If you are in the Tacoma, Washington area next week, check out this upcoming Raspberry Pi 101 Class. Here’s a section from the class description that I thought apt:
Notes on the Raspberry pi:
If you’ve wanted to dip your toes in the Linux waters this is an great place to start.
If you’re interested in computer science, networking, scripting, web servers, web apps this board is for you.
Low parts count. You only need the Raspberry Pi board, an SD card and a cheap power supply to build a web enabled project or server. **You probably have an SD card and old cell phone power supply laying around already that will work.
The level community support for this board and the available tutorials are amazing. A lot of people have donated alot of their time to make your experience with the board fun.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.