Raspberry pi

Introduction to Raspberry PI, Input Sensor & PCB

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Lets start now:

  • What is Raspberry PI?
    Raspberry Pi is a small single-board computer
    It is developed in UK by Raspberry Pi foundation
    It is very popular in robotics
    It does not include peripherals (mouse, keyboard etc)
    It has different models such as
    Raspberry Pi 1 Model B, B+, A, A+
    Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, version 1.2
    Raspberry Pi 3
    Raspberry Pi Zero version 1.2, 1.3, W(wireless)

Detail Diagram Of Raspberry PI 3 B+?

  • What’s inside Raspberry PI 3 B+?
    Quad Core 1.2GHz Broadcom BCM2837 64bit CPU
    1GB RAM
    BCM43438 wireless LAN and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) on board
    40-pin extended GPIO
    4 USB 2 ports
    4 Pole stereo output and composite video port
    Full size HDMI
    CSI camera port for connecting a Raspberry Pi camera
    DSI display port for connecting a Raspberry Pi touchscreen display
    Micro SD port for loading your operating system and storing data
    Upgraded switched Micro USB power source up to 2.5A


A. Setting up workstation:

1. Make bootable SD card
2. Download Etcher from https://etcher.io/
3. Download raspbian OS from https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/
4. Download Raspbian Stretch With Desktop image file (.img)
5. Use etcher to make SD card bootable


B. Making Head-Less Raspberry Pi:

1. What is Head-Less Raspberry Pi
Process of using raspberry pi via network connection without a keyboard or display
2. What do we need?
1. SSH Client
1. Putty for windows
2. SSH client for MAC & Linux
2.Remote Access Software
1.RealVNC Viewer
3.Remote Server
1.tightvncserver in raspberry pi

Lets begin
First connect Ethernet cable + power supply (USB or Adapter)


For Windows

1. Install PuTTY
What is PuTTY?
PuTTY is a free and open-source terminal emulator, serial console and network file transfer       application.
Support SCP, SSH, Telnet, rlogin, and raw socket connection
2. First we need IP Address of raspberry Pi; we can get that in three way
– From router (after connecting to router go to DHCP table)
– From raspberry host; here we can use ping command in terminal
– Manual entry in comdline.txt file [eg. ip =]

Let’s begin

1* Getting IP address of Raspberry PI from router [keep a note your mac ID as well as your IP from router]


 use terminal to get IP address of raspberry pi
[ping raspberrypi.mshome.net or ping raspsberrypi.local]

For mac & linux [UNIX SYSTEM]

1.Using SSH
 What is SSH?
The SSH protocol (also referred to as Secure Shell) is a method for secure        remote login from one computer to another
It provides several alternative options for strong authentication
it protects the communications security and integrity with strong encryption

Let’s begin
* to obtain IP address use previous technique (router, host ping, manual set IP to cmdline.txt)

Expand FileSystem
cmd > sudo raspi-config



1. Install VNCViewer

( https://www.realvnc.com/en/connect/download/viewer/ )
What is VNC?
Virtual Network Computing (VNC) is a graphical desktop sharing system that uses the Remote Frame Buffer protocol (RFB) to remotely control another computer
It transmits the keyboard and mouse events from one computer to another, relaying the graphical screen updates back in the other direction, over a network.


VNC Connect consists of two apps, VNC Server and VNC Viewer:
VNC Server enables you to connect to your Pi from a desktop computer or mobile device, watch its screen in real-time, and exercise control as though you were sitting in front of it.
VNC Viewer enables you to connect to and control a desktop computer (or another Pi) from your Pi, should you want to.

1. Using in-built VNC server

– To enable vncserver in raspberry pi we have to enable vnc server from raspi-config
– *note you have to be super user to change config file

 Let’s begin

2. Steps of using vncserver in raspberry pi if VNC server is not installed in raspberry pi

To enable vncserver in raspberry pi enter vncserver :1 command

Now, Password for VNC server

This only required one time.
Uses 8 character password.

* Configure Resolution in raspberry pi

This configure Graphic resolution of the raspberry pi we need to configure /boot/config.txt file (you can use different text editor here we use nano here)
Where different parameter is needed to update

Let’s begin

Different parameter need to be added (here “#” means comment)

hdmi_ignore_edid=0xa5000080 (edid i.e. Extended display identification data )
(this means it will ignore all the default display output)

hdmi_group=2 (set output group to video buffer when using VNC client other wise remove this line)

hdmi_mode=85 (this set the resolution to 1280×720 @60Hz, more resolution means slow refresh rate)

And the last step:

Introduction to Raspberry PI,

Input Sensor & PCB

Raspberry PI Pin (GPIO)


Pin Diagram Of Raspberry PI 3 B+

What is GPIO (General Purpose Input/Output) in Raspberry Pi?

This pins are physical interface between the Pi and outside world
In simple; it is a group of switches which we can turn “on” and “off” using programming
This pin can act as Input or Output depending on a program
In raspberry pi 3 B+ has 40 pins
Where 26 pins are GPIO
Board Mode pins: 3, 5, 11, 13, 15, 19, 21, 23, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 8, 10, 12, 16, 18, 22, 24, 26, 32, 36, 38, 40
Board Mode Ground pins: 6, 9, 14, 20, 25, 30, 39
Board Mode 5 Volt: 2, 4
Board Mode 3.3 Volt: 1, 17

Creating Program in Raspberry Pi
Create an app which toggle light (on & off) using GUI interface.

Things we need
Raspberry Pi 3 B
Connect Network [raspberry pi <—> computer]
LED with resistor in it (to assemble it will come in future lesson)

*output sample of scenario


*Checking Tkinter is installed or Not

Creating app in raspberry pi


Choosing pin of raspberry pi
(Board Mode)




Multi-Threading Programming

What is Multi Threading Programming?
Running several threads in similar to running several different program concurrently
Benefits of Multi Threading Programming?
Multiple threads within a process share the same data space with the main thread and can therefore share information with each other more easily
It is light-weight process
Skeleton of Multi-Threading Programming?
Thread has a beginning
Execution sequence
What Thread can do?
I can be interrupted, It can be put on hold (sleep)


The Threading Module?
It is new version of module comes after python 2.4
It is much more powerful, high-level support for threads
New additional methods in threading module
threading.activeCount() : Returns the number of thread objects that are active
threading.currentThread() : Returns the number of thread objects in the caller’s thread control
threading.enumerate() : Returns a list of all thread objects that are currently active
Some methods of thread class are
run(), start(), isAlive(), getName(), setName(), join([time])