2018 Ultimate Guide to Raspberry Pi : Tips, Tricks and Hacks

2018 Ultimate Guide to Raspberry Pi : Tips, Tricks and Hacks

Learn the Raspberry Pi 3 from the initial setup to building advanced applications like an Amazon Echo Clone!

Start learning about the Raspberry Pi and build fun projects right now!

Master the Raspberry Pi 3

We will build a replica of an Amazon Echo Clone with the Raspberry Pi that uses the Alexa Voice Service
Build an Amazon Echo Clone
We will build an alarm with a PIR sensor and Raspberry Pi
Work with GPIO Pins
Build a PIR Sensor Alarm Circuit
Learn how to interact programmatically with external sensors and components
Learn how to interface the Raspberry Pi with external sensors, peripherals and components
Master the Raspberry Pi Module. You will learn how to write programs to interact with the Pi Camera Module
Learn to work with the Raspberry Pi Camera Module
Learn basic Linux commands to make you productive. You will learn how to work with the Terminal.
Learn Linux and how to work with the Terminal
We will how to control an LED using Python with the Raspberry Pi
Learn Python by perfoming line-by-line code reviews and understand how to interface components and sensors to the Raspberry Pi
Master the Raspberry Pi
  • No previous programming or electronics knowledge is required.
  • You get the best information that I have compiled over years of trial and error and experience!
  • Learn the Raspberry Pi 3 fast!
  • Install software, build circuits, make projects!

Wait, why are you asking me to pay $10.99 for this when I could get a bunch of Raspberry Pi stuff and tutorials on the Internet for FREE??

Anyone can be self taught. But it takes a lot of time! Hours and Hours! There is a lot of Raspberry Pi information scattered all over the internet.

The problem is that it is not put together in a step by step logical, structured and cohesive way.

Start at the beginning and learn how to set things up. Then move into how to properly install and flash SD cards.

Then dive into software applications and working with GPIO pins and sensors and peripherals.

It is very difficult to find high-quality content and reliable material which takes you from beginner to advanced.

This course does that for you!

You can find a million tutorials online that show how to get started with a Raspberry Pi.

But that is probably where it stops. There is no in-depth resource which progressively takes you through how to use the Raspberry Pi to build applications.

What about a resource that goes into depth about GPIO (General Purpose Input Output) pins and shows you how to connect them with external peripherals and sensors.

How about the Python code that is needed to work with the Pi and GPIO pins?

You may be able to find sample programs scattered online, but if you are new to programming, do they take the time to explain the code, how it works, what libraries you need to import?

This course explains everything in detail. We go through a variety of projects and applications like using a PIR sensor with the Raspberry Pi, using the Raspberry Pi Camera module, detetecting inputs at GPIO pins, reading outputs.

The code, background principles, everything is explained in detail!

Chances are, NOT LIKELY! The developer has long moved on. Python programs break all the time, because new Raspbian installs or updates to Python cause dependency issues and chances are something will break! It happens!

All the code for the projects and tutorials in this course are supported. If something breaks, I will fix it. You can be rest assured that the code, samples, exercises are supported.

When you purchase this course, I am available to help with you Raspberry Pi questions. I have been playing around with the Raspberry Pi since its inception in 2012.

You also have access to the community of students taking this course. You will not be alone on your journey of learning the Raspberry Pi, you can get help from me and others.

Getting help on the Internet can be hit or miss. You don't know the accuracy of the information that you will get. How reassuring it is that when you ask a question, you can get help in a couple hours! Reliable and accurate help.

When you purchase this course, you get access to the materials for life. I host my courses on Udemy.com. At the price of $10.99, I have packed years of experience in a step-by-step logical introduction to Raspberry Pi. We start with simple concepts such as setting it up. Then move onto more complex use cases and applications.

30 day money-back guarantee if you are not satisfied FOR ANY REASON!

At $10.99, this course is easily worth hundreds of dollars. What a steal!

Try it out and if it is not hands down the best Raspberry Pi learning experience you have had, get your money back in 30 days! No Questions Asked!

