The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse.
It’s capable of doing everything you’d expect a desktop computer to do, from browsing the internet and playing high-definition video, to making spreadsheets, word-processing, and playing games.
Look at the links on the Resources list and see what awesome projects can be created https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/different-uses-raspberry-pi/ or https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/the-coolest-raspberry-pi-projects-youll-find. These will give you some hint where this device is used and how you can use it.
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In this lesson and before we can make a start with any projects, you need to learn about the Raspberry Pi, how it works and how to get it working! You will learn how to set up and use your Raspberry Pi. If you look at the videos and links in the Resources list, you will also learn about different soft skills needed and developed while using this device, also learn how and where Raspberry Pi is used.
The task for today is to get your Raspberry Pi switched on and working! Look at the link with different projects to get you started.
1. Group discussion.
Discuss the questions below with your friends:
- What kind of berries do you like?
- Think about computer for example, do you know what they look like inside?
- Think about fun projects where Raspberry Pi can be used for? Read the articles and look at the videos.
- Do yo think, learning about Raspberry Pi can help with your soft skills? What do you think, what soft skills there are? Read.
- What are you good at?
2. Look at the links given in Resources and start thinking about how you could use this device and how.
3. Look through Step 1 on page 5 in the Level 1 - Intoduction to the Raspberry Pi.pdf in Resources to get an idea what you will need for this lesson.
4. Go through pages 6-11 to learn how to set up your SD card and use the Raspberry Pi Imager.
5. Steps 2 to 5 are guiding you to understand the Raspberry Pi, how to use, connect and set it up. Pay attention!
6. Go through the next pages until page 35, to guide you through the magic behind the Raspberry Pi and how to "play" with it.
- After this you should know how to connect, set up and use Raspberry Pi.
- You should know what kind of projects you can do with this device.
- You should have the knowledge why coding is necessary from the early age.
- You should have the skills to discuss topics like this with your classmates.
Keep experimenting and exploring the Raspberry Pi! It’s important to feel confident in using a Raspberry Pi before you start making projects!
- Understanding the Raspberry Pi
- Connecting the Raspberry Pi
- Setting up the Raspberry Pi
- A tour of the Raspberry Pi
- Learn computational and mathematical skills