Raspberry Pi is recognised as one of developers' favourite mini computers. The mini-computer is so diverse that it can be used to develop different projects and applications.
According to the Raspberry Pi Foundation, since the first release in 2012, it sold a total of 30 million Raspberry Pi units by the end of 2019.
Whether you want to create a project or just aspire to learn a new skill, the basics of Raspberry Pi are out there for anyone to learn - you don’t even have to be a developer (although it might help).
There are plenty of courses online to help you learn all you need to know about Raspberry Pi. Here are some of the best.
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Raspberry Pi for beginners
- Price: £22.99/ $29.99 (Free 1-month trial)
- Course level: Intermediate
- Duration: 2 hours
Raspberry Pi for beginners is a tutorial course available on LinkedIn Learning. The course includes a step-by-step tour of the hardware as well as a rundown for the kinds of projects and applications you might be able to build.
The course provides tutorials on how to setup, configure and create experiments with a Raspberry Pi. Beginners will also learn all about the voltage required, the different types of memory cards the device supports, and more.
Interfacing with the Raspberry Pi
- Price: Free enrolment
- Duration: 15 hours
Interfacing with the Raspberry Pi is an online course by University of California, Irvine. It includes lessons on how to use the different Raspberry Pi protocols with external devices.
With four modules spread over four weeks, the course will also provide a tutorial of the basic design of a sensor-actuator system and how to build more sophisticated hardware systems using Raspberry Pi expansion boards to create IoT devices.
Raspberry Pi Full Stack Raspbian Course
- Price: £9.99/ $11.99 (original price is £124.99)
- Duration: 9.5 hours
Raspberry Pi Full Stack provides a hands-on course, which is designed to teach users how to build an IoT application based on a Raspberry Pi computer.
Raspberry Pi Platform & Python Programming for Raspberry Pi
- Price: Free enrolment
- Duration: 14 hours
The Raspberry Pi Platform & Python Programming for Raspberry Pi is another course by University of California, Irvine.
It provides lessons on how to set up a Raspberry Pi environment, get a Linux operating system running and write basic Python code on the mini-computer.
The course is broken into videos, assignments and quizzes for students to receive the full experience of learning the basics of Raspberry Pi and Python.
Complete Python 3 and Raspberry Pi Masterclass
- Price: £9.99/ $9.99 (original price is £19.99)
- Duration: 20.5 hours
The Complete Python 3 and Raspberry Pi Masterclass provides much more detail on how Python and Raspberry Pi work together, along with the basics of Python 3 and how to set up and use a Raspberry Pi.
It also teaches how to create a simple LED project, image processing and an introduction to hardware and the GPIO of Raspberry Pi.
The masterclass includes 177 lectures in a total of 20.5 hours of on-demand video, but offers the flexibility for users to learn at their own pace.