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Build and Program a Laptop with Python

One-Week Course | Ages 12-18

Build and Program a Laptop with Python

One-Week Course | Ages 12-18

Build and Program a Laptop You Take Home

Choosing a laptop these days can be hard to do but building your own with Raspberry Pi and Python opens students to a whole new world where they are designers and creators of incredible things. Explore the internet of things through building and programming a pi-top [3] laptop: the perfect tool to help you learn to code, create awesome devices, and take your knowledge to the next level.

This course builds upon knowledge of basic programming and circuitry to empower students to build their own unique projects using the Raspberry Pi and a variety of sensors. Students will learn the basics of Python, physical computing with the Pi, and how to use the Pi’s internet connectivity to communicate with it remotely.

Students in this course will take home a pi top [3]: The Makers’ Laptop.

Staff Ratio: 8:1
Hardware + Software: Raspberry Pi Top [3], Sensors and Actuators, Python

Ages: Students 12-18
Hours: 8:30AM – 5:00PM

Staff Ratio: 8:1
Hardware + Software: Raspberry Pi Top [3], Sensors and Actuators, Python

Ages: Students 12-18
Hours: 8:30AM – 5:00PM

Course Information

Get ready for a fun and impactful educational experience through project-based learning

What Students Learn

  • Raspberry Pi setup & usage
  • Command line interfaces
  • Python coding
  • Physical computing
  • Electrical engineering basics

What Students Create

  • Projects that utilize the power of Python, Raspberry Pi, and the internet
  • Basic code that they will be able to modify themselves for future projects
  • A pi-top [3]: The Makers’ Laptop to take home

About Robotics and Engineering Courses

Our Robotics courses teach kids the basics of electrical engineering and programming as they design and build robots and other devices. This course goes beyond building a simple robot and instead works with the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things is described as everyday objects having network connectivity, allowing them to send and receive data. Students have the opportunity to design a device that takes input from the real world and connects it to the internet and other devices. Students will take advantage of the Internet of Things by coding in Python while tackling challenges that require creative thinking and elegant design. Explore more robotics and engineering courses.

The Teen Experience: Since 2002, Digital Media Academy has been encouraging and inspiring teens to become the next generation of developers, animators, filmmakers, photographers, designers, and engineers. In addition to developing teens’ interests and passions for the latest in new tech, our camps foster personal growth, confidence, and independence; preparing students for life beyond high school and college.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Raspberry Pi?

The Raspberry Pi is a credit card-sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It is a little computer which can be used in electronics projects, and for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word processing, browsing the internet, and playing games. It also plays high-definition video.

Camp Overview + Schedule

Take a look at your camp schedule, learn more about tuition and explore add-ons.

Check-in and drop off
Hands-on STEM Instruction
Morning Break
Continued Instruction + Creation
Lunch Break
Back to the Classroom
Afternoon Break
Continued Classroom Time
Pick-up Begins
Pick-up Ends
Extended Day Begins

Tuition Includes

  Personalized Feedback + Student Achievement Report

  Diploma or Certificate of Completion

  Full Adobe Creative Cloud license for up to 12 months

  Unlimited Google Apps and Email Account

  Low staff to student ratios

  Take home select technology hardware

  Alumni Club Benefits

Friday Showcase

At the end of each week, attendees can invite their family and friends to join us for a showcase celebration to share their final projects. Learn more about the fun and exciting activities your child experienced during the week and have an opportunity to meet your child’s instructor. Presentations vary by course topic and instructors will highlight some of the important concepts covered during the week and possible next steps to continue your child’s learning. Arrive early as showcase begins at 3:00 and is typically finished by 4:00.

Camp Upgrades

Get the most out of your summer with Digital Media Academy when you add any or all of the following:

Lunch Plan

Make things easy and get lunch on campus so you don’t have to pack your own. Lunch Plans start at $95/week at select locations.

Overnight Housing

Stay in the dorms and eat on-campus, Sunday through Friday. Overnight Housing starts at $695/week where available.

Extended Day

Our flexible Extended Day option allows families to pick-up students as late as 6:00 PM from Monday to Thursday at all locations.

Weekend Stay

Add Weekend Stay and enjoy extra activities and day trips around the area. Weekend Stay starts at $380/weekend at select locations.

“Its more than just building personal knowledge on computers. Yes, you are learning, but you are also building a family.”

Julian E.

Build and Program a Laptop with Python

Why Digital Media Academy?

You can count on us to deliver on all the things that truly matter. We pinky swear.

The Best Staff

Educators, artists, and talented industry professionals with a passion for STEAM education.

A Balanced Experience

Our students enjoy a balanced camp day with both in-class lessons and outdoor activities.

Project-Based Learning

Our curriculum sparks curiosity, builds confidence, while fostering teamwork and collaboration.

Safety Matters

Our staff is First-Aid + CPR certified and have completed national background checks.