Raspberry Pi Workshop – 6 May 2017


Learn Linux and Raspberry Pi the smart way with this training course under the H4H Maker Academy.

This course is fully booked – Thank you for your support

Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer ideal for learning about computing, Linux, interfacing with hardware such as sensors and actuators, as well as programming. It’s cheap, but powerful, and makes it possible to interact with the physical world.


In this course we’ll use the Raspberry Pi to learn Linux as well as some simple programming with Python and some interesting hardware projects.

We’ll conclude the course with setting up a Raspberry Pi as a working FM Transmitter, broadcasting over FM!

Course contents

A. Connecting to the Raspberry Pi

  •   Finding the ip address
  •   Secure Shell – SSH
  •   Secure copy
  •   Samba

B. Linux Systems Administration on the Pi

  •   Learning Linux Basics
  •   The kernel
  •   Userland
  •   File System Layout
  •   User permissions
  •   Installing and Uninstalling Software
  •   Basic Troubleshooting
  •   Network Configuration

C. Shell

  •   File operations
  •   Pipes, greps and redirects
  •   Born again shell
  •   Package managers

D. Python

  •   Why Python?
  •   Hallo world
  •   Hallo world wide web


  •   Pull-up resistors and switch
  •   Led and current limit resistor

F. PiFM and other Electronics Projects

  • PiFM Broadcasting
  • RF Control Info
  • LCD on Raspi Info
  • Camera Module Info

Upon completion of this training course, it is expected that participants will be able to:

  •   Describe key features of a Linux operating system.
  •   Describe features of Raspberry Pi hardware.
  •   Set up and configure a Raspberry Pi.
  •   Understand simple programming projects for the Raspberry Pi.
  •   Understand simple hardware projects for the Raspberry Pi.

Venue:  House4Hack in Centurion
Date:     6 May 2017
Time:     9.00 to 17.00
Cost:     R1500 per person and includes a GPIO interface kit and H4H raspbian remix SD card

Requirements: Bring your laptop – it needs to have an ethernet port and ideally 4GB of RAM – we use the ethernet port to communicate with the PI.

PI:  Bring your own Raspberry PI, model B, 2 or 3.  Raspberry PI A and zero not supported – needs a Ethernet connection.  If you do not have a raspberry pi, you can source one from http://pishop.co.za – go for the Raspberry PI 3, if you are not sure. We are also planning to do a bulk purchase – if you want us to buy it on your behalf, select the option below.

This course is fully booked – Thank you for your support

About the presenter
Philip BooysenPhilip Booysen Web_0
Philip is one of the founders of House4Hack and has 22 years experience with Linux. He started hacking the Pi in May 2012 and was one of the first five people in South Africa to own a Pi! He has a startup called Fotolive based on the Raspberry Pi and is very well known in the Open Source Community in South Africa as one of seven Red Hat Certified Architects in SA.

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