Raspberry Pi Bootcamp : For the Beginner

person icon Lee Assam

Raspberry Pi Bootcamp : For the Beginner

Learn about the Raspberry Pi, build a DIY Google Home Clone, RetroPie Gaming System, work with GPIO pins and much more..

updated on icon Updated on Sep, 2023

language icon Language - English

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Course Description

This course is an introduction to the Raspberry Pi platform. It uses the latest Raspberry Pi 4. It is catered for all levels and those interested in learning about the Raspberry Pi and its capabilities.

It is a step by step course to help you get your Raspberry Pi up and running, show how to build circuits that connect to the Raspberry Pi and build applications like a RetroPie gaming system and Google Assistant Personal Device!

All code, presentations, documentation and links are provided for learners.

After completing this course:

  • You will understand all the components needed to get your Raspberry Pi up and running and how to connect them

  • You will learn how to easily prepare an SD card and flash it for any Operating System for the Pi

  • You will learn to work with GPIO (General Purpose Input Output) pins and how to programmatically control them with Python

  • You will be able to build simple circuits with an LED and interface them to GPIO pins

  • You will build a fully functioning gaming system with RetroPie to play old Nintendo, Sega, PlayStation games and games from many other older consoles..

  • You will build a Personal Digital Assistant or Google Home Clone using the Google Assistant API complete with robust speech recognition

  • You will learn about the different types of Raspberry Pi models

  • You will learn the difference between Arduino and Raspberry Pi and when you should use one over the other

  • Lots more bonus content is included and new content will be added over time

No previous knowledge is required. All principles taught from scratch! The best and easiest way to get up to speed and become extremely familiar with the Raspberry Pi Platform.

Don't just take my word for it, here are what some past students are saying about the course:

A great way to get started in the Raspberry PI world for a novice like myself. Lee explains step by step what is needed to accomplish the task and why it is necessary. Just a great way to get your feet wet. ~ Anthony Inniss

Good examples and easy to understand ~ Brad Egebart

Just exactly the intro to Raspberry Pi I was looking for! Great instructor and excellent course. - Adam Mueller

The instructor is very easy to understand unlike many other courses. All steps are included and there isnt a lot of repeated information. Getting a gaming system going was worth the price of everything.~ Dan Viste

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone interested in learning about Raspberry Pi
  • Student
  • Electronics Hobbyist
  • Maker


What will you learn in this course:

  • Become familiar with Raspberry Pi

  • Learn how to easily prepare SD cards for any Raspberry Pi Operating System

  • Build a Digital Assistant using the Google Assistant API and Raspberry Pi

  • Build a Gaming System with Raspberry Pi

  • Understand how to work with GPIO pins and external peripherals

  • Install and configure a Web Server

  • Learn how to control circuits and peripherals over the internet via a web page


What are the prerequisites for this course?

  • No previous programming or electronics knowledge required

  • Everything is taught from scratch!

  • Raspberry Pi 3

  • USB mouse

  • USB keyboard

  • HDMI cable

  • Power Adapter for Raspberry Pi

  • Micro SD card

Raspberry Pi Bootcamp : For the Beginner


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

4 Lectures
  • play icon Intro Video 03:01 03:01
  • play icon What is a Raspberry Pi? 04:08 04:08
  • play icon Overview of the Raspberry Pi 4 03:39 03:39
  • play icon Hardware needed for the course
Setting up your Raspberry Pi
7 Lectures
Raspbian setup and configuration
3 Lectures
Connecting remotely to your Raspberry Pi
3 Lectures
Using GPIO (General Purpose Input Output) pins
2 Lectures
Programmatically controlling GPIO pins
4 Lectures
Installing a Web Server
2 Lectures
Controlling Circuits from a Web Page
5 Lectures
Set up your own Gaming System using the Raspberry Pi
9 Lectures
Creating a Google Home Clone
11 Lectures
1 Lectures
Additional Content
4 Lectures

Instructor Details

Lee Assam

Lee Assam

Lee holds a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a Master's Degree in Computer Science.

He has taught at Universities on topics ranging from Software Development to Electrical Engineering and prototyping. He likes coming up with new ideas and prototyping them using the Arduino and Raspberry Pi platforms.

His passion for innovation has resulted in several wins in Hack Day competitions. He is a US Patent holder and has numerous US Patent Applications currently being reviewed. He tries to understand how the latest technolgy can be used to solve business problems and challenges in creative ways.

His hobby is Arduino and the Internet of Things. He has been playing around with the Arduino and the Raspberry Pi platforms since their inception, and he uses his Electrical Engineering background coupled with software development skills to create and develop exciting projects.

He prefers a hands-on, project-based learning approach and uses his teaching background to make concepts fun and entertaining, while at the same time educational and informative.

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