Programs & Events

Programming and Electronics with the Raspberry Pi

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Family Program
Workshop or Trip
Oct. 9, 2014 | Thursday, 6:30pm
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Thursday, October 9, 2014; 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Minimum age 11. Minors 11-15 must be accompanied by a registered adult.
Location: Nature Research Center - Visual World Investigate Lab - 3rd floor
$10/person or $18/group of two

A class about pies, snakes, and electricity? No, we won’t be doing any baking or snake handling, but we will make some cool animated light art with a non-edible Raspberry Pi computer and the Python programming language. Participants in this class will use the Raspberry Pi, a credit card size computer, and Python to animate an 8x8 LED light matrix. We will work together to assemble and wire the Pi and then write code to control the matrix display. This class is intended for intermediate coders with some experience using a programming language. Come and see what you can create with a little code and 64 individual LEDs.

Program Instructor: Walt Gurley, Co-coordinator of the Visual World Investigate Lab

Registration information:  Online registration
*Please note our registration system is not compatible with smartphones.

For more information contact Debbie Huston, scheduling coordinator, at 919.707.9840.

Please Note: This program is subject to cancellation if a minimum number of participants is not met. Refunds will only be given if this program is canceled by the Museum. Notice of cancellation will be given via email, at least 48 hours in advance.