Tue
18

Raspberry Pi Workshop with RI Computer Museum

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

1:00 PM-3:00 PM

Cost: Free

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Teen/Young Adult Room (Ground Floor)

Tue, 2017-07-18 13:00 - 15:00

A Hitchhiker’s (Beginner’s) Guide to the Raspberry Pi Universe

presented by the Rhode Island Computer Museum

Want to learn about a tiny credit-card-sized computer that can be constructed on your own?  This free workshop about the Raspberry Pi is designed to help educate a new generation of programmers and electronics engineers. 

What is Raspberry Pi?

The Raspberry Pi® is a single-board, credit-card sized computer developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation with the intention of stimulating the teaching of basic computer science in schools. The Raspberry Pi computer is a miniature ARM (phone) based PC which can do many of the things a desktop PC can do like word-processing, games or playing back High-Definition video.

The design does not include a built-in hard disk or solid-state drive, instead it relies on an SD card for booting and long-term storage. The idea behind this tiny and cheap computer for kids came in 2006, as a way to help kids interact with computers like in the old days of the Amigas, BBC Micros, Spectrum ZX and Commodore 64 machines where people of an earlier generation learned to program. You can even play music by learning Sonic Pi.

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