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General Discussion

Any Raspberry Pi or Arduino programming tutorials in the works?

Just curious if there is any talk at treehouse for implementing tutorials about using/programming Raspberry Pi or Arduino boards?

8 Answers

I'm no expert but I would think this isn't really Treehouse's "area". Treehouse seems to be focused more on skills for a career in web-based programming, while Raspberry Pi and Arduino are more for electronics hobbyists.

kyle rees
kyle rees
1,480 Points

make magazine adafruit and some of the large open source communities cover programming for the pi which is primarily done in python and c also scratch too but thats more there as a catalyst to get kids into the scene and make them interested so they can progress into c and python more easily

Thanks Kyle!

I do see your point Charles, and I would hold off saying you're not an expert. I gave a look at your website and found it quite useful. Don't sell yourself short.


Bret: LOL at the 'selling yourself short' bit. I meant I'm no expert on Treehouse's content plans.

I've got the Arduino Cookbook sitting on my bookshelf mostly unread and a box of about $100 in electronic parts gathering dust in the corner. I'm not touching them or the book because it is more of a distraction than a complement in learning how to do websites. Same goes for a book on Java game programming. There's just too many things in the computer world to learn everything.

I wouldn't come to TeamTreehouse to learn Arduino programming.

kyle rees
kyle rees
1,480 Points

seen as its not apart of treehouses repertoire ill post some links to good places for you

first off arduino tutorials

jeremy blum

http://www.youtube.com/course?list=ECA567CE235D39FA84 this guy teaches most the basics of arduino like serial comunication digital read and many other things he can also be found on element 14

the ben heck show


the creator behind all those portable ps1s xboxes and nintendo systems youve seen on the internet he has a show with revision 3 but most his content is on element 14 as is jeremy

colins lab


its not all arduino but he has some gems in there worth knowing

make magazines arduino playlist


some tutorials mostly projectsthough on arduino

matt richardson


same as colin some good gems on arduino

sylvias super awesome mini maker show


some arduino stuff there too

the rest of make


the arduino website


this is your php.net or w3c when it comes to arduino

some other resources to check out adafruit


mainly a electronics store but she still has tutorials and projects on her site witht he benefit of anything she posts she also carries the parts or atleast order links to get the parts you dont have

thats most of the ones i use atleast

some of theese also cross over into raspberry pi territory too

Thanks again Kyle! Getting my Pi and raspiRobot this week, so I'll be reading up quite a lot on these.

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,582 Points

In case anyone still reads this old thread, Coursera has started offering the Create Your Own Internet of Things (IoT) Device specialization from the University of California, Irvine. This 6-course series includes The Arduino Platform and C Programming and Interfacing with the Arduino. I have taken and enjoyed both, particularly the first one.

The series also includes The Raspberry Pi Platform and Python Programming for the Raspberry Pi and Interfacing with the Raspberry Pi. These are both brand-new, the latter has not started its first session yet.

These courses are available with a verified certificate for a fee, but if you just want to learn and don't desire the certificate, they can be taken for free.