University trades textbook for Raspberry Pi
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Ethan Sprissler is the instructor for the 900 student class (split into two sections, 400 and 500 students respectively). He uses the Raspberry Pi instead of the traditional textbook. This provides a low-cost, low risk platform that gives students the tools and foundation for innovation.
First, the students watch this presentation to understand how easy it is to use the Raspberry Pi. They learn how to:
- Run a web server using a single line of Python.
- Run a customized web server that parses the URL query line.
- Use the Raspberry Pi camera to take still images.
- Drive the camera from web browser clients, using a simple customized web server written in Python.
The source code of the Python examples are available on Github.