Introduction to Raspberry Pi

  • 27 May 2017
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • FabLab Tacoma - 1939 Market Street
  • 6


  • FabLab member price
  • General Admission (non member)

Registration is closed

The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit card sized, single board Linux computer. If you have outgrown your Arduino this is a great, cost effective, next step. A Raspberry Pi with Ethernet, Wifi adapter, 4GB storage, enclosure and power supply is less than the cost of an Arduino Uno and Ethernet Shield!

Class size is limited to 8 students.

With this class, you will receive:
  • Raspberry Pi 3 Model B - 1GB RAM
  • 8GB SD card
  • Power supply
This class covers:
  • Loading an OS onto your SD card
    (this may be a handout due to time constraints)
  • Raspberry Pi first boot with monitor, keyboard and mouse
  • Basic network configuration via command line
  • SSH via Putty
  • Raspberry Pi first boot without monitor, keyboard and mouse
  • Basic file system structure, permissions, and basic commands
  • Updating and installing new software on your Raspberry Pi
  • Downloading files and software from the web to your Raspberry Pi
  • Other things you can do remotely with your Raspberry Pi
    (surf the web, Tweet, read email, chat, turn things on/off…..)
  • Bring a Laptop computer with WiFi
Things to bring to class if you have access to them:
  • Spare USB keyboard and mouse
  • HDMI LCD monitor (Composite RCA input will work)
  • An installed SSH client (For Windows users Putty is nice)
Specifications of the Raspberry Pi:
  • 900 MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • SD card slot for storage(and OS)
  • Wired 10/100 ethernet on board
  • Four USB 2.0 ports
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Composite RCA (PAL and NTSC)
  • HDMI (14 resolutions available)
  • On-board UART, I2C, SPI, GPIO
  • 1080p, h.264, MPEG4
  • Multiple Linux distros are currently available (including Debian, ChromeOS and Android)
Notes on the Raspberry pi:
  • If you’ve wanted to dip your toes in the Linux waters this is an great place to start.
  • If you’re interested in computer science, networking, scripting, web servers, web apps this board is for you.
  • Low parts count. You only need the Raspberry Pi board, an SD card and a cheap power supply to build a web enabled project or server. **You probably have an SD card and old cell phone power supply laying around already that will work.
  • The level community support for this board and the available tutorials are amazing. A lot of people have donated alot of their time to make your experience with the board fun.
I have a Raspberry Pi. My friends are jealous. What do I do with it now?
  • Pocket Desktop
  • Electronics Projects
  • The sky is the limit with the on board GPIO
  • Media Server
  • XBMC, Pandora client, etc
  • Web Server
  • Home automation, file sharing, LAMP server, etc, etc, etc….
  • Networking
  • Firewall, wireless access point, penetration testing appliance, etc
  • Data Collection, Process Monitoring (via Cosm)
  • Mobile projects
  • Car, bicycle, snow machine, motorcycle, boat…
1938 Market Street Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 426-1267

© FabLab LLC


Mondays - Tuesday | Closed

Wednesday - Thursday | Noon - 9pm

Friday  | Noon - 8pm

Saturday | Noon - 9pm

Sunday  | 1pm  -  7pm