T3 Elective Course

Summer 2019

Highlights from the 2019 UB/UBMS

T3 Alliance Course

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Course Description

This is an introductory course about a wallet sizedcomputer known as Raspberry Pi. This course is ideal for those who are interested in exploring the possibilities of Raspberry Pi as a computer or those who are interested in exploring careers in computer science and programming. The course does not assume any prior knowledge on computers or programming. Students will have the opportunity to learn all the components of the Raspberry Pi during this course.

This course will teach students how to hook up the Raspberry Pi with a keyboard and monitor so that you can use it as a low-cost computer, as well as, teach students how to program the Raspberry Pi so that they can interact with it in a variety of ways including: taking pictures, monitoring temperature and humidity of a room or area, create lighting effects using LED sensors, and much more. Exploration of NODE Red and other programming software will be integrated into this course.

Course Goals

Goal 1: Students will be engaged in activities that foster a growth mindset

Goal 2: Students will be able to build a working Raspberry Pi interface

Goal 3: Students will become more familar with the components of the Raspberry Pi

Goal 4: Through interactions using the Raspberry Pi interface, students will be able to design a community problem solving project

Goal 5: Students will be exposed to STEM aligned activities to increase student interest in these fields and promote the increase of skill and team building