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Top 10 Raspberry Pi Courses Online in 2024

Mastering a Raspberry Pi requires an understanding of various subtopics, such as hardware components, operating systems, scripting or programming, and even electronics, depending on your goals. It’s not the kind of thing you can be good at innately. The best way to make progress with all of this is to find an online course that is tailored to your needs and learn with it.

You already know that RaspberryTips is the best website to learn about Raspberry Pi for free, but today we’ll focus on online courses that can speed up your progress, whatever your current level.

TL;DR

If you’re looking for a short answer, here are the 3 links you should check.

And if you have more time, you’ll find the full list below:

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The Raspberry Pi Bootcamp

Let’s start directly with my course so that I can be objective after that 🙂
I have seen so many of my readers struggle with the first steps on Raspberry Pi, that I created a course especially for them. In fact, it’s not a regular course, as it also includes some free bonuses like the possibility to ask me any question directly.

So, if you are just getting started and need help to choose your device, install the system and follow my tips to complete your first projects, that’s probably the best option for you.
Using a Raspberry Pi shouldn’t be complicated, let me guide you to save time, money and enjoy any new project faster than ever.

In this course, I’ll help you overcome your first barriers easily:

  • Short, easy-to-digest lessons on specific points.
  • Action plan after each video to make sure you get the point and don’t get overwhelmed.
  • Structured plan with lessons in the right order so you can build your skills step-by-step.

Stop getting lost and overwhelmed with every new tutorial you follow.
Take a week now to really get the skills you need, work more efficiently, save money, and enjoy every future project!

Find all the details on the presentation page, and get 10% off by using this link today.

The Raspberry Pi Platform and Python Programming

I see good feedback about this everywhere when I do my research, so I have to put it at the top of the list.

It’s a paid course like all the best ones out there, but you get your money’s worth, the course is presented by Ian Harris and divided into 4 modules:

  • Module 1 (4 hours) : Introduction about Raspberry Pi, installation and configuration
  • Module 2 (3 hours) : Linux introduction about files, permissions and processes
  • Module 3 (3 hours) : Python on Raspberry Pi, everything you need to know to use Python (expressions, functions, lists etc)
  • Module 4 (4 hours) : GPIO pins usage

Each module is divided into short videos under 10min, so you don’t have to take 4 hours to watch the course. Most of them offer a survey, quiz and general information about the module.

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Here is the typical kind of review he gets from this course:

Extremely helpful if you want to start using Raspberry Pi. Gives you the required knowledge to kickstart your Raspberry Pi learning and you get a hint of python programming as well which is useful

GB, Coursera

By the way, Coursera offers a 7-day free trial, so you can probably take this course for free. If not, it will be a monthly payment, about $39 per month to take any courses.

Here is the link if you want to know more : this course on Coursera.

Note: I also have a book about Python on Raspberry Pi if you prefer reading. And there is a pack available that includes video lessons. It might be a good alternative if you like my style ;-).

Complete Python 3 Masterclass

This one is Python oriented, I recommend knowing the basics on Raspberry Pi, but after this course you’ll know everything about Python, for Raspberry Pi and also other computers.

Here is the summary of the beginning :

  • Setup Python on Windows
  • Python and Raspberry Pi (install Raspbian, Python introduction)
  • Getting started with Python (Hello World!)
  • Python programming basics (operators, print and input functions)
  • Arithmetic with Python
  • Conditional statements (if, then, else)
  • Operators (membership, logical, bitwise)
  • Loops (While, for)
  • Functions

At this step, you’ll know everything about Python, and you’ll start to experiment things with NumPy and Matplotlib, and finally use the GPIO pins.

If your goal is to often use Python later, it’s really a complete course to master it
Here is a review to get a better idea:

This course has EVERYTHING , including SOURCE CODE FILES !
Well designed, well implemented , and contains ALL necessary resources.
5 STARS !

Robert Schemmel, Udemy


The price is cheap (under $20 in one payment) and the course is absolutely complete (19 hours of video lessons!).

If you’re interested, check the link here: Complete Python 3 Masterclass.
Udemy offers a high discount if you register for the course quickly.

Reminder: I also have a book about Python on Raspberry Pi if you prefer reading.

Ultimate Guide to Raspberry Pi : Tips, Tricks and Hacks

Lee Assam offers a complete overview of the Raspberry Pi in this generalist course.
You will have access to 78 videos for a total of 5 hours of lessons.

The course includes things from Raspberry Pi setup to building an Amazon Echo clone through GPIO stuff and software installations tutorials.

You can get a high discount on the price if you order now, check the price here: Ultimate Guide to Raspberry Pi.

To be honest, this course has not been updated for the latest versions and models, so while it’s a good introduction, you might need to find more up-to-date information after watching it (on RaspberryTips directly, or with one of my products that include free updates for all existing customers).

Raspberry Pi Tutorials (TheZanShow)

Here is another free course on YouTube, produced by Alexander Baran-Harper.

This playlist includes 49 videos oriented on software and projects you can build with a Raspberry Pi. There is also a big part with components you can plug to the GPIO pins and how to use them (LED, button, relay).

Download the Pi Glossary!
If you are lost in all these new words and abbreviations, request my free Raspberry Pi glossary here (PDF format)!
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Here is the first video of the course :

And you can check the complete playlist here.

