RP01: MicroComputer – Raspberry-Pi Basic Starter Course

About the Course

Interested in MicroComputers and the Internet-of-Things?


Learn the basics of microcomputers using the very popular Raspberry-Pi microcomputer. Connect sensors and actuators in real-time and program these to build fun projects. Instructor-led courses using real kit (Raspberry-Pi, breadboard, electronic components).

What is a Raspberry-Pi?
The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV via an HDMI port, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It can also be programmed from a computer via a USB cable. It is a capable little device that enables people of all ages to explore computing and to learn how to program in languages like Python. It uses a Linux-based operating system and is capable of doing everything you’d expect a desktop computer to do, from browsing the internet and playing high-definition video, to making spreadsheets, word-processing, and playing games.

Robotix Lab educates by doing, thereby merging innovative thinking with technology, allowing for creative tinkering to produce projects that link to the Internet-of-Things.

Course presenter: Bernhard Heyer (MSc-BIS (Amsterdam); NHDip-ElecEng; Dip-Datametric; Cisco-CCAI(Birmingham)) has a passion for education and has many years of experience lecturing in electrical engineering and ICT courses and has worked in large automation industries. He also lectured in the Netherlands and Germany.

Who is the target audience?

This course is for anyone who is interested in learning about microcomputers using the Raspberry-Pi. The course does not require any prior knowledge about the Raspberry-Pi. However, basic computer skills are necessary with an interest in technology and a basic understanding of the Python Programming Language would be preferred. High school, post-school, hobbyists, career changing, home-executives, retired, etc. are all welcome!

Course Information

  • Gain a basic understanding of microcomputers and the terminology used.
  • Unpack the kit, install the software and perform hardware connections.
  • Create structured and efficient Raspberry-Pi programs.
  • Learn to code in the Python programming language.
  • Become familiar with sensors (inputs) and actuators (outputs) linked to the R-Pi.
  • Build basic electronic circuits using a breadboard.
  • Learn about electronics and use a multi-meter.
  • Gain confidence with your next Raspberry-Pi project.

The exercises help to build up a basic knowledge of microcomputers and dealing with lights (LED’s), sounds, external devices, etc.

When:  – express your interest by sending an Email to: info@robotixlab.co.za

Time:  10h00 – 16h00

Where:  – Somerset West venue – to be finalised;
– Stellenbosch Technopark, 4 Meson Close

Kit:  The Kit and Software is included in the course fee.


Fee:  on application.

Bank Details:  First National Bank, Account No. 62013435939, Branch 200610


Click here to   PR01: Apply online

or, for an application form, send an Email to:   info@robotixlab.co.za

Contact Details:

T: +27 (0)21 023 0164    E: info@robotixlab.co.za

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