Course Curriculum

  • All about SD Cards
  • Understanding some basics about SD Cards
  • Accessing SD Cards
  • Downloading and Installing Etcher for Flashing your SD Card
  • Alternative approaches to preparing SD Cards
  • Installing the Raspbian Operating System by Flashing our SD Card
  • Resource for checking the validity of your SD Card
  • Tips for Preventing SD Card Corruption Issues
  • Configuring your Raspbian OS Install
  • Standard configuration settings and best practices
  • Connecting Remotely to your Raspberry Pi
  • Introduction to Remote Connections
  • SSH (Secure Shell) Free Preview
  • VNC (Virtual Network Computing)
  • SFTP (Secure (SSH) File Transfer Protocol)
  • SCP (Secure Copy)
  • RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol connection - Windows)
  • Working with the Terminal
  • Introduction to the Terminal
  • Terminal Cheat Sheet
  • Understanding User Modes in Linux
  • Useful General Terminal Commands for the Raspberry Pi
  • File and Directory Commands
  • Networking Commands
  • System Commands
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Installing Software on your Raspberry Pi
  • Understanding the APT Ecosystem
  • Installing Software using APT
  • Working with GPIO (General Purpose Input Output) Pins
  • Introduction to GPIO pins
  • Standard Compononents needed
  • Downloading Code and Resources for the Course from Github
  • Using the Power Pins on the Raspberry Pi
  • Powering an LED
  • Blinking an LED
  • Wiring Change to Blink an LED
  • Demo the circuit
  • Code Review
  • Using a push button switch to control an LED
  • Introduction and components that are needed
  • Wiring up the circuit
  • Demo the circuit
  • Code Review
  • Building a Simple Alarm with a PIR Sensor
  • Introduction and components that are needed
  • Wiring up the circuit
  • Demo the circuit
  • Code Review
  • Working with Cameras and Images
  • Introduction
  • Working with USB Web Cams
  • Connecting your USB Web Cam
  • Installing and Configuring Motion to setup a Web Cam Server
  • Demo of the Motion Web Cam Server
  • Preparing your System and installing fswebcam
  • Using fswebcam
  • Using a script to take images with fswebcam
  • fswebcam script code review
  • Let's make an Amazon Echo Clone
  • Why build an Amazon Echo Clone? Free Preview
  • Components that are needed
  • Setting up your Amazon Developer Account and Registering your Amazon Echo Clone
  • Installing Git and the Alexa Pi Software
  • Demo of the Amazon Echo Clone
  • Closing
  • Closing Comments

Learn about Raspberry Pi

This online course will provide the information you need to Master the Raspberry Pi 3!

It assumes no prior programming or electronics knowledge and walks you through everything you need to know to use the platform to the fullest!

Start with the basics and advanced to more complex topics like working with GPIO pins, interfacing external sensors and peripherals to the Raspberry Pi, working with the USB Web Cams and the Raspberry Pi Camera Module and building an Amazon Echo Clone.

Here is a closer look at some of the additional topics that are covered:

What you will learn

  • We will first dive into what the Raspberry Pi is and learn what components you need to set everything up
  • Step by step videos on how to set it up
  • We will walk through how to easily flash an SD card with any OS for the Pi
  • We will talk about tips to prevent SD card corruption
  • We will show configuration tips for the Raspbian Operating System
  • Multiple methods of connecting remotely to your Raspberry Pi will be covered to show how you can run it in "headless mode" without a monitor
  • We dive into the Terminal and Linux commands to show how you can navigate your system, work with files, perform network and system commands and keyboard shortcuts
  • We dive in depth into the APT Package system for installing software and show how to install any software for your Pi
  • Best practices for securing your Raspberry Pi are covered
  • We install a Web Server using different approaches
  • We work with GPIO pins and show how you can control LEDs, determine if a button is pressed, work with a PIR sensor and will make a PIR sensor alarm circuit
  • We will do Python code reviews for the projects so you will understand how the software and hardware work together
  • We work with cameras and images and show how you can setup a USB web cam and install software to create a live streaming camera feed
  • We use the Raspberry Pi Camera module and show how you can interact with it programmatically to take photos, video and create special effects
  • We create a working Amazon Echo Clone with the Alexa Voice Service
  • Much much more!

What are the requirements?

  • No previous programming or electronics knowledge required. Just a passion for mastering the Raspberry Pi

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand what the Raspberry Pi is and how to set it up
  • Understand the process of installing any OS for the Raspberry Pi
  • Understand how to connect remotely to your Raspberry Pi and run it in headless mode
  • Learn the ins and outs of working with the Terminal and Linux commands
  • How to install software using the APT Package system
  • Learn how to setup a Web Server
  • Learn how to work with GPIO pins and read external inputs and sensors (buttons and PIR sensors)
  • Learn how to work with USB Cameras
  • Learn how to use the Raspberry Pi Camera Module and interact with it programattically
  • Learn how to make an Amazon Echo Clone

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone who wants to master the Raspberry and learn tips, tricks and hacks to make you more productive


Don't just take my word for it, listen to what students are saying about the course...

It's a really really nice introductory course with simple real applications. I look forward to the next more advanced course. Keep up the good work Lee. Two thumbs up!

Taufik Adi Nugraha

really Great course im really new to Raspberry Pi and Mr Lee Asam's explanation has been spot on worth every penny really appreciate this instructor just the right information at the right place it's made me feel very comfortable thankyou sir looking forward to more courses of yours.

Aaron Fernandez

Pace is measured to suit novice and tone is just right. Delivery, then, is excellent.

Ray Kingdon

Very well presented with good all round knowledge and clear explanations. All wrapped up in clear and well shot video

Richard Clarke

One of the best lecture on raspberry Pi looking forward for future cources.

Farhan Zaman

Excellent instruction and very detailed ! Great teacher overall!

Sean Aberman