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Introduction to Raspberry Pi 4

person icon Venkatesh Varadachari


Introduction to Raspberry Pi 4

Learn to create software & hardware projects using Raspberry Pi 4 & Python

updated on icon Updated on Jul, 2024

language icon Language - English

person icon Venkatesh Varadachari

English [CC]

category icon IT & Software,Hardware,Raspberry Pi

Lectures -31

Resources -3

Duration -4 hours



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Course Description

September 2020 Update

  • Important Update After the Release of Raspberry Pi OS - Changes in VNC Viewer Setup

  • FAQ on Troubleshooting the Raspberry Pi 4

July 2020 Update

  • Included Documentation to implement Remote GPIO Control over Bluetooth without any error.

Hello learners, Welcome to MAKERDEMY’s "Introduction to Raspberry Pi 4" course. This is an introductory course about Raspberry Pi 4, the credit-card sized computer, which is the latest & greatest in the line-up from the Raspberry Pi foundation. As this is a beginner level course, no prior knowledge of programming or electronics is required to start. If you are a hobbyist, a teacher, or an absolute beginner who wants to get introduced to the world of physical computing using the Raspberry Pi 4, this fully self-contained course is meant for you. We have tailored this course by giving equal importance to projects as well as the concepts. Furthermore, with numerous custom-made illustrations and animations, we have set the standard in terms of production quality. All so that you can have a terrific learning experience.

By the end of the course, you will get deep insights into the hardware features of the Raspberry Pi 4. You will learn to configure and set up the software properly and also learn to do proper troubleshooting. You will become competent with Linux & Python programming. You will learn to work with several actuators & sensors like LED, Button, Light Sensor, Motion Sensor, Motors, Ultrasonic Sensors, and much more. You will be confident in working with UART, I2C, and SPI Protocols on the Raspberry Pi 4. You will also learn wireless communication using Bluetooth and implement an IoT project using the Cayenne Platform.

So, come join me in this introductory course on the Raspberry Pi 4. I am looking forward to being your instructor and hearing about all the wonderful projects you were able to build after completing this course.

Who this course is for:

  • A hobbyist who wants to learn to work with the latest Raspberry Pi
  • A teacher who wants to get a head start into the world of Physical computing for guiding his or her students
  • A total beginner, who wants to do projects to solve problems using the Raspberry Pi


  • Get deep knowledge about the hardware features of the Raspberry Pi 4 and its applications

  • Become confident in setting up the hardware and software for the Raspberry Pi 4 and troubleshooting

  • A basic understanding of Linux and Python Programming

  • Basics of physical computation, and would be able to interface a wide variety of sensors and actuators like LED, Button, Light Sensor, Motion Sensor, Motors, Ultrasonic Sensors, and much more

  • Learn about UART, I2C and SPI Protocols on the Raspberry Pi 4 using hands-on projects

  • Control GPIO pins wirelessly using Bluetooth and be able to build basic IoT projects using the Cayenne Platform


  • Good Logical Thinking

  • Basic Understanding of Electronics

Introduction to Raspberry Pi 4


Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course

Getting Started with the Raspberry Pi 4
6 Lectures
  • play icon Introduction to the course 05:46 05:46
  • play icon Getting acquainted with Raspberry Pi, the credit card sized computer 08:34 08:34
  • play icon Part 1: In-depth insights into the hardware features of the Raspberry Pi 4 06:06 06:06
  • play icon Part 2: In-depth insights into the hardware features of the Raspberry Pi 4 09:51 09:51
  • play icon Essential Accessories & Setting up the hardware 09:32 09:32
  • play icon Course Resources, Quiz and Assignments
Setting up the Software
5 Lectures
Linux Fundamentals for Raspberry Pi
4 Lectures
Python Programming
5 Lectures
Physical Computing with Raspberry Pi 4
7 Lectures
Wireless Communication in the Raspberry Pi 4
4 Lectures

Instructor Details

Venkatesh Varadachari

Venkatesh Varadachari

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