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Computer ProgrammingPython ProgrammingInternet Of Things (IOT)Raspberry Pi
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Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Module 1

This module describes the basic functionality the Raspberry Pi B+ board. I'll describe how to set up the board, configure it, and use it. An important point differentiating Raspberry Pi from the Arduino platform which we have talked about previously is that Raspberry Pi uses an operating system. I'll describe some of the implications of an operating system on the behavior of the Raspberry Pi as an IoT device....
Reading
10 videos (Total 59 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
Video10 videos
Lecture 1.1 - Raspberry Pi Board6m
Lecture 1.2 - Raspberry Pi Processor5m
Lecture 1.3 - Raspberry Pi vs. Arduino8m
Lecture 2.1 - Operating System Benefits7m
Lecture 2.2 - Processes8m
Lecture 2.3 - Raspberry Pi IoT4m
Lecture 3.1 - Raspberry Pi Setup5m
Lecture 3.2 - Raspberry Pi Configuration5m
Lecture 3.3 - Overclocking7m
Reading4 readings
Pre-Course Survey10m
Course Overview10m
Module 1 Objectives10m
Module 1 Reading10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz16m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Module 2

The Raspberry Pi is typically installed with a Linux-based operating system, so we present the basics of Linux and its use. We describe some of the main features including navigating the file system and managing processes. We describe the text-based user interface through the shell and we overview the graphic user interface which is the default with the Raspian Linux distribution....
Reading
10 videos (Total 39 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video10 videos
Lecture 1.1 - Linux Basics4m
Lecture 1.2 - Login2m
Lecture 1.3 - Linux Filesystem3m
Lecture 2.1 - Navigating the Filesystem4m
Lecture 2.2 - Text Editors3m
Lecture 2.3 - Accessing Files4m
Lecture 3.1 - Permissions6m
Lecture 3.2 - Processes3m
Lecture 3.3 - Linux Graphic User Interface3m
Reading2 readings
Module 2 Objectives10m
Module 2 Reading10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz16m
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Module 3

We present the basics of the Python programming language to prepare you for programming on the Raspberry Pi. Many languages can be used but Python is the most convenient for the Raspberry Pi because convenient APIs are provided for basic operations such as controlling the pins. Python is a powerful language with useful features that we will present so that you can use these features to control the Raspberry Pi. ...
Reading
10 videos (Total 45 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video10 videos
Lecture 1.1 - Python on Raspberry Pi7m
Lecture 1.2 - Python Programming Environment6m
Lecture 1.3 - Python Expressions3m
Lecture 2.1 - Strings6m
Lecture 2.2 - Functions4m
Lecture 2.3 - Function Arguments3m
Lecture 3.1 - Lists3m
Lecture 3.2 - List Methods3m
Lecture 3.3 - Control Flow5m
Reading2 readings
Module 3 Objectives10m
Module 3 Reading10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz16m
Week
4
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Module 4

In this module we describe how to communicate with devices through the pins of the Raspberry Pi. We examine the RPi.GPIO library which provides Python functions used to access the pins. We discuss how to set up the pins, apply digital voltages, and generate Pulse Width Modulated signals. We also describe the Tkinter Python library and show how it can be used to access pins through a graphic user interface....
Reading
10 videos (Total 54 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Video10 videos
Lecture 1.1 - General Purpose IO Pins6m
Lecture 1.2 - Protocol Pins4m
Lecture 1.3 - GPIO Access4m
Lecture 2.1 - General Purpose IO Pins6m
Lecture 2.2 - Pulse Width Modulation8m
Lecture 2.3 - Demo of a Blink5m
Lecture 3.1 - Graphic User Interface6m
Lecture 3.2 Tkinter Library3m
Lecture 3.3 - Interaction6m
Reading3 readings
Module 4 Objectives10m
Module 4 Reading10m
End-of-Course Survey10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz16m
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Top Reviews

By GBMar 9th 2018

Extremely helpful if you want to start using Raspberry Pi. Gives you the required knowledge to kickstart your Raspberry Pi learning and you get a hint of python programming as well which is useful

By JPApr 28th 2017

It was very good, all the basics about python and the raspberry pi platform. I would like if you publish a book to read about the topics, for example I have been reading the book "Think Python".

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Ian Harris

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Department of Computer Science

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About the An Introduction to Programming the Internet of Things (IOT) Specialization

Design, create, and deploy a fun IoT device using Arduino and Raspberry Pi platforms. This Specialization covers embedded systems, the Raspberry Pi Platform, and the Arduino environment for building devices that can control the physical world. In the final Capstone Project, you’ll apply the skills you learned by designing, building, and testing a microcontroller-based embedded system, producing a unique final project suitable for showcasing to future employers. Please note that this specialization does not offer discussion forums....
An Introduction to Programming the Internet of Things (IOT)

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