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make computer a realacomputer

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Hey! I'm Judoka, your computer companion. Ready to go? Take out the pieces!


HDMI Cable Power Cable

Keyboard + Mouse 1


Power Plug Case Lid Memory Card

Light Ring Power Button

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DIY Case

Raspberry Pi 3 Brain

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This is your computer’s brain

It’s tiny, but powerful 4


Let's give the brain new powers

Grab the memory card, and slide out the micro card 5


Turn the brain over

It can hold thousands of songs, games and ideas

Slide in the micro card securely 6


Great!

Now let's add lights 7


Grab your Light Ring

LED stands for Light Emitting Diode

It has 10 LEDs you can code 8


The ring will flash colors after the brain is brought to life

There are 16 million colors to play with

When it's processing data, the lights turn orange 9


Line it up with the pins on the brain

There’s one hole for each pin

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Then push it down

Make sure you cover all the pins! 11


Nearly there

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Make sure it's pushed all the way down

The Light Ring borrows power from your computer

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Add the power button

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Great! Now you can safely turn your computer on and off

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To keep it strong and safe, let's make a case

Grab the sides and line them up 16


Place the brain between the case sides

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Slide them together

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Now you have a brain with armor and memory! Click

Click 19


Let's add the lid


Awesome! A powerful, protected processor

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Let's connect a screen

This sends pictures and sound to your TV

Grab the yellow HDMI cable 22


Plug it into your computer 23


Find a screen or TV with this kind of plug

HDMI

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Connect the other end of the cable to your screen

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Now you need a way to talk to your computer

Grab your keyboard! 26


Pick it up, flip it around, and push the red power button

Don’t use the red wire yet – that’s for charging

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Take out the white piece

This USB has a radio antenna! 28


Plug the piece into your computer

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Now the keyboard and brain are connected

Almost there‌ 30


Let's bring it to life! Grab the red pieces‌

‌and plug the big end into the power plug 31


Now grab the small end and connect it to your computer

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Put the power plug into a wall socket

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You made a computer! Now, follow the steps on screen… 34


It's alive!

‌to bring your lights to life! 35


The lights on the keyboard tell you how it’s feeling

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Green Successful radio connection

Slow flashes Turned on, but not connected

Orange Caps lock status

Fast flashes Low on power, time to charge!

Red Charging

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Your keyboard has hidden powers

Activate the white functions by holding [FN] 38


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Share creations Show off to friends

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Useful for coding All of these keys are frequently used when coding, so make sure to learn them

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When the green lights flash fast, charge your keyboard

Plug the red cable into the power plug, or to your computer 40


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