Introduction to Raspberry Pi and Arduino – Coding Workshop – 24th Oct 2015

TiaDPiP Events, Workshops

Oct 24, 2015 · 10:00 to 13:00 at the Eco Innovation Centre.

This is an introductory course covering the Raspberry Pi and Arduino. Ideal for those who are interested in exploring the possibilities of Raspberry Pi and Arduino. The course does not assume any prior knowledge of computers or programming.

Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.

This half-day course is an ideal opportunity to try your hand at small scale automation and computer control. Add movement to your projects, gather information from sensors and feed back to your computer (Beginner) or phone! (Advanced – Further programming expertise required)

Course timetable:

1. Introduction to Raspberry Pi and Arduino and presentation
2. Practical Workshop 1 – Beginners Scratch (Raspberry Pi)
3. Practical Workshop 2 – Beginners Arduino
4. Q&A

During this course you will:

• Get an introduction to the pi/arduino hardware and see examples of innovative projects.

• Learn some basic electronics to allow you to make small circuits.

• Explore the software programming environment which controls the arduino.

What will you get to take home?

• Complete notes will be provided so that you can continue with your own projects after the course.

• Kits will be available for purchase. (Limited Supply on the day – Can take back orders)


No formal qualifications are required, as long as you can use a computer mouse and have basic computer skills!

All equipment, examples and materials are provided, and you can bring your own computer (Laptop or Raspberry Pi) if you wish.

If you bring your own laptop, you will learn how to install the arduino programming environment and will be able to work with this after you leave.

If you don’t bring your own computer, you might want to bring a USB stick to take away any files you create during the day.

About the tutors:

Mike Mills is a lecturer at University Centre Peterborough & Peterborough Raspberry Jam organiser, Tony Warner is a lecturer at Peterborough Regional College, Hannah Mills is a Special Needs (Computing) Teacher at Marshfield’s School & Raspberry Pi Certified Educator.

The course is available to ages 8+ and the group size is limited to 20 places, with two people per station to allow for individual attention.

Under 18 years old

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. The adult should register on meetup, and enter name(s) of child in the field provided in the next step.