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"The best part about it is when you're teaching children or when people want to try different coding, they can use the raspberry Pi and you don't have to worry about them ripping into your thousand dollar laptop," Hammond said. "It's easier for children to learn and learn about hardware and digital computing with a raspberry Pi."

September 8, 2017
Writer: Sydney Jensen

A new technology class it hitting the Shelley area at the North Bingham County District Library Central Library.

The course is taught by a local Shelley woman, Sesha Hammond, who teaches participants how to use a raspberry pi computer.

"A raspberry Pi is a credit card sized computer that is only $35," Sesha Hammond, librarian for the North Bingham County District Library Central Library, told BYU-Idaho Radio. "It has wireless capabilities so it can get wi-fi on it and the operating system of a raspberry Pi is on a [micro] SD card, so the little cards in your cameras."

Hammond says the system can be connected to a monitor or even a TV and then using a keyboard and mouse, programmed to perform various functions. 

"The best part about it is when you're teaching children or when people want to try different coding, they can use the raspberry Pi and you don't have to worry about them ripping into your thousand dollar laptop," Hammond said. "It's easier for children to learn and learn about hardware and digital computing with a raspberry Pi."

The classes are every Wednesday in September at 3:30 p.m at the North Bingham District Library Central Library. There is no registration required.

You can listen to the full interview below.