Coming up: Raspberry Pi Workshop

Our famous Raspberry Pi Workshop for Beginners is running again!

Learn the basics of electronics and programming with the Raspberry Pi, a clever one-board working computer!

This workshop will take you through the basics of programming with the Python programming language, and how to use those programs to control real circuits. Completing this course will introduce you to skills needed for home automation, Internet-Of-Things (IoT), robotics, software development, and more future technologies.

Please RSVP by the 20th of March!

This is a beginners course - we assume no previous knowledge of programming or electronics. If you do, however, we have some more difficult things you can do to extend the learning, but the focus will be on beginners.

Note the format has changed from previous iterations. This is now a single day, 3 hour course. We will start at 6pm, take a 15 minute break about 7.30pm and finish up at 9pm.

Topics covered:

  • Running Python programs
  • The Raspberry Pi interface
  • Controlling electronics with GPIO pins
  • Running a separate screen for custom output
  • Running servo motors (good for robots!)
  • Next steps you can take and ideas

If you can't make this time but are interested, please let us know via email and we can run the workshop again at another time.

Important notes! Please read these before you purchase a ticket!

Kids above 12 years old are welcome, but must be with a parent or guardian during the course. If you are looking after a child younger and need to bring them, please contact us - we may be able to work something out, but there are important safety considerations we need to discuss. We will provide all the necessary equipment to do this course, including a Pi for use. To keep the course cost down, in this course you will not be able to take the Raspberry Pi home with you, but we will give you the electronics used. You can bring your own Pi in, or we can help you choose one to buy separately from the course. You must register an account on our TidyHQ system as a member, and accept the waiver. You do not need to pay an additional membership to do this course though - you just need the account. You can bring a friend (one!) with you and work together. Get one ticket, but please let us know you are bringing someone, so we can ensure enough seats are available. No food is provided, but we have kitchen factilities available. Coffee and Tea is available free, and soft drink cans for $1. Please have dinner before or after the event, or during the (quick!) break. Make sure to only get a Members ticket if you are actually a member as of the date of the course. If you are not, your ticket will be nullified.

Other workshops

Our workshops are developed by our expert members covering a range of topics that relate to science, technology, engineering, arts and maths. We run them at a near-cost price to encourage the community to learn new skills and increase accessibility.

Our standard range of workshops includings the following:

  • Internet of Things (IoT), turning things on and off via the internet, dealing with data streams and connecting devices to the internet.
  • Build your own 3D Printer, built from standard components, giving a very deep understanding of how these machines work.
  • Rasperry Pi 101, an introductory workshop on programming, electornics and hacking that is very accessible to all.
  • Build your own Drone/Quadcopter, for building your own drone and learning to fly.
  • Internet of Things 101, connecting equipment to the internet and controlling devices over any distance.
  • Arduino 101, learning about programming integrated circuits.
  • Fighting Robots, learning to build a small combat robot

If you are interested in participating in any of the aforementioned workshops or have an idea of one you would like to see then please register your interest.