Arduino and Raspberry Pi have been the saviors of the worldwide Maker movement for many years now, giving electronics hobbyists and inventors an amazingly accessible and low-cost platform to build out their prototypes. In this video, the prolific hacker, author, and not-evil-at-all genius Dr. Simon Monk cooks up a batch of easy-to-follow lessons that will give all inventive souls the ingredients they need to start baking their own makings. Based on material from his book by the same title, this beginner-level course explains basic electronics theory and basic electronic components; shows you how to use the Raspberry Pi single board computer and the Arduino microcontroller/programming environment; and then demonstrates how you interface the Arduino/Raspberry Pi combo to a broad array of things (e.g., sensors, LEDs, power supplies, integrated circuits, amplifiers, RF device, etc.) that will allow your inventions to sense things, make sounds, emanate light, send out radio waves, and more. Want to make stuff? This video shows you how.
Dr. Simon Monk has a degree in Cybernetics and Computer Science and a PhD in Software Engineering. He spent several years as an academic before founding the mobile software company Momote Ltd. An active electronics hobbyist and inventor since his early teens, Simon is now a full time writer and his books include 30 Arduino Projects for the Evil Genius, Raspberry Pi Cookbook, Electronics Cookbook, and The Maker's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse.