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Raspberry Pi For Beginners - The Complete Course
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9h 56m

This course is designed for those interested to learn Raspberry Pi starting from scratch, use the GPIOs to control hardware components, create a web server, send emails, take pictures and videos, all from your Raspberry Pi, and learn how to be more independent when working on your future projects.

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Hi, I'm Edouard. I’m a software engineer and entrepreneur. I’ve been working on programming robots for years. When I first started I really had a lot of trouble trying to properly learn. I found what works and what doesn’t work, what I needed, and what I didn’t need. So now I’m sharing that with you, so you can save the precious time you have. Also I have co founded a robotics startup and programmed an entire robotic arm from scratch, with ROS, Raspberry Pi and Arduino. My view o

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About This Course

Who this course is for:

  • Students, Engineers, Researchers, Teachers, Developers, Hobbyists
  • Anyone wanting to learn how to get started with Raspberry Pi and build amazing projects
  • Anyone wanting to really understand what they’re doing with Raspberry Pi, Python3, and the different components you can use with the board
  • Anyone who already knows Python or Unix and wants to dive into Raspberry Pi
  • People who want to start robotics projects, home automation, web servers, IoT projects, etc. with their Raspberry Pi
  • Raspberry Pi users who feel stuck in their projects and want to get more autonomous

What you’ll learn: 

  • Master your Raspberry Pi, starting from scratch
  • Build a complete surveillance and alarm project with Raspberry Pi
  • Learn Python3 from zero, step by step
  • Install the latest version of Raspberry Pi OS on your Raspberry Pi 4 (also works on 2 and 3)
  • Use the Raspberry Pi’s GPIOs to control hardware components
  • Create a web server on your Raspberry Pi
  • Send emails from your Raspberry Pi
  • Learn how to use the terminal to get more control over your Pi
  • Take pictures and videos with the Raspberry Pi camera V2
  • Start directly with the best practices
  • Learn how to be more independent when working on your future projects
  • Get more practice with hands-on lessons, 11 activities and a final project


  • A computer + a Raspberry Pi 4 (also works with Raspberry 2 and 3)
  • Hardware components provided in one of the lectures. You can still start the course without those components
  • NO external monitor or keyboard required
  • NO programming, Unix, or hardware experience required
  • A will to learn and to progress with the Raspberry Pi

This complete hands-on, step-by-step course is targeting the latest version of Raspberry Pi, which is the Raspberry Pi 4. Note that everything also works perfectly for Raspberry Pi 2 and 3 versions.

You don’t need any knowledge in programming, electronics, or anything else. To get started, you just need a computer to work from, and a Raspberry Pi board. 

At the end of the course, you will have a strong foundation with your Raspberry Pi, and you will be able to start your own projects in no time.

Why this course? You may be just getting started, or have already started to learn how to build projects with your Raspberry Pi. But knowing what to do first, and which path to follow can be quite hard and you may feel stuck.

The problem with most online resources for Raspberry Pi is that they focus on making you run existing programs to make you feel you’ve accomplished a lot, but in reality, you’ve just copied/pasted some random code and didn’t even scratch the surface. The “why you should do that” is not involved. So, the next time you have to do something on your own, you feel stuck and too dependent on other people’s code.

This course will focus on the “why” and make you become much more autonomous with your Raspberry Pi so you will be able to start your own projects without having to desperately search for code to copy/paste on the Internet. My personal goal is to make you understand enough to get started in a short period of time, and make you think as a problem solver, with engineer-level thinking skills.

And how will we do that you may ask? Simple: HANDS-ON. STEP BY STEP. NO COPY AND PASTE. 

This course is not a course where you just download some code and run it. This is a course where you will truly understand how to write the code and work with the different Raspberry Pi functionalities. 

I will take the time to explain everything, step by step, even the basic things. I will write the code with you and explain why I write what I write. With the activities and final project, you will have even more opportunities to practice on your own, and you will make progress without even noticing it.

 Here’s an overview of the different topics we’ll cover:

  • Setup your Raspberry Pi and install Raspberry Pi OS without an external monitor and keyboard
  • Get good Python3 programming basics
  • Work with the Raspberry Pi’s GPIO panel
  • Use a PIR sensor to detect movement from your Pi
  • Discover how to use a Unix terminal and the most useful command line tools
  • Send an email from your Raspberry Pi
  • Take photos and videos using the Raspberry Pi camera V2
  • Create a web server on your Raspberry Pi with the Flask framework

 The course is divided into 15 sections to make it easier to navigate and track progress. Each section is focused on one topic. For each topic, we start with hands-on and explanations.

And along the way, through the different sections, you will have many opportunities to practice on the most important points.

After learning all those topics, you’ll work on a final project where you can practice more on everything you’ve seen in the course. This is also a good opportunity to mix different functionalities together, which is where you can really start to create much bigger and powerful applications.

So, don’t wait any longer and start your Raspberry Pi journey with this course!

The teaching method I use is now a proven method – not because I or someone arbitrarily said so, but because of the tons of positive feedback about successful learning results I’ve received over the years with thousands of students.

I don’t come from an academic background. I’m an engineer and all I’ve done is to try to solve real problems by being practical on what I need to do and to learn. I actually used Raspberry Pi to program an entire 6 axis robotic arm which is now on the market. This forced me to go to the point and focus on what’s really useful.

This experience and the lessons I’ve learned is what I want to share with you. Understanding the “why” and focusing on practicing on the key points, is, to me, one of the best ways to progress 10x faster.

My goal here is to give you more freedom when you start a project. To make you less dependent on what you may find (or not) on the Internet. To think more by yourself when building new projects.

See you in the course! 

Note – This course is not for you if:

  • You’re not interested in understanding what you’re doing and prefer a quick copy/paste solution
  • You’re already an advanced Raspberry Pi user

Our Promise to You

By the end of this course, you will have learned to master your Raspberry Pi, starting from scratch.

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Course Curriculum

Section 1 - Introduction
Welcome! 00:00:00
What Is Raspberry Pi And What Can You Do With It? 00:00:00
List Of Materials For This Course – And Recommendations 00:00:00
How To Get The Most Out Of This Course 00:00:00
Course Resources And Practice Files 00:00:00
Section 2 - Install Raspberry Pi OS Without Any External Monitor Or Keyboard
Intro 00:00:00
Flash The Raspberry Pi OS On Your Micro SD Card 00:00:00
Setup Wi-Fi And SSH Directly On The Micro SD Card 00:00:00
Boot Your Raspberry Pi For The First Time And Find Its IP Address 00:00:00
Connect To Your Pi Using SSH 00:00:00
Important! BEFORE You Watch The Next Lesson On VNC 00:00:00
Setup VNC To Get A Remote Access To Your Raspberry Pi OS Desktop 00:00:00
Finish The Startup Configuration – Last Steps 00:00:00
Section 3 - Program With Python3 - Variables And Functions
Intro 00:00:00
Your First Python Program – Discover The Thonny IDE 00:00:00
Variables 00:00:00
Variables – Data Types 00:00:00
Functions 00:00:00
Variables – Scope 00:00:00
Activity 01 – Create A Function To Concatenate 2 Uppercase Strings 00:00:00
Activity 01 – Solution 00:00:00
Section 4 - Program With Python3 - Conditions, Loops, Lists
Conditions 00:00:00
Conditions Operators 00:00:00
Activity 02 – Validate User Input 00:00:00
Activity 02 – Solution 00:00:00
Loops 00:00:00
Lists 00:00:00
Activity 03 – Compute Max Value Inside A List 00:00:00
Activity 03 – Solution 00:00:00
Python Modules 00:00:00
Program With Python3 – Section Conclusion 00:00:00
Section 5 - Build Your First Raspberry Pi Circuit
Intro 00:00:00
Warning – PLEASE WATCH – How To Safely Manipulate Your Board 00:00:00
Setup VNC To Get A Remote Access To Your Raspberry Pi OS Desktop 00:00:00
The Resistors Color Code 00:00:00
Build Your First Circuit – 1 LED And 1 Resistor 00:00:00
Section 6 - Control Raspberry Pi's GPIOs With Python
How GPIOs Work 00:00:00
Create A Python Program To Make An LED Blink 00:00:00
Activity 04 – Set The LED’s State From User Input 00:00:00
Activity 04 – Solution 00:00:00
Add A Push Button To Your Circuit 00:00:00
Detect When A Button Is Pressed With Python 00:00:00
Section 7 - Practice More With GPIOs
Activity 05: Power On The LED When The Button Is Pressed 00:00:00
Activity 05 – Solution 00:00:00
Add 2 More LEDs To Your Circuit 00:00:00
Activity 06 – Change The Powered On LED When Pressing The Button 00:00:00
Activity 06 – Solution 00:00:00
Activity 07 – Optimize Your Code With Lists And Functions 00:00:00
Activity 07 – Solution 00:00:00
Section 8 - Detect Movement With A PIR Sensor
Intro 00:00:00
Tune The PIR Sensor 00:00:00
Add The PIR Sensor To Your Circuit 00:00:00
Read The PIR’s Data With Python 00:00:00
Activity 08 – Power On An LED When Motion Is Detected – Your First Alarm System 00:00:00
Activity 08 – Solution 00:00:00
Section 9 - Use The Terminal On Your Raspberry Pi
Intro 00:00:00
Navigation And File System 00:00:00
Edit Files From The Terminal With Nano 00:00:00
Create, Remove, And Manipulate Files 00:00:00
Install And Update Software 00:00:00
A Few More Terminal Commands To Gain More Control Over Your Raspberry Pi 00:00:00
Section 10 - Python3 And The Terminal
Install Python Modules 00:00:00
Work With Python From The Terminal 00:00:00
Read, Write, And Manipulate Files With Python 00:00:00
Activity 09 – Create A New Python Script From The Terminal 00:00:00
Activity 09 – Solution 00:00:00
Section 11 - Send An Email From Your Raspberry Pi
Intro 00:00:00
Create A New Gmail Account 00:00:00
Install A New Python Module: yagmail 00:00:00
Get The Password In Your Python Program 00:00:00
Send Your First Email From The Raspberry Pi 00:00:00
Add An Attachment To Your Email 00:00:00
Section 12 - Add Vision To Your Applications With The Raspberry Pi Camera V2 Module
Intro 00:00:00
Plug The Camera To Your Raspberry Pi 00:00:00
Enable The Camera 00:00:00
Take A Photo From The Terminal 00:00:00
Record A Video From The Terminal 00:00:00
Take A Photo With Python 00:00:00
Record A Video With Python 00:00:00
Activity 10 – Take A Series Of Pictures 00:00:00
Activity 10 – Solution 00:00:00
Section 13 - Create A Web Application On Your Raspberry Pi With Flask And Python
Intro 00:00:00
Write Your First Web Server 00:00:00
Add A New URL And Connect Flask With GPIOs 00:00:00
Activity 11 – Choose Which LED To Power On From Your Web Browser 00:00:00
Activity 11 – Solution 00:00:00
Section 14 - Final Project
Intro – Project Overview 00:00:00
Project – Step 1 00:00:00
Project – Step 2 00:00:00
Project – Step 3 00:00:00
Project – Step 4 00:00:00
Project – Step 5 00:00:00
Project – Step 6 00:00:00
Project – Step 7 00:00:00
Project Conclusion – Going Further 00:00:00
Section 15 - Conclusion
What You’ve Learned 00:00:00
What To Do Next 00:00:00

Course Review


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  1. Anonymous
    Geraldine Winston July 27, 2022 at 09:41 AM

    L o n g class - but worth it!


    My son has a Rasberry Pi, now I can speak his language. I had no idea you could do so much with a Rasberry Pi! I can’t wait to dig in more on this. The class was well paced. I am a novice but the explanations were great.



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