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Build and Program a Laptop with Python

One-Week Course | Ages 12-18

Build and Program a Laptop with Python

One-Week Course | Ages 12-18

Build and Program a Laptop You Take Home

Choosing a laptop these days can be hard to do but building your own with Raspberry Pi and Python opens students to a whole new world where they are designers and creators of incredible things. Explore the internet of things through building and programming a pi-top [3] laptop: the perfect tool to help you learn to code, create awesome devices, and take your knowledge to the next level.

This course builds upon knowledge of basic programming and circuitry to empower students to build their own unique projects using the Raspberry Pi and a variety of sensors. Students will learn the basics of Python, physical computing with the Pi, and how to use the Pi’s internet connectivity to communicate with it remotely.

Students in this course will take home a pi top [3]: The Makers’ Laptop.

Receive up to 12 months of Adobe Creative Cloud by registering today ($600 Value). Students in this course will also receive a Take-Home Pi-Top Laptop.

Staff Ratio: 8:1
Hardware + Software: Raspberry Pi Top [3] (Take-Home Device), Sensors and Actuators, Python

Ages: Students 12-18
Hours: 8:30AM – 5:00PM

Staff Ratio: 8:1
Hardware + Software: Raspberry Pi Top [3] (Take-Home Device), Sensors and Actuators, Python

Ages: Students 12-18
Hours: 8:30AM – 5:00PM

Course Information

Get ready for a fun and impactful educational experience through project-based learning

What Students Learn

  • Raspberry Pi setup & usage
  • Command line interfaces
  • Python coding
  • Physical computing
  • Electrical engineering basics

What Students Create

  • Projects that utilize the power of Python, Raspberry Pi, and the internet
  • Basic code that they will be able to modify themselves for future projects
  • A pi-top [3]: The Makers’ Laptop to take home

About Robotics and Engineering Courses

Our Robotics courses teach kids the basics of electrical engineering and programming as they design and build robots and other devices. This course goes beyond building a simple robot and instead works with the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things is described as everyday objects having network connectivity, allowing them to send and receive data. Students have the opportunity to design a device that takes input from the real world and connects it to the internet and other devices. Students will take advantage of the Internet of Things by coding in Python while tackling challenges that require creative thinking and elegant design. Explore more robotics and engineering courses.

The Teen Experience: Since 2002, Digital Media Academy has been encouraging and inspiring teens to become the next generation of developers, animators, filmmakers, photographers, designers, and engineers. In addition to developing teens’ interests and passions for the latest in new tech, our camps foster personal growth, confidence, and independence; preparing students for life beyond high school and college.

Learn More About This Course

Learn more about Build and Program a Laptop with Python by taking an in-depth look at the syllabus for this course.

Our project-based approach to learning sparks curiosity, builds confidence, and fosters teamwork as students seek solutions to real-world problems. Do you have additional questions about selecting the perfect course? Contact our friendly Academic Advisors.

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If camp is canceled due to COVID-19 you’ll receive full credit for Summer 2021. Terms.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Raspberry Pi?

The Raspberry Pi is a credit card-sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It is a little computer which can be used in electronics projects, and for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word processing, browsing the internet, and playing games. It also plays high-definition video.

Camp Upgrades

Get the most out of your summer with Digital Media Academy when you add any or all of the following:

Lunch Plan

Make things easy and get lunch on campus so you don’t have to pack your own. Lunch Plans start at $95/week at select locations.

Overnight Housing

Stay in the dorms and eat on-campus, Sunday through Friday. Overnight Housing starts at $695/week where available.

Extended Day

Our flexible Extended Day option allows families to pick-up students as late as 6:00 PM from Monday to Thursday at all locations.

Weekend Stay

Add Weekend Stay and enjoy extra activities and day trips around the area. Weekend Stay starts at $380/weekend at select locations.

“Its more than just building personal knowledge on computers. Yes, you are learning, but you are also building a family.”

Julian E.

Build and Program a Laptop with Python

Why Digital Media Academy?

You can count on us to deliver on all the things that truly matter. We pinky swear.

Passionate Staff

Educators, artists, and talented industry professionals with a passion for STEAM education.

A Balanced Experience

Our students enjoy a balanced camp day with both in-class lessons and outdoor activities.

Project-Based Learning

Our curriculum sparks curiosity, builds confidence, while fostering teamwork and collaboration.

Safety Matters

Our staff is First-Aid + CPR certified and have completed national background checks.