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Physical Computing with Scratch using Raspberry Pi

Scratch is a very accessible and easy to learn programming framework for both young children and adults. Its close association with the Raspberry Pi and its educational emphasis has been a perfect match.
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Created by Venkatesh Varadachari

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Platform: Simpliv Learning
Price: $9.99
Video: 3h0m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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Description

Hello, learners! Greetings from Makerdemy. In this course, you will learn how to program the ScratchGPIO on Raspberry to work on the Physical Computing with Scratch.

Scratch is a very accessible and easy to learn programming framework for both young children and adults. Its close association with the Raspberry Pi and its educational emphasis has been a perfect match.

The ScratchGPIO project brings control and sensing of the Pi’s low-level GPIO pins to Scratch in a very powerful way. It continues to enhance the package to support LCD screens, motors, compass components, distance sensors, and other electronic and robotic components.

The level of hardware control offered by the ScratchGPIO package allows even beginner programmers the ability to interact with the physical world with a simple and familiar programming framework.

A new version of Scratch for Raspberry Pi added with the GPIO pins. In this course will guide you how to use Scratch Programming Language with the Raspberry Pi.

The Scratch included with the Raspberry Pi has some unique features; one of the most useful is its ability to communicate with the GPIO pins (General Purpose Input Output). These pins allow you to connect your Raspberry Pi to a range of devices, from lights and motors to buttons and sensors. The original Raspberry Pi had a 26-pin header and newer models (B+, Pi 2, Pi 3, etc.) have a 40-pin header, but in this course, I will be using the Raspberry Pi 3 model.

The Raspberry Pi is great hardware microcontroller to get starting with Scratch. This course is ideal for those who are interested in exploring the possibilities of Physical computing with Raspberry Pi using ScratchGPIO. Basic knowledge of Scratch is required to get started with the course. The GPIO pins on a Raspberry Pi are a great way to interface with physical devices like resistors and sensors with the Scratch.

By following this course, you will learn how to install the ScratchGPIO package, where to look for more information about it and Scratch. Also, you will assemble an easy to use breadboard circuits, motors, PIR sensors, Relay, Touch sensor, Ultrasonic sensor to measure the distance and mail notification, etc., that will allow you to experiment safely with Scratch and GPIO control for both input and output.

Finally, you will create a game that can be used as an example and a basis to be modified to learn and experiment. As the ScratchGPIO project continues to mature and expand, you can look forward to seeing a whole new generation of Raspberry Pi robotics controlled by Scratch.

Basic knowledge
Basic knowledge of Scratch is requires to get started with the course
No prior knowledge of programming or coding is required

Requirements

• Basic knowledge of Scratch is requires to get started with the course
• No prior knowledge of programming or coding is required

You will learn

What you will learn
✓ Control the Raspberry Pi GPIO pins using Scratch
✓ Receive input from the Raspberry Pi GPIO pins using Scratch
✓ Create IoT application through ScratchGPIO with Python to send notification to your mail
✓ Multiple projects to work on ScratchGPIO using Raspberry Pi
✓ Connect a passive infra-red (PIR) sensor to the Raspberry Pi
✓ Control the flow of your Scratch program by responding to the input from the sensor

This course is for

• Yep! Anyone who is interested in Internet of Things, Physical computing, hardware hacking and wants to get their hands dirty with real projects
• Yep! Non-engineers / Non-tech persons who are interested in home automation projects or Raspberry Pi
• Yep! People who are looking to understand the details of IoT and want to think of new startup ideas in the IoT space or work in this space
• Yep! Engineers who have book knowledge but want some help with practical application of electronics concepts

How much does the Physical Computing with Scratch 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.

Does the Physical Computing with Scratch using Raspberry Pi course have a money back guarantee or refund policy?

YES, Physical Computing with Scratch 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 Physical Computing with Scratch 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 18 students and received a 4 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: 3h0m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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