a photo and video by terminal commands
  • Quiz-Questions - Camera Module  
Hardware Project: Humidity Sensor
  • Hardware Project: Humidity Sensor  
    • Learn how to connect and use a moisture sensor to the Raspberry Pi.
  • Quiz-Questions - Humidity Sensor  
Hardware Project: Light Sensor
  • Hardware Project: Light Sensor  
    • Connecting the light sensor
    • Readout of the light sensor
    • Light sensor in action
  • Quiz-Questions - Light Sensor  
Hardware Project: Laser Module
  • Hardware Project: Laser Module  
    • Learn how to connect a laser module to the Raspberry Pi.
Programming with Scratch
  • Programming with Scratch  
    • Introduction to programming with Scratch
    • Scartch principles and using a tutorial example
  • Quiz-Questions - Scratch  
Programming with Thonny
  • Programming with Thonny  
    • Introduction to programming with Thonny
    • Thonny principle explained by an example
  • Quiz-Questions - Thonny  
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