Contact Muyi Ogunleye, Librarian at Story Arts Campus for:
Phone: 416-289-5000 ext. 8603
Raspberry Pi is a small computer called a microcontroller that anyone can use to learn programming -- from beginners to accomplished engineers. Microcontrollers are tiny computers that can be used to make objects interactive. You can program your Raspberry Pi to take in information from its environment and turn that information into action.
To get started with Raspberry Pi, you will need to insert an SD card into your Raspberry Pi with the program Raspbian installed.
Follow these instructions to learn how to set up your Raspberry Pi
NOTE: You will need to attach a mouse, keyboard, and monitor to successfully set up your Raspberry Pi.
Check out the links below for more information on setting up your Raspberry Pi:
Instead of connecting the Raspberry Pi to a keyboard, mouse and monitor, you can instead connect it to a touchscreen. Borrow a 7" Touchscreen or a 3.5" Touchscreen from the library.
Watch this video to learn how to connect the touchscreen to your Raspberry Pi:
The project hub on the Raspberry Pi website has tons of great project ideas for all users -- from beginners to advanced programmers.
These projects will help you get started:
Users will have even more fun with Raspberry Pi after learning some coding skills. Check out these activities to get started:
Interested in using Raspberry Pi in your classroom, but not sure where to start? Contact your Librarian, Muyi Ogunleye (firstname.lastname@example.org) for support and resources.
Use Raspberry Pi to introduce your students to:
Director of Education at the Raspberry Pi foundation, Clive Beale discusses Rasberry Pi's beginnings as an educational platform