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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

running a Linux command in the background

I'm working on my Python lesson plans and updating my Python modules.  Thought I would post about what I needed to check today...

I wanted to run the IDLE3 python interpreter from the command line in the terminal.  If I just type:
$ idle3 
then it does launch the IDEL3 python interpreter, but it does not release the terminal, so you want to run the command in the background by typing:
$idle3 &
The & tells the terminal to run the process in the background and your terminal is then released to be able to execute other commands with out waiting for the idel3 process to terminate.


Thursday, January 10, 2019

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - Raspberry Pi - Getting Started

Entry Ticket - Turn In A List of 5 different versions of Linux
  • Assignment - Duration: 10 Min
  • Instructions & Expectations: Take some time to learn what Linux is, and how many versions or distributions there are.  This is an open research project... Google is your friend. 
  • How to Submit Assignment: You are to turn in a list of 5 Linux Distribution names... like Raspbian (that one does not count).  To get the full 10 points.  Your list has to have at least one distribution that no one else has. Click this Linux Distributions Google Form link to turn this in. - 10 Points
  • Dig Deeper: watch "25 Most Important Events In The History of Linux"

    Mechatronics Engineering Plan For Today:
    • Entry Ticket - Version of Linux
    • Read Chapter 2 and learn some Linux

    • Clean Up




    Raspberry Pi Desktop Menus & Command Line
    • Assignment - Duration: 60 Min
    • Lecture Link: Getting Started With The Desktop & Command Line
    • Instructions & Expectations: Listen and Follow the Instructions from the teacher and the lecture. You are going to get a Python Textbook and read the Preface, Introduction and Chapter 1 "Introduction"
    • How to Submit Assignment: 
      • Take the Programming the Raspberry Pi Chapter 2 Quiz
      • Show you can play MineCraft
    • Dig Deeper: Look here to learn more...
    Introduction to Toshiba/NSTA Project 
    • LAB - Duration: 30 Min
    • Link: 
    • Instructions & Expectations: Connect with your... 
    • How to Submit Assignment:   Each Student needs to account for your time.  
    • Dig Deeper: Open Lab:
    Clean Up
    • Assignment - Duration: 2-10 Min
    • Instructions & Expectations: Desk cleanup, put away all projects, find your assigned job
    • How to Submit Assignment: When Complete, check yourself off on Sign Out Sheet - 2 Points

    Wednesday, January 9, 2019

    Wed January 9, 2019 - Say "Hi" to a Raspberry Pi

    Entry Ticket - Goolge search for good Raspberry Pi getting started Videos... Watch one
    • Assignment - Duration: 15 Min
    • Link: Do a Google Search
    • Instructions & Expectations: Take some time to find some instructions for  setting up or getting started with the Raspberry Pi.  Watch one. 
    • How to Submit Assignment: Go to our Mechatronics Engineering google classroom and check the STREAM for current Entry Ticket Assignments & Questions. - 10 Points
      • Find and Watch a Raspberry Pi Getting Started Video
      • Turn in the link
      • If yours is unique and no one else list yours, you get 10 points, if 1 other lists the same tutorial as you, then 9 points.  If you and 3 others link to the same tutorial then 8 points, else 7.5 points
    • Dig Deeper: Sign up for the Electro{maker} web site.  It's like Instructables. Then go look at the Best Raspberry Pi projects Besides a Retro Gaming Console 

      Mechatronics Engineering Plan For Today:
      • Entry Ticket - 10 Best Raspberry Pi Projects
      • Welcome New Students
      • Read Chapter 1 and Get a Raspberry Pi setup
      • Clean Up




