1. Getting Started

In this lesson students will learn about the Raspberry Pi computer and the components provided in the kit.  Having a completed kit as an example will be helpful but not necessary.  Begin by showing this short video about a raspberry Pi.

If the boxes have not been assembled have students refer to this post for building instructions.

The kits include these parts:

Raspberry Pi 3 + support
  • Raspberry Pi 3
  • Micro SD card 16GB – With Raspbian
  • Micro USB Cable
  • USB Power Supply 3 Port
Screen / Interface Parts
  • LCD 7″ 1024×600 with speakers
  • 30CM HDMI Cable
  • Keyboard – wired compact – full size keys
  • Mouse – wired retractable cord
Accessory Parts
  • RPi Compatible 5MP Camera – Not official
  • RPi GPIO Reference Card
  • Jumper Wire 20pcs 20CM 2.54mm M-F
  • Jumper Wire 20pcs 20CM 2.54mm F-F
  • Jumper Wire 20pcs 20CM 2.54mm M-M
  • Alligator clip jumper 2 pieces random color
  • Breadboard 400 holes
  • 5x LEDs 5MM
  • 4x Push Buttons – Breadboard Compatible
  • 20x 100R Resistor
  • 20x 330R Resistor
  • 20x 470R Resistor
  • 20x 1K Resistor
  • 20x 10K Resistor
  • 20x 100K Resistor
  • Piezo passive speaker
  • PIR infrared motion sensor
  • Ultrasonic Distance Sensor
  • DHT11 humidity + temp sensor
  • RGB LED Ring 12 pixels – WS2812
  • 2x 9g Servo
Growth Mindset
  • 2x Brushbot kit
Packaging

The video below introduces the various components and describes how to to power on the Raspberry Pi computer.

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