Raspberry Pi Maker Kit: IoT as a hands-on experience
The growth of the Internet of Things cannot be stopped. Further application scenarios open up every day; new devices, apps and gadgets are published. With the Raspberry Pi Maker Kit (sensors) the technical specialized publishing house Franzis from Haar near Munich offers an IoT learning package not only for beginners, who want to develop and convert some ideas with and in the Internet of things.
What the human senses are to us, those are the sensors for the Raspberry Pi and most other IoT devices. Whether robots, alarm systems or measuring devices, without the connection of analog or digital sensors, numerous projects cannot be realized.
The Raspberry Pi Maker Kit (Sensors) teaches how sensors are connected to the mini-computer – and also how they are programmed. Python” is mainly used for programming.
(Python is an interpreted high-level programming language for general-purpose programming. Created by Guido van Rossum and first released in 1991, Python has a design philosophy that emphasizes code readability, notably using significant whitespace. – Source: Wikipedia)
Accordingly, the total scope of the 63 components of the learning package also includes numerous sensors. Under it:
- Analog Hall sensor
- NTC (thermistor; temperature sensor)
- tilt sensor
- moisture sensor
- digital temperature sensor
In addition, the package contains numerous LEDs, resistors, circuit boards, diodes, a segment display, various jumper cables and more – which make numerous projects feasible with the enclosed manual, as well as downloadable source codes and circuit diagrams. Among other things:
- alarm annunciators
- temperature reading
- temperature plotter
- computer digital voltmeter
- emergency lights
- object detection
- Optical distance measurement
- magnetic field meter
- Magnetic balance
- digital clock
- Digital Thermometer
The Raspberry Pi Maker Kit for the Internet of Things is available directly from Franzis Verlag and currently costs around 80€. The Raspberry Pi mini-computer is not included and must be purchased separately. It is available at the official German Pi Reseller: https://www.rasppishop.de/ and costs 35€ on average (depending on the model).