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Educator Workshop: Building Projects with Raspberry Pi (Level 2)

Now that you understand the basics of Raspberry Pi microcomputers... what's next? How to you encourage students to build electronics with the Pi?

This workshop is geared toward teachers that have some experience in Raspberry Pi, but don’t quite know where to start when embarking on their own Raspberry Pi project. We will go through the Engineering Design Process, showing how Raspberry Pi projects are cyclical and require some trial and error. The goal of this workshop is to equip teachers to engage with Raspberry Pi projects they see online, understand which ones are and are not possible in their classroom, and walk them through tools and techniques that are commonly used in Raspberry Pi projects. This will include demonstrating how to utilize open-source libraries (pre-written Python code), controlling motors, recognizing and reverse engineering popular equipment (including Sense HATs, Motor Drivers, external batteries, etc), and safely providing power to all your equipment. This workshop is ideal for those in our Hardware Development track.

Attendees should bring a laptop.

Workshop attendees are encouraged to take the "Am I Baking or Programming a Raspberry Pi? (Level 1)" workshop first if they do not have prior experience coding with Raspberry Pi.

Led by: Christen Harper

Christen Harper is the Tech Education Coordinator at theCO. She has conducted STEM workshops across TN teaching middle & high school students and teachers about HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python, PHP, and SQL. In addition, Christen directs theCO's Dev Catalyst program which provides online and industry-current coding education to build our nation's tech talent pipeline.

Workshop Fee: $150*

*The workshop fee is waived for teachers at a 2019-2020 participating Dev Catalyst school. If you teach at a Dev Catalyst school, please contact Christen Harper to register. To learn more about the Dev Catalyst program: