Johns Hopkins University
Using Sensors With Your Raspberry Pi
Johns Hopkins University

Using Sensors With Your Raspberry Pi

This course is part of Powering your Home Projects with Raspberry Pi Specialization

Taught in English

Drew Wilson

Instructor: Drew Wilson

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8 hours (approximately)
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4 quizzes

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There are 4 modules in this course

This first module gets us all on the same page, no matter how much experience you have with sensors or measurement technology. We'll start by describing a straightforward sensor flow model to help us understand the myriad of sensors available in the world, and which you may later build. Then we'll move into the concepts of accuracy, precision, and uncertainty, which are necessary for understanding the inherent error in any measurement system. This module lays the groundwork for the circuits and examples in later modules.

What's included

8 videos1 quiz

In this module, we'll look at examples of three common methods to store calibration data and apply that data to your sensor measurements. These examples range from simple to sophisticated, but none are complicated. We'll use Python and advanced open-source libraries to do the heavy math, just like you can implement in your Raspberry Pi projects.

What's included

10 videos1 quiz

Once you have a sensor, and have a Raspberry Pi, there is often a need for circuitry in the middle to interface the two. In this module, we'll show how simple amplifier and filter circuits can be used to adapt voltage levels and reduce noise from your sensor data.

What's included

9 videos1 quiz

The great thing about using a Raspberry Pi for your sensor projects is that you have access to great open-source software libraries and lots of processing power to manipulate your sensor data. This module looks at a few techniques for using statistical and digital signal processing methods to clean up your sensor data.

What's included

6 videos1 quiz

Instructor

Drew Wilson
Johns Hopkins University
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