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This course will explain the physics of Raspberry Pi…that’s Pi and not Pie. Raspberry Pie is a wonderful dessert and a Raspberry Pi is a device that you can use to connect or control just about anything. The course will start with an introduction to the physics of electricity and waves. It will then follow through to how we use those things to communicate with machines and ultimately with each other. It will finish by covering the Internet of Things. Topics will include basic electricity and ciruits, waves and signals, using sensors and other components to communicate and microcontrollers and/or single board computers. We may use actual Raspberry Pi’s or we might use its cousin the Arduino and if we are lucky, we might even find an actual Raspberry Pie.