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Raspberry Pi Powered Smart Mirror

This course is meant as a active learning/DIY project to learn the basics of scripting languages, while working on something fun.
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Created by Venkatesh Varadachari

8.4

CourseMarks Score®

8.8

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Feedback

7.5

Content

Platform: Simpliv Learning
Price: $9.99
Video: 0h59m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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8.4 / 10

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Video Score: 7.5 / 10
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Description

This course is meant as a active learning/DIY project to learn the basics of scripting languages, while working on something fun.

This course will focus upon teaching you to setup and build your own smart mirror display. This involves creating and coding a custom web page and hosting it on a Raspberry Pi using the Apache HTTP server application.

To learn how to build your own magic mirror, we will first focus on writing a base HTML script for the website, and adding basic elements – a clock, a periodically updating news feed, and a periodically updating weather feed, to it. Once this is done, we will create a cascading style sheet (CSS) doc and customize our web page to give us the required display for a smart mirror.

This course involves the use of basic concepts from multiple programming languages. We will be using JavaScript to program the clock display. We will also be using PHP for the two RSS feeds – news and weather. Finally, we will put all this together in our HTML script and edit the presentation of our HTML document using a CSS file to make the display visible through a partially mirrored surface.

Basic knowledge
You should know how to setup and work on a Raspberry Pi
You should understand basic Linux commands and utilities
Rudimentary knowledge of HTML and CSS is necessary to understand the project and to develop the project further
Elementary knowledge of JavaScript and PHP code is also necessary if you wish to understand and develop/modify the project

Requirements

• You should know how to setup and work on a Raspberry Pi
• You should understand basic Linux commands and utilities
• Rudimentary knowledge of HTML and CSS is necessary to understand the project and to develop the project further
• Elementary knowledge of JavaScript and PHP code is also necessary if you wish to understand and develop/modify the project

You will learn

What you will learn
✓ Setup their very own Raspberry Pi powered smart mirror
✓ Write basic HTML and CSS code for a smart mirror web page hosted on an Apache 2 HTTP server
✓ Write JavaScript code to create a digital clock element for aforementioned web page
✓ Write PHP code to read and display RSS feeds
✓ Setup Chromium browser on the Raspberry Pi to autostart on boot

This course is for

• This course is meant for anyone interested in setting up their own Raspberry Pi powered smart mirror
• This course is also meant for programmers with a very basic working knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, or PHP, to learn the basics of the smart mirror and then customize/improve it as a learning experience

How much does the Raspberry Pi Powered Smart Mirror 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 Raspberry Pi Powered Smart Mirror course have a money back guarantee or refund policy?

YES, Raspberry Pi Powered Smart Mirror 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 Raspberry Pi Powered Smart Mirror 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.

8.4

CourseMarks Score®

8.8

Freshness

N/A

Feedback

7.5

Content

Platform: Simpliv Learning
Price: $9.99
Video: 0h59m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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