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From 0 to 1: Raspberry Pi and the Internet of Things

Explore the Core Principles Behind Internet-Connected Objects

By Loonycorn | in Online Courses

The internet of things refers to the internet's operation on physical devices: electronics, sensors, buildings, vehicles, and the like. In this general course, you'll explore the internet of things from a general perspective, but also focus on home automation using Raspberry Pi, the popular portable computer. Ultimately, you'll be able to not just imagine specific uses for IoT applications, but have an idea how to actually build and implement them.

  • Access 37 lectures & 7 hours of content 24/7
  • Explore IoT examples like sensors, actuators, microcontrollers, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, physical computing, & smart homes
  • Learn about the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B
  • Dive into physical computing, like LEDs, push buttons, circuit design, Ohm's law, & more
  • Perform home automation projects like controlling switches, measuring distance, & more
Loonycorn is comprised of four individuals—Janani Ravi, Vitthal Srinivasan, Swetha Kolalapudi and Navdeep Singh—who have honed their tech expertises at Google and Flipkart. The team believes it has distilled the instruction of complicated tech concepts into funny, practical, engaging courses, and is excited to be sharing its content with eager students.

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  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Experience level required: beginner, intermediate, advanced, all level

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Course Outline

  • What this course is about
    • You, This course and Us
  • What is the Internet of Things?
    • What is the internet of things and why should you care?
    • What makes a home smart?
    • Small but Mighty : The Raspberry Pi (15:37)
  • Pi's Anatomy
    • The brain : Raspberry Pi's Microprocessor
    • Exploring the Raspberry Pi board
    • Raspberry Pi : Where is the memory?
    • Operating systems : Make an informed choice
  • Getting Started
    • Install the Operating system
    • Let's go on a tour : Raspbian OS
    • Getting Comfortable : Linux Shell commands
    • User permissions on the Raspberry Pi
    • Installing a software
    • Connecting your Pi to the Internet
  • Coding with Python - It's easy as Pi
    • Coding is like Cooking
    • A List is a List
    • Playing with Lists
    • Dictionaries and If-Else
    • Don't Jump Through Hoops, Use Loops
    • Lists, Dictionaries and Loops
    • Functions are like Foodprocessors
    • Stay cool : Import a module
  • Physical Computing with the Raspberry Pi
    • Raspberry Pi and Physical Computing : How stuff works
    • Establish the first link : How do devices communicate?
    • Put the pieces together : Designing a circuit
    • Tie it all up : Writing the code
  • Let's have some fun! Home Automation projects
    • Meet the players: A few common electrical components
    • Getting our feet wet: Flash an LED
    • Push some buttons : Reading an input
    • Our first sensor : How bright is it in here?
    • Who goes there? : Detect an object & measure distance with an ultrasonic sensor
    • Get ready for Magic 1 : Automate a switch using a relay and sensors
    • Get ready for Magic 2 : Automate a switch using a relay and sensors
    • Control a relay from anywhere - I
    • Setting up a video feed with the Pi Camera
  • For Arduino lovers: WiringPi
    • WiringPi and Pulse Width Modulation

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Economics: Game Theory, Competition, Elasticity

Learn the Microeconomic Forces & Theories That Drive Everyday Decisions

By Loony Corn | in Online Courses

Microeconomics is a field packed with everyday applications, from economic to social transactions. This course explores the competitive theories of economics, giving you a crash course in how to think about markets, finance, and the economic drivers that guