If you have already received your new Raspberry Pi $35 mini PC, and have been doing a little tinkering, and are looking for an interesting project to help you learn more about the Raspberry Pi mini PC.
You might be interested in a new free online course which has been developed by the University of Cambridge Computer Lab, to help you create a simple operating system from scratch for your Raspberry Pi.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation website explains:
“The course opens with some explanations about what assembly language is – and, importantly, what an operating system really is; you’ll learn some new concepts and possibly some new terms, and then you’ll dive headlong into practical work. You will work through sessions which teach you how to enable and manipulate one of the board’s LEDs, then learn some graphics theory and start generating lines, text and random numbers.
Eventually you’ll be manipulating text to display computed values, and learning how to build your own command line interface. Alex has also given you instructions on building your own USB HID driver, which is a really useful way of getting to understand the USB controller that’s already on the Raspberry Pi. There’s a section of downloads with answers to every exercise, so you can keep an eye on your progress.”
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