Raspberry Pi Basics

8 Hours
Junior High, High School, Adult
What is Raspberry Pi?
The Raspberry Pi is a low-cost, credit-card sized computer. You can plug it into a computer monitor or TV, attach a standard keyboard and mouse, and program it as you wish. This capable yet little device enables anyone - no matter how old you are - to explore computing, and learn how to program it with Scratch or in a language like Python.
Why Raspberry Pi?
Raspberry Pi has unlimited possibilities to interact with the outside world. It has been used in a wide array of digital maker projects, from music machines and parent detectors to weather stations and tweeting birdhouses with infra-red cameras.

Course Outline


  • What can it do
  • How to play with it


  • Image download
  • Raspberry Pi setup
  • Using command-line interface

I/O with Scratch

  • Installation
  • LED control
  • Servo control
  • Temperature and humidity sensor
  • Ultrasonic sensor
  • Motion sensor

Learning Outcome

With Raspberry Pi, you will learn how to program and understand how computers work.
You can choose your favour project to have fun and endless inspiration.


Possible projects

Automatic rubbish bin
Security system

Frequently Asked Questions

This course is ideal for beginners who don’t have prior knowledge in programming, electronics, or anything else. Whatever the reason or your age, you can join this course to have fun.
This is an 8 hours course. You will have 4 classes; 2 hours per class.
You can discuss with the tutor what time works best for you.
This course is open to students of all backgrounds and has no prerequisites.
You can talk with our tutor either in English or Cantonese.
We will borrow you a Raspberry Pi and some components for your projects during the course period. However, you will need to prepare your own monitor, keyboard, and mouse.
You can register for the course via the contact form.
Feel free to contact us with some information on your background and what you hope to learn. We can then provide some personalized course advisement.