Day 1 - Loading and Learning
Though I was ready for a build session, I spent the majority of Day 1 loading the software and familiarizing myself with the Linux operating system that comes with Raspberry Pi called Raspbian. The system was surprising easy to get used to from a desktop standpoint. What really caught me by surprise was how quickly I was able to start coding for new functions. I was able to learn some simple code for screenshots, shots of active windows, and how to take a selfie using the camera module. This grew to using some downloaded software to stitch together some time lapse pics into my first animated gif selfie.
Day 2 - Playing with Sound
Turns out, through the Instructables Class, I am going to learn quite a bit more than expected about the flexibility and functionality of Raspberry Pi. I built on the learning form Day 1, and began coding for sound using imported .wav files and using the built in program Sonic Pi. Sonic Pi allows you to create sound and music through coding. I will be playing with this for some time. I wish I was more familiar with this program during my teaching days. Sonic Pi would have been a great tool for kids to have some open learning time to build their own unique sound.