The Raspberry Pi is an enormously popular, highly affordable mini-computer that can be used to develop projects and applications.
Whether you want to create a project or just aspire to learn a new skill, the basics of Raspberry Pi are out there for anyone to learn - you don’t even have to be a developer (although it might help).
There are plenty of courses online to help you learn all you need to know about Raspberry Pi. Here are some of the best.
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Raspberry Pi for beginners
Raspberry Pi for beginners is a tutorial course available on LinkedIn Learning. The course includes a step-by-step tour of the hardware as well as a rundown for the kinds of projects and applications you might be able to build.
The course provides tutorials on how to setup, configure and create experiments with a Raspberry Pi. Beginners will also learn all about the voltage required, the different types of memory cards the device supports, and more.
Users can access the course using the LinkedIn Learning free one-month trial. The course duration is two hours.
Interfacing with the Raspberry Pi
Interfacing with the Raspberry Pi is an online course by University of California, Irvine. It includes lessons on how to use the different Raspberry Pi protocols with external devices.
With four modules spread over four weeks, the course will also provide a tutorial of the basic design of a sensor-actuator system and how to build more sophisticated hardware systems using Raspberry Pi expansion boards to create IoT devices.
The course is available to enrol for free on Coursera.
Raspberry Pi Full Stack Raspbian Course
Raspberry Pi Full Stack provides a hands-on course, which is designed to teach users how to build an IoT application based on a Raspberry Pi computer.
The course duration is 9.5 hours and is available on Udemy for £9.99.
Raspberry Pi Platform & Python Programming for Raspberry Pi
The Raspberry Pi Platform & Python Programming for Raspberry Pi is another course by University of California, Irvine.
It provides lessons on how to set up a Raspberry Pi environment, get a Linux operating system running and write basic Python code on the mini computer.
The course is broken into videos, assignments and quizzes for students to receive the full experience of learning the basics of Raspberry Pi and Python.
This course is also free and runs over four weeks.
Complete Python 3 and Raspberry Pi Masterclass
The Complete Python 3 and Raspberry Pi Masterclass provides much more detail on how Python and Raspberry Pi work together, along with the basics of Python 3 and how to set up and use a Raspberry Pi.
It also teaches how to create a simple LED project, image processing and an introduction to hardware and the GPIO of Raspberry Pi.
The masterclass includes 177 lectures in a total of 20.5 hours of on-demand video, but offers the flexibility for users to learn at their own pace.
It is priced at £9.99, with a 30-day money-back guarantee.