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Hardware projects using Raspberry Pi

The entire course can be completed over a fortnight, including the hardware assembly and coding in Python.
1 students
Created by Venkatesh Varadachari


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Platform: Simpliv Learning
Price: $9.99
Video: 1h15m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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This is an intermediate course about the credit card sized computer Raspberry Pi. This course is ideal for those who are interested in exploring the possibilities of Physical computing with Raspberry Pi. The course assumes basic knowledge on computer programming. However, knowledge of Linux operating system and Python programming language would greatly help you in getting up to speed.

The GPIO pins on a Raspberry Pi are a great way to interface with physical devices like resistors and sensors with the little Linux processor. If you’re a Python lover, there’s a sweet library called RPi dot GPIO that handles interfacing with the pins.

You will learn 3 complete hardware projects. The first one teaches you how to build a Walky Talky to make the most of your Raspberry Pi using Linux command. You just have to enter the desired frequency and you can talk to your neighbors without paying any operator charges!

The second project involves building a light detector mechanism which let you know the amount of light available in the particular area. The Raspberry Pi hardware uses a computer program written in Python. You will hook the Pi up with light detector circuit and will use the program to know the sensor behavior upon different intensities of light.

The third project teaches you to build a motion sensor based teddy bear which laughs upon waving our hand. The motion detector circuit will be embedded inside the teddy bear and will be controlled using a program written in Python to sense the motion.

What are you waiting for? Enroll now!

The course provides the complete source code for all the three hardware projects.

The entire course can be completed over a fortnight, including the hardware assembly and coding in Python.

By the end of this course, you can build your own Raspberry Pi controlled physical devices. You will also learn how to write your own python code to interact directly with the physical world.

Basic knowledge
Basic knowledge of Linux command
Basic knowledge of Python Programming


• Basic knowledge of Linux command
• Basic knowledge of Python Programming

You will learn

What you will learn
✓ Create Raspberry Pi based Walky Talky
✓ Build light detector mechanism
✓ Build a motion detector using PIR motion sensor
✓ Step by step code to build the project

This course is for

• This is an intermediate course meant for those who are interested in exploring the functionality of GPIO pins of Raspberry Pi. While the basic knowledge of Linux command and Python programming language will be helpful.

How much does the Hardware projects using Raspberry Pi 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 Hardware projects using Raspberry Pi course have a money back guarantee or refund policy?

YES, Hardware projects using Raspberry Pi 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 Hardware projects using Raspberry Pi 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.


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Platform: Simpliv Learning
Price: $9.99
Video: 1h15m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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