The fastest way to become proficient at something is to use it. If you are looking to learn Python, a fun way to start is by using a Raspberry Pi. Raspberry Pi is a small, single-board computer about the size of a credit card. The board costs $35 and makes it possible for your Python programs to interact with external devices. In short, it bridges the gap between the code sitting on a computer and real world applications.
Raspberry Pi’s were originally intended as aids to encourage children interest in coding by allowing them to turn their coding efforts into fun projects. Within a short time after its debut, adults also discovered the fun of Raspberry Pi projects.
The numerous projects done with Raspberry Pi include:
• Making a computer with a monitor and keyboard
• Making a computer out of a kindle
• Making a supercomputer using 64 Raspberry Pi's
• Making a home automation system
• Making a radio
• Making dog and cat feeders
• Making a garage door opener
• Controlling a robot
As you can see, the range of possible projects depends mostly on your imagination. The combination of Python, an easy-to-learn programming language, and Raspberry Pi, is a great way to introduce children to programming. As noted above, the Raspberry Pi is great for adults venturing into programming as well. If you want to learn coding, Python is widely considered one of the best languages to start with due to its ease of use and the great demand for Python coders in the job market.
If you want to accelerate your learning and proficiency, do some projects using Raspberry Pi. The more ways you put what you've learned to use, the deeper your understanding will be. Experience is what separates the novice from the professional and projects with a Raspberry Pi will give you that edge when learning Python.
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