Module I:Electronic Devices Connections
Intro: What is the learning module about? For whom is it of interest? How will you learn?
Scenario: Narrative task which is presented in an authentic situation.
Development of the concrete tasks, the work plan, (international) division of work, ways of collaboration
(Multidisciplinary or multinational) problem solving, implementation of the tasks
Assessment of training success
Meta-cognitive self-reflexion and evaluation of the learning process
Use basic programming constructs to create simple programs
Use basic digital, analogue, and electromechanical components
Description of the Sensors
Activation to the I/O of the RaspberriPi
Task 1. Physical Computing with Raspberry Pi
Electronic Hardware needed for the Raspberry Pi
One powerful feature of the Raspberry Pi is the row of GPIO pins along the top edge of the board. GPIO stands for General-Purpose Input/Output. These pins are a physical interface between the Raspberry Pi and the outside world. At the simplest level, you can think of them as switches that you can turn on or off (input) or that the Pi can turn on or off (output).
The GPIO pins allow the Raspberry Pi to control and monitor the outside world by being connected to electronic circuits. The Pi is able to control LEDs, turning them on or off, run motors, and many other things. It’s also able to detect whether a switch has been pressed, the temperature, and light. We refer to this as physical computing.
There are 40 pins on the Raspberry Pi (26 pins on early models), and they provide various different functions.
If you have a RasPiO pin label, it can help to identify what each pin is used for. Make sure your pin label is placed with the keyring hole facing the USB ports, pointed outwards.