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  • NONAC02007

Tinker Labs 1 - Intro to the Pi

Non-accredited Short Course
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Pi not Pie!

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Course overview

Course overview

This course is the first in a series of hands on practical workshops to develop valuable skills relating to the Internet of Things (IoT).  Tinker Labs introduce new tools and skills that are used by those in; STEM, Makers, DIY’s, Engineers, Designers, Startups, Inventors, and Creators in General.

This Lab will introduce the Raspberry Pi, which is the most famous and useful tool for you, the Maker.  The Pi can be turned into a fully functioning computer, smart tv, home automation system, drone, industrial automation & control system, Ai development kit, interactive art, robot, and so much more.  In this Lab we will set up a Pi, establish Internet connectivity, upgrade the tools, tour the features, and taste the ease of development with visual configuration tools.

This course is a must for anyone interested or involved in STEM’s, computing, IoT, electronics, security systems, home automation, robotics, teaching, automation, wearable tech, fashion tech and more.

As an outcome, students will understand much of the terminology and concepts of IoT or Cyber Physical Systems.  Understanding of the hype and the high level components that make up the IoT architectures including ability to identify the different layers and the components of each layer.  Completion of this course will equip you with the fundamental understandings to continue with more advanced topics and courses that are to being released.

'IOT Series' suggested pattern: Fundamentals 1 - Concepts  > Tinker Lab 1 (Raspberry Pi) >  Fundamentals 2 - Components > Intro to Coding > Tinker Lab 2 (Pi and Puck) > Controller Basics > Tinker Lab 3 (Node-Red Pi) > Basic electronics > Tinker Lab 4 (Arduino) > Intro to Javascript > Tinker Lab 5 (Firebase) > Cloud Platforms  > Tinker Labs 6 (Cloud Functions) > Coding Node.js > Tinker Lab 7 (End-to-end IoT)

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  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
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Selection criteria

An understanding of information systems is beneficial.  An ability to use computers and Internet browsers are essential.  Participants should be comfortable with learning technical jargon.

Resources required

Participants will need to bring along a Raspberry Pi 3 model B or B+ with a power supply.  These are available from all good 'Maker' suppliers locally or online such as: NQ Maker Supplies or Jaycar

Recommend to bring a spare 16Gb micro SD card for more flexibility.  There will be a card provided for this specific Lab content.

Assessment Methods

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All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland