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Getting started with Banana Pro

The second project involves building a smoke and gas detector with e-mail notifier to enhance the safety in your kitchen area. You will use the Banana Pro to design the circuit and Python program to code the sensor.
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Created by Venkatesh Varadachari

8.3

CourseMarks Score®

8.7

Freshness

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Feedback

7.5

Content

Platform: Simpliv Learning
Price: $9.99
Video: 0h45m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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8.3 / 10

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8.7 / 10
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Video Score: 7.5 / 10
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The average video length is 12 hours 07 minutes of 76 Hardware courses on Simpliv Learning.
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Description

This is an introductory course about the credit card sized Banana Pro. This course is useful for those who are interested in exploring the possibilities of Banana Pro as a computer. The course does not assume any prior knowledge of computers or programming. However, a knowledge of Linux operating system and Python programming language would greatly help you in getting up to speed.

The course will teach you to hook up the Banana Pro with a keyboard and monitor so that you can use it as a low-cost computer. You will also learn how to step into the world of physical computing something that you normally do not do with your home computer or laptop.

You will learn to build two complete projects. The first one teaches you how to make a magic candle and turn it ON or OFF by just blowing air as you do in birthday parties. By doing this, you will learn how to code and interact with physical devices such as sensors.

The second project involves building a smoke and gas detector with e-mail notifier to enhance the safety in your kitchen area. You will use the Banana Pro to design the circuit and Python program to code the sensor.

You will also learn how to install Android operating system in your Banana Pro and experience the Android interface.

The course provides complete source code for both the projects.

The entire course can be completed within a week, including the hardware assembly for the magic candle and smoke sensor.

By the end of this course, you will learn how to boot and wire up a Banana Pro and write your own Python code to interact with physical world.

Basic knowledge
The course does not assume any prior knowledge of computers or programming
A knowledge of Linux operating system and Python programming language would greatly help you in getting up to speed

Requirements

• The course does not assume any prior knowledge of computers or programming
• A knowledge of Linux operating system and Python programming language would greatly help you in getting up to speed

You will learn

What you will learn
✓ Wire up your Banana Pro with keyboard and monitor to create a fully functional computer
✓ Get to know how Banana Pro is different from Raspberry Pi
✓ Learn to build a magic electronic candle and turn it ON or OFF by just blowing air
✓ Learn how to code in Python and interact with physical devices such as sensors
✓ Build a smoke and gas detector with e-mail notifier to enhance the safety in your kitchen
✓ Install Android operating system in your Banana Pro and use it as a mobile device

This course is for

• Makers, hobbyists, and tinkerers
• Teachers and trainers
• Students
• Programmers and developers
• Electronic enthusiasts

How much does the Getting started with Banana Pro course cost? Is it worth it?

The course costs $9.99. And currently there is a 80% discount on the original price of the course, which was $49.99. So you save $40 if you enroll the course now.
The average price is $17.7 of 76 Hardware courses. So this course is -44% more expensive than the average Hardware course on Simpliv Learning.

Does the Getting started with Banana Pro course have a money back guarantee or refund policy?

YES, Getting started with Banana Pro has a 20-day money back guarantee. The 20-day refund policy is designed to allow students to study without risk.

Are there any SCHOLARSHIPS for this course?

Currently we could not find a scholarship for the Getting started with Banana Pro course, but there is a $40 discount from the original price ($49.99). So the current price is just $9.99.

Who is the instructor? Is Venkatesh Varadachari a SCAM or a TRUSTED instructor?

Venkatesh Varadachari has created 47 courses that got 1 reviews which are generally positive. Venkatesh Varadachari has taught 19 students and received a 4.0 average review out of 1 reviews. Depending on the information available, Venkatesh Varadachari is a TRUSTED instructor.

More info about the instructor, Venkatesh Varadachari

Venkatesh Varadachari is the founder of MAKERDEMY, a pioneer maker education company head-quartered in Singapore.

Venkatesh believes that knowledge should be made available to people in all walks of life. Venkatesh also believes in the power of education to transform lives.

Venkatesh has an MBA from the prestigious Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.

He also has a degree in Electrical Engineering from Madras University and a Masters in Financial Engineering from National University of Singapore.

8.3

CourseMarks Score®

8.7

Freshness

N/A

Feedback

7.5

Content

Platform: Simpliv Learning
Price: $9.99
Video: 0h45m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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