      Welcome New Students... Lets Review Class Policies

      Job Ready Skills (While I Get New Students Setup)
      Programming the Raspberry Pi
      • Assignment - Duration: 60 Min
      • Lecture Link: Raspberry Pi - Introduction
      • Instructions & Expectations: Listen and Follow the Instructions from the teacher and the lecture. You are going to get a Python Textbook and read the Preface, Introduction and Chapter 1 "Introduction"
      • How to Submit Assignment: 
      • Dig Deeper: Look at more Raspberry Pi Links online.  YouTube videos, or projects...
      Robot Club and/or Open LAB 
      • LAB - Duration: 30 Min
      • Link: Robot Club Google Sites
      • Instructions & Expectations: Connect with your Robot Club Team.  You will either be working on your Robot Project or an Open Lab Project.  
        • You will need to account for your time. You will need to convince me by your form submission that you worked given the time allotted. 
        • If  you or your Robot Club Team worked on the Robot Club project, you will make sure your Robot Project Status Google docs are updated.  
        • If you worked on an Open Lab Project, you will also need to tell me about what you accomplished and what you are planning next.
      • How to Submit Assignment:   Each Student needs to account for your time.  
      • Dig Deeper: Open Lab:
      Clean Up
      • Assignment - Duration: 2-10 Min
      • Instructions & Expectations: Desk cleanup, put away all projects, find your assigned job
      • How to Submit Assignment: When Complete, check yourself off on Sign Out Sheet - 2 Points

      Tuesday, January 8, 2019

      Do you Know Who Owns Your Data? - Questions That Matter: Data and Democracy

      This is a Event you might want to check out

      5 Points Extra Credit - Submit to the Mechatronics Extra Credit Form.  You have to write 200 words about what you learned, and take a selfie with an event sign or banner... Something to prove you were there...

      Do you Know Who Owns Your Data? 

      Questions That Matter: Data and Democracy


      January 29, 2019
      6pm - Reception
      7pm - Program
      Kuumbwa Jazz Center

      Technology increasingly shapes our habits and defines our access to information. As our society navigates shifting sources of news, targeted advertising, and polarizing online rhetoric, it is essential that we work to understand the complex and often obscured relationship between data and democracy.

      Join THI to explore how we got here and to imagine a more inclusive and transparent future.
      Buy your tickets now. $15 ticket includes light refreshments.

      Tuesday January 8, 2019 - Welcome Back, Say "Hi" to a Raspberry Pi

      Entry Ticket - 10 Best Raspberry Pi Projects
      • Assignment - Duration: 15 Min
      • Link: 10 Best Raspberry Pi Projects
      • Instructions & Expectations: Take some time to look at either these 10 best Raspberry Pi Projects or find some different ones.  There are lot's if you Google "Raspberry Pi Prijects.  You could look in Instructables... They have lots of Raspberry Pi Projects.  
        • Pick 2 projects which would be interesting to build. 
        • Tell me why you picked these projects and what you hope to learn?
        • What do you need to learn to be successful creating this project?
      • How to Submit Assignment: Go to our Mechatronics Engineering google classroom and check the STREAM for current Entry Ticket Assignments & Questions. - 10 Points
      • Dig Deeper: Sign up for the Electro{maker} web site.  It's like Instructables. Then go look at the Best Raspberry Pi projects Besides a Retro Gaming Console 

      Mechatronics Engineering Plan For Today:
      • Entry Ticket - 10 Best Raspberry Pi Projects
      • Welcome New Students
      • Read Chapter 1 and Get a Raspberry Pi setup
      • Clean Up




      Welcome New Students... Lets Review Class Policies

      Job Ready Skills (While I Get New Students Setup)
      Programming the Raspberry Pi
      • Assignment - Duration: 60 Min
      • Lecture Link: nnnn
      • Instructions & Expectations: Listen and Follow the Instructions from the teacher and the lecture. You are going to get a Python Textbook and read the Preface, Introduction and Chapter 1 "Introduction"
      • How to Submit Assignment: 
      • Dig Deeper: Look here to learn more...
      Robot Club and/or Open LAB 
      • LAB - Duration: 60 Min
      • Link: Robot Club Google Sites
      • Instructions & Expectations: Connect with your Robot Club Team.  You will either be working on your Robot Project or an Open Lab Project.  
        • You will need to account for your time. You will need to convince me by your form submission that you worked given the time allotted. 
        • If  you or your Robot Club Team worked on the Robot Club project, you will make sure your Robot Project Status Google docs are updated.  
        • If you worked on an Open Lab Project, you will also need to tell me about what you accomplished and what you are planning next.
      • How to Submit Assignment:   Each Student needs to account for your time.  
      • Dig Deeper: Open Lab:
      Clean Up
      • Assignment - Duration: 2-10 Min
      • Instructions & Expectations: Desk cleanup, put away all projects, find your assigned job
      • How to Submit Assignment: When Complete, check yourself off on Sign Out Sheet - 2 Points

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