Raspberry Pi is the super popular do-it-all DIY computer for the techno-curious tinkerer in all of us. Countless people have made video games, entertainment centers, security systems, automatic dog-feeders — if you can use a computer to do it, it’s been done with a Raspberry Pi. This starter kit is the perfect opportunity to get in on the fun, with the latest version of Pi hardware, a full array of accessories and peripherals, and instructions on all the tools, techniques and languages you’ll need to realize your Pi project. All that usually goes for more than $800, but right now you can get it for just $115 at Cult of Mac Deals.
Here’s some of what’s included:
Raspberry Pi 2 Model B
Raspberry Pi’s new and improved model of their single board computer, with more memory and faster output.
- Game, compute and program 6x faster than the previous version
- Upgraded with an ARMv7 quad core processor and a full gig of RAM
- Use with all accessories made for the B+
- Backward compatible with most Raspberry Pi Model B+ projects
- Stream and view hi-definition 1080P video
Quick Starter Kit for Raspberry Pi 2 Model B
No Raspberry Pi is an island, so this kit comes with all the peripherals you’ll need to pull of a wide range of projects.
- Play Minecraft out-of-the-box with the pre-installed ‘Raspbian’ OS SD card
- Includes a Wi-Fi USB adapter, and the best power adapter for optimal Pi 2 use
- Turn your Pi 2 on and off easily with a built-in USB cable
- Use an extra-long HDMI cable for video transfer
- Easily connect to micro-controllers using the USB to TTL cable
Intro to Raspberry Pi
Now that you’ve got a Raspberry Pi, it’s time to look at what you can actually do with the thing, from programming it to turn on lights, start motors, even build a robot.
- Learn to perform basic computing functions with 22 lectures and 1.5 hours of content
- Consolidate your knowledge by completing hands-on projects and interacting with the hardware
- Write Python code powering a simple number guessing game, and learn basic programming
- Connect your Pi to Christmas lights and run various lighting patterns
- Turn your Pi into a low cost computer by hooking it up to a keyboard and monitor
Hardware Projects Using Raspberry Pi
Once you’ve got the basics down, this intermediate course will introduce you to the world of physical computing through three hands-on projects.
- Build Raspberry Pi-controlled physical devices over 32 lectures and 1.5 hours of content
- Retrofit the Pi into a Linux-powered walkie talkie
- Use Python code to turn the Pi into a light detector mechanism
- Build a teddy bear that laughs when it senses nearby motion
- Solidify your coding skills and get comfortable working with Pi hardware
Python Programming for Beginners
Learn to use Python’s simple, streamlined coding language to turn your ideas into actionable strings of code that Raspberry Pi can execute.
- Master Python with 26 lectures and 3.5 hours of content
- Use variables, loops and statements to automate the execution of tasks
- Create functions with defined parameters to refine your code while avoiding common errors
- Work with files and classes to organize large chunks of code
- Use Python to calculate statistics and create modules
PiBot: Build Your Own Raspberry Pi-Powered Robot
Even if you’re worried about robots taking your job, at least there’s a bright future for those who learn to build the robots — luckily Raspberry Pi is an ideal starting place for robotics.
- Learn to construct a small, mobile robot with a Raspberry Pi brain
- Install the libraries needed to access the GPIO pins
- Learn to configure a wireless adapter for Raspberry Pi
- Study how to interact with servos using a different library, PiGPIO
- Learn many aspects of Raspberry Pi through 19 lectures and 2 hours of content
Introduction to Internet of Things Using Raspberry Pi 2
Training computer to communicate with other computers and objects is one of the most exciting areas of exploration with the Pi, and this course will teach you how to get started.
- Learn how the Internet of Things and Raspberry Pi 2 relate, starting with complete source code
- Deploy programs remotely, access the GPIO pins and control them from your computer
- Share Wi-Fi used on Windows to Raspberry Pi via LAN cable
- Remotely access Raspberry Pi Linux terminal in Windows
- Transfer files between Windows and Raspberry Pi without a flash drive