At January’s Wilmslow Coderdojo, we used the PiCamera for the first time. We had a lot of fun encouraging the Ninjas to learn a little bit of python while taking selfies and playing with effects.
Because playing with the PiCamera is such an accessible fun activity, it provides an ideal opportunity to introduce something a little more complex. These worksheets use python, and the work is carried out completely at the command line, with no graphical IDE.
The following command-line tasks are covered:
- Creating a directory to work in
- Editing a python file with nano
- Running python from the command line
- Displaying a picture using gpicview
No complex concepts of python are introduced, as this was purely an exercise to encourage comfort with command-line tools. However, a line-by-line description of the code is given.
The worksheets are produced under a Creative Commons licence, feel free to use them in your own dojo, codeclub etc.