October 21-22-23, 2018
Raleigh Convention Center
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Hardware/IoT 1

Physical Computing With the Raspberry Pi

Ben Nuttall   

The Raspberry Pi Foundation is working to put the power of digital making in the hands of people all over the world, and is well known for its series of small, cheap single board computers.

The Raspberry Pi runs a well supported Linux distro based on Debian, which ships with a variety of programming tools and educational software. One of the reasons for the Pi’s success is its outstanding community, providing support to millions of users around the world.

With the Raspberry Pi, anyone can be introduced to the world of physical computing and IoT, starting with graphical tools like Scratch, building up to more powerful programming languages like Python.

There’s great fun to be had using the Pi’s GPIO pins to connect with the real world for home automation and IoT projects. Python libraries like GPIO Zero and Picamera provide a simple interface to GPIO devices, HATs and more, which makes it easy for beginners to build their own projects at home.