Introduction to Electronics and Programming with the Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi has been an incredible success story, selling in enormous numbers in a short space of time and revolutionising computer science education.

Not only can it function as a general purpose computer, but it's "GPIO" pins allow you to connect all sorts of electronic components, allowing you to build just about any electronic project you can think of!

Learn the fundamentals of electronics and programming and build your own project in this enjoyable course.

This course is an ideal introduction for those looking to explore programming and physical computing for fun or as a career.

2 to 3 May 2020

2 days, Weekend, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

at Think Create Learn, Ealing

Full price:


Course Outline



Suitable For

Adults and Teenagers


Learn about electronics and programming and build your own project using Raspberry Pi computer.


Working with the Raspberry Pi

This small, cheap computer will be the brains of the robot. We will turn it on and play with it.

Introduction to Electronics

We will build some simple electronic circuits using batteries, LEDs, resistors and switches.

Driving Circuits from a Raspberry Pi

We will connect the simple circuits we built to the Raspberry Pi and write some simple code to control the circuit.

Working with Hats

Raspberry Pi Hats are complete project boards that sit on the Raspberry Pi. We will take a look at a few of them to understand the scope of what can be achieved.

Programming input devices and sensors

We will look at the huge variety of sensors and input devices and build working mini-projects with them. This will include distance measurement, light sensors, temperature sensors, PIRs, contact sensors, cameras, keypads, etc.

Building your own project

Individually or in groups we will design and build a project such as a digital camera, alarm system, weather station, etc. Students can use the workshop to cut and work wood, plastic, cardboard or other materials.


Full price individual: £160

Concession individual: £120

Prices above are for tuition only. If you want to take your project away with you, components will be charged at cost price.

Concession pricing is available to anyone in full time education.

Skills you should have before you attend

No specific skills required, but any programming skills would be put to good use.

Skills you will pick up in the course

Key skill categories

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to

What courses can I do next ?

After this course you can follow up with these courses:

Introduction to Robotics: Build a Remote Controlled Robot


02 May 2020 to 03 May 2020

(2 days, Weekend 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM)

at Think Create Learn, Ealing


This course can be customised and delivered at a mutually-convenient time and place for groups


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