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Tinker Lab 2 - Pi and Puck

Non Accredited Short Course
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Tinker Lab 2 - Pi and Puck

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Course overview

Course overview

This is the second in a series of hands on practical workshops to develop valuable skills.  Tinker Labs introduce new tools and skills that are used by those in; STEM, Makers, DIY’s, Engineers, Designers, Startups, Inventors, and Creators in general.

This Lab will introduce the Puck.js, which is a multipurpose infinitely customizable beacon with Web Bluetooth. Control Puck.js from all major platforms using standard HTML and JavaScript.

We will setup and use the Raspberry Pi to work with the Puck, and introduce some useful projects.  This course will guide through some Javascript programming and use of Node-Red as a visual programming and control tool.

This course is a must for anyone involved in the following; STEM’s, computing, IoT, electronics, security systems, home automation, robotics, teaching, automation.

 

 

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University pathways

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  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
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Selection criteria

An understanding of information systems is beneficial. 

An understanding of the basic concepts of coding.

An ability to use computers and internet browsers essential.

Participants should be comfortable with learning technical jargon.

Participants ideally should have completed the following workshops;

  • Fundamentals of IoT (Part 1 and Part 2)
  • Tinker Labs 1 - Introduction to the Pi
  • Introduction to Coding, or have some understanding of coding.

Resources required

Participants will need to bring a “Tinker Labs Kit”

  • Raspberry Pi 3 model B or B+
  • 2.5A micro USB power supply or greater.
  • HDMI cable.

*These are available from good Maker suppliers such as;

  • NQ Maker Supplies
  • Jaycar
  • Several online sources.

*Your Pi should already be loaded with the tools found in Tinker Labs 1.  Please contact TAFE if you were unable to attend but have current working knowledge of the Pi.

Participants will need one or more Puck.js beacon controllers.

These are available from good Maker suppliers such as;

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

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All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland