Do you recall my blog from a couple of weeks' ago about Learning electronics with the Arduino? It turned out that author and lecturer Don Wilcher lives locally to me, so he dropped by my office for a chat, and to give me an autographed copy of his book Learn electronics with Arduino (what a coincidence, eh?)
During his visit, Don told me that he was working on an online training course for the Raspberry Pi. Well, I just heard from Don that a suite of Maker Training Camps – including his Raspberry Pi course – are now open to the public.
Visit blog.makezine.com/trainingcamp for full details and to register.
After you sign up for a camp, you are welcomed to the community and asked to post a quick introduction. Material in the camp is presented through a combination of video, handouts, and Google hangouts, depending on what will work best for the content. Each lecture has a project to complete. You can post questions in the community or visit a teacher online during office hours. Each camp ends with the final project that you can share with your classmates. When you finish the camp you get a certificate of completion.
According to the Maker Training Camp website, most students spend between 8 and 12 hours over four weeks on the camp and the projects.
There are currently three Training Camp courses available, with more on the way. The three current courses are on 3D Printing, the Raspberry Pi, and the Arduino (personally, I would like to take all three).
Each course costs $120, but Don gave me a secret coupon code ("Teacher") that gives a 25% discount for any of these courses, and Don also told me I could share this with you. So, over to you…
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