Build Your Retro Games Machine

This one is awesome if you want to use your Raspberry Pi as a retro gaming machine.

You’ll learn how to emulate dozens of game consoles, including PSX and N64 on your Raspberry Pi (using Retropie).
Nick Thomas (the course creator) will guide you to install the operating system, configure it, and play your first games with it.

donkey kong retropie

Check the price and the complete course program here: Retro gaming course.

Raspberry Pi Workshop for Beginners

Here is another free course you can watch on YouTube, on the Core Electronics channel.
Published in 2017, it’s a playlist with 30 videos with basics about Raspberry Pi.

Here are the key parts you’ll find inside:

  • Beginner basics on how to install and manage Raspbian
  • GPIO and Python introduction
  • Graphic interface with Python
  • IoT introduction (IFTTT and Particle Pi)

Without further ado, here is the link to the course: Raspberry Pi Workshop.

As mentioned for previous courses, this one has not been updated for a while. After watching it, you might need to look for updated tutorials on RaspberryTips directly, or get one of my products that are always up-to-date.

Tech Explorations™ Raspberry Pi Full Stack

Want to add “Raspberry Pi Full Stack Expert” to your resume? If so, here is the course you need.
And it’s on UDEMY, so it’s cheap in the very first hours when you use the link for the first time.

The content is awesome with 89 videos for a total of 10 hours:

  • Getting started with your Raspberry Pi
  • Managing backup and restore
  • GPIO Pins & Python
  • Web application creation

Here is a review from the Udemy page:

Very methodic, organized and detailed. I own at least 9 Raspberry Pis across the range of models, and have been running several applications for a couple of years now, and yet I got to learn something new when I went through the initial sections of setting up the Pi. I’ve signed up for another Raspberry Pi course by Dr Dalmaris because I feel that I have a lot more to learn !

Andy Menon , Udemy

And obviously, here is the link to the product page on Udemy: Raspberry Pi Full Stack. It has been updated recently, so it should be pretty accurate, even with recent models and versions of Raspberry Pi OS.

The Theory Behind Electronics

This one is special, but I think it will help many of you.
Internet websites talks about Raspberry Pi projects from scratch, but they consider you’re an expert in electronics, what you are probably not.

That’s why starting with the basic and learn how electronics works before playing with complex circuits and voltage is probably a good idea.

In this course, you’ll get an introduction to electric current, voltage, power, resistance, color codes, etc.
And the good news is, as I recommend this classes to you, you can follow it for free by registering on Skillshare for a free trial.

Here is the link: The Theory Behind Electronics.

Raspberry Pi Bootcamp

It’s the last paid course of this list, and another generalist course.
Produced by Lee Assam (two courses in this list, well done!), it’s named the Raspberry Pi Bootcamp.

Reviews talk better than me:

The course is fun and engaging. I use this course to teach my kids and their friends (summer project) building Google Assistant. The instructions are clear and Lee is responsive in providing updated instructions since we use a different image downloaded from Google. I recommend this course as intro to Raspberry Pi for kids.

Hao Tran, Udemy

Here is the summary of this 3 hours long course:

  • Raspberry Pi and Raspbian setup
  • Introduction to GPIO pins and programming them
  • Install a web server and control circuits from here
  • Gaming sytem on Raspberry Pi introduction
  • Project: Create a Google Home clone

Here is the link for more details: Raspberry Pi Bootcamp for beginners.

Unfortunately, this course has not been updated in quite some time. If you can afford it, I would encourage you to take my own “Bootcamp” course instead. Not only because it’s mine, but because it’s up-to-date for the latest Raspberry Pi models and OS version (taking the time to learn what Raspberry Pi was 3 years ago is a bit useless in my opinion).

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Raspberry Pi official website

Finally, do you know that you can find incredible lessons for free on the Raspberry Pi official website?
Yes, the Raspberry Pi Foundation offers free training with computing teachers in England.

There are many courses available here, so I’ll let you discover this page directly here : Raspberry Pi Foundation courses.

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Conclusion & bonus

That’s the end of this list of the best online courses for Raspberry Pi.
Hope you found what you were looking for 🙂

And if you’re looking for a more customized course, tailored to your needs, with the support of a group of like-minded Raspberry Pi users, I strongly encourage you to join our RaspberryTips community. You get access to a full catalog of video lessons, no ads on the site, and forums to ask questions and share your progress. Jump in here.

Whenever you’re ready, here are other ways I can help you:

The RaspberryTips Community: If you want to hang out with me and other Raspberry Pi fans, you can join the community. I share exclusive tutorials and behind-the-scenes content there. Premium members can also visit the website without ads.

Master your Raspberry Pi in 30 days: If you are looking for the best tips to become an expert on Raspberry Pi, this book is for you. Learn useful Linux skills and practice multiple projects with step-by-step guides.

The Raspberry Pi Bootcamp: Understand everything about the Raspberry Pi, stop searching for help all the time, and finally enjoy completing your projects.

Master Python on Raspberry Pi: Create, understand, and improve any Python script for your Raspberry Pi. Learn the essentials step-by-step without losing time understanding useless concepts.

You can also find all my recommendations for tools and hardware on this page.

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