The STEM Mobile Learning Lab advances K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education by providing quality, hands-on activities for students.

Students and educators will enjoy a high level of exposure to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education when they board the STEM Mobile Learning Lab. The lab hosts students in Chicago and suburbs while traveling around visiting schools, neighborhoods, organizations, community events and more.

 From the moment the STEM Lab arrives, participants are able to immerse themselves in the STEM areas and are amazed and excited by the presentations and hands-on STEM educational activities. The STEM Mobile Learning Lab is a fun way to implement STEM education.

This is an introductory course about the credit card sized computer Raspberry Pi. This course is ideal for students interested in exploring the possibilities of Raspberry Pi as a computer. The course does not assume any prior knowledge on computers or programming. However, a knowledge of Linux operating system and Python programming language would greatly help you in getting up to speed.

If you do not know Linux or Python, no need to worry. The course has sections that cover the basics of Linux and Python to get you started.

Small as it is, The Raspberry Pi packs quite a punch. The course will teach you to hook up the Pi with a key board and monitor so that you can use it as a low cost computer. You will also learn how to interact with the hardware of the Pi, something that you normally do not do with your home computer or laptop.

Students will learn from 2 complete projects. The first one teaches you how to write a software program to make the most of your Raspberry Pi, using the Python language.

The second project involves learning how to control the Raspberry Pi hardware using a computer program written in Python.