Raspberry Pi founder to launch element14 design flow series webinars

Eben Upton to provide insight into programming the Raspberry Pi in less than 40 minutes

element14, the first collaborative community for design engineers and electronics enthusiasts, powered by global electronics distributor Premier Farnell, has announced its Design Flow Series webinars will be kicked off by Raspberry Pi founder Eben Upton on 4 April.

In the first session Raspberry Pi fans around the world have a chance to see how simple it is to program one of the credit card sized computers. The possibilities of what can be done on a Raspberry Pi are only limited by the imagination, so to help users get up and running quickly, in this live session, Eben will talk through the simple set up procedure, how to download and install the Operating System on the SD card, run the boot up script, use the script editor and begin to create applications using the Python scripts that are pre-supplied with the software download.

Each Design Flow Series webinar will feature technical presentations, lasting about 40 minutes with a further 15 minute Q&A.  Delivered by practicing engineers who are experts in their field they will offer practical ‘how to’ advice, tips, tricks and techniques that help developers get from specification through to assembled prototype in the quickest possible time.  Design files and code examples used in the webinars will be exclusively available for download from element14.

Chris Sullivan, Head of Global Solutions Marketing at element14 said: “element14 is all about giving customers, design engineers and enthusiasts access to the best information and the big hitters in the sector. With the Design Flow Series we are providing some cool hints and tips, as well as useful techniques that help drive the design flow. What better way to start than with Eben Upton sharing insight into the programming of the Raspberry Pi.”

Other Design Flow Series webinars are planned for the coming weeks including:

To sign up to attend the first webinar with Eben Upton, Founder of the Raspberry Pi computer, go to