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Library Services Makerspace Kits: Raspberry Pi

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What is a Raspberry Pi?

"The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It is a capable little device that enables people of all ages to explore computing and to learn how to program in languages like Scratch and Python." (What is a Raspberry Pi?).

Beginners Guide 

Raspberry Pi Documentation 

Ready to get started? Check out the above beginners guide or these helpful guides and tutorials from the Raspberry Pi website below: 

Getting started with Raspberry Pi

Setting up your Raspberry Pi

Using your Raspberry Pi


Raspberry Pi Kit Checkout Policies:

The Raspberry Pi kits are available at every campus library. In the event one happens to be checked out, you can request a kit from a different location! Check their availability on the library website here!

To Checkout a kit: Be a current ACC Student, Faculty, or Staff member and have a valid ACC ID card!

Raspberry Pi  kits have a 3-week loan period with one renewal which can be done online or in person.

When you are finished with a kit, please do not return the kit to the book drops. We'd appreciate it if you could return the kit to the main desk at any campus library just so they don't get broken!

If you have any issues with a kit let us know! We can see what's going on and help you get back to making cool things!

Disclaimer: In the event of the Raspberry Pi not being returned with the kit, you may lose kit lending privileges. This is a case-by-case scenario, if you feel like this may be an issue, please reach out to a library staff member as soon as possible.


Student Learning Objectives

Completing Raspberry Pi activities will result in patrons constructing projects including home automation, networking, and controlling devices remotely. Successful completion of these projects will have patrons/users:

  • Exploring basic concepts of electricity flowing through a circuit.
  • Learning about electronic components and construction of basic circuits.
  • Exploring a variety of programming concepts.
  • Using the Raspberry Pi micro-computer to construct methods to interact with the physical world through components like LEDs and buttons


 Beginner Raspberry Pi Projects

Find basic tutorials for Raspberry Pi here! 

Learn more about Raspberry Pi and try out some projects direct from the creators of the Raspberry Pi. Beginner-level friendly! 


Intermediate to Advanced Projects

Community-sourced projects with varying levels of difficulties organized by platform. 

Instructables is a community-created hub of various projects ranging from simple art projects to intricate tech builds. Here you can find a hub of projects for Raspberry Pi and more. 

Community sourced projects that users can create or contribute to all in one place. Make: Projects aren't just limited to Raspberry Pi, but have a wide variety of projects to choose from. 

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