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Teaching Physical Computing with Raspberry Pi and Python
About this courseSkip About this course
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.
At a glance
What you'll learnSkip What you'll learn
Over the following three weeks, you will:
- 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.
You will cover:
- Input and output devices
- Python programming
- Use of variables, functions, and classes
- Applying design processes
- Project-based learning
Frequently Asked QuestionsSkip Frequently Asked Questions
Who is this course for?
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.
What software will I need?
During the course, you will use Python 3.
What resources will I need?
- A Raspberry Pi computer and peripherals:
- A keyboard
- A mouse
- A monitor
- A selection of components to use in your projects:
- A breadboard
- 6 male-to-female jumper cables
- 3 LEDs (of different colours if possible)
- 3 330-ohm resistors
- A buzzer
- A button
- A PIR sensor
- Craft supplies:
- Glue, tape, or another type of adhesive
- Scissors or a craft knife