Intro to Hacking with the Raspberry Pi

Slides, Notes, Videos, etc.

The latest version is 3.0 which was given at the Pittsburgh Code & Supply Meetup on 8/30/2018.

This has been given at: Pittsburgh Code & Supply meetup (2018), dev up Conference 2017, Kansas City IEEE CompSoc meeting (Dec 2015), Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas Women in Computing conference (MINK WIC) 2015, UMKC IEEE monthly meeting, Kansas City Developer Conference 2015 (and an encore), and Nebraska.Code 2015.


You’ve heard lots of hype about the Raspberry Pi, the credit-card sized computer available for under $40. This talk will introduce some of the Pi’s features, explore some sample projects you can create, and show you how to write code to control hardware through it’s IO pins. After this talk you will be ready to make your own cool hacking projects with the Pi.

Quick Links

Slides:  Download (PDF)
Videos: Live stream will be posted soon.

Code and Diagrams

Code, diagrams, and images are all up on Github here:

Project 1 – LEDs (Cylon/Knight Rider KITT):

Project 2 – Sensors (Ultrasonic distances):

Project 3 – Push Buttons and LCD screen:

Miscellaneous diagrams:

Circuit diagrams are made with Fritzing (, an open-source hardware prototyping product.