Intro to Hacking with the Raspberry Pi

Slides, Notes, Videos, etc.

The latest version is 2.2

This has been given at: Nebraska.Code 2015, Kansas City Developer Conference 2015 (and an encore), UMKC IEEE monthly meeting, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas Women in Computing conference (MINK WIC) 2015 and the Kansas City IEEE CompSoc meeting (Dec 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:  ViewDownload (PDF)
Videos: KCDC (Day 1) | KCDC (Day 2)

Code and Diagrams

Project 1 (LEDs) – GitHub – Cylon/Knight Rider Lights | Breadboard diagram |  Code downloadVideo demo

Project 2 (LCD Screen)Github – Twitter Feed / Bouncy Ball | Breadboard diagram |  Code download |  RPi_I2C_driver (needed for LCD) | Video demo

Project 3 (Sensors)GitHub – Distance Tracking | Breadboard diagram (LED/sensor example)Code download

Will post motor controller code when complete

Other exampleslcd_example | usonic

Circuit diagrams are made with Fritzing (