Designing with Raspberry Pi

Science & Technology
Computing Science
Course Code
CMPT 2200
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
Method(s) Of Instruction
Typically Offered
To be determined


Course Description
This course provides the student with the necessary knowledge of the Raspberry Pi to design and develop practical applications. Initial emphasis will be placed on the embedded Linux OS, configuring, setting up and programming the Pi. In the latter part of the course, students will be able to apply that knowledge to case studies and projects.
Course Content
  1. Raspberry Pi Cabling/Setup/Startup
    1. Parts Check
    2. Safety
    3. Cable connections
    4. Preparing the SD card
    5. Installing the Operating System
  2. Exploring the Linux OS
  3. Python Programming of the Pi
    1. Hello World
    2. GUI Game
    3. Accessing the Internet
    4. Playing Audio
    5. Controlling peripherals
    6. Controlling LEDs
    7. Getting switch and sensor feedback
    8. Detecting light
  4. Case study and project analysis
    1. Problem definition
    2. Identification of constraints
    3. Design solution recommendation
  5. Case study and project development
    1. Program development
    2. Program testing
  6. Case study and project implementation
    1. Implementation
    2. Demonstration
    3. Documentation
Learning Activities

Methods of instruction for this course may include lectures, demonstrations, laboratory work, hands-on assignments, and research.

Means of Assessment

Assessment will be in accordance with the Douglas College Evaluation Policy.

Participation    0% - 10%
Labs 10% - 20%
Quizzes 0% - 20%
Case Studies and Projects (minimum 3)      30% - 50%
Midterm Examination 20% - 30%
TOTAL 100%
Learning Outcomes

Upon the completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  1. setup and operate the Raspberry Pi;
  2. understand the basics of the Linux OS used on the Pi;
  3. program the Pi using the programming language Python to:
    1. access a network;
    2. play audio;
    3. control light emitting diodes (LEDs);
    4. get feedback from a switch;
    5. get feedback from a sensor;
  4. apply creative thinking skills in the design of practical solutions to specific case studies and projects; and
  5. create applications that make use of electrical, computer and/or microcontroller hardware, sensor interfaces, and mechanical components.
Textbook Materials

Teaching materials will be decided by the instructor at the time of the course offering.



Minimum C grade in CMPT 1105 or CMPT 1109 or CSIS 1175


No corequisite courses.


No equivalent courses.

Course Guidelines

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Course Transfers

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Institution Transfer Details for CMPT 2200
Alexander College (ALEX) ALEX CPSC 1XX (3)
Athabasca University (AU) AU COMP 2XX (3)
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU COMP 1XX (3)
Coast Mountain College (CMTN) CMTN CPSC 1XX (3)
Columbia College (COLU) COLU CSCI 1st (3)
Langara College (LANG) LANG CPSC 1XXX (3)
Northern Lights College (NLC) No credit
Okanagan College (OC) OC COSC 2XX (3)
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU CMPT 1XX (3)
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU COMP 2XXX (3)
University Canada West (UCW) No credit
University Canada West (UCW) No credit
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO COSC 150 (3)
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) No credit
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC CPSC 1XX (3)
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV CIS 1XX (3)
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC CSC 2XX (1.5)

Course Offerings

Summer 2023