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CSC080 - The pi-top Ecosystem

"What amplifies the transformational power ahead is the confluence of two major technological currents today: the universal access to mobile computing and the pervasive use of social networks." - Michael J. Saylor

Course Description

The pi-top Ecosystem is a summer semester course where students will build a raspberry pi based laptop and learn programming on projects that interest them. Older students can start with more sophisticated languages (Python, Java) younger students can work with scratch or explore the pi-topCREED world.

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NONE! Well, ok, maybe one(ish). You need to be about 8+ years old, want a laptop, and want to know how to program it.

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Materials List

  • Brain (1 ea, issued at birth)
  • pi-top and inventors kit - purchase when registering for the course
  • Optional - Pi Hat board for your project. Order after start of course
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Course Dates / Times

The course meets twice a week, two hours per class, over 8 weeks. 16 classes, 32 hours of instruction. Click on the specific semester link above to see current time offerings.
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Course Technology

  • Course materials, homework, and assignments are maintained on Piazza. Students will receive a link to the class page upon registration.
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Course Format

  • Build the hardware
  • Program It - we'll look at several different options and decide what we want to do!
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  • Course is $640 per enrolled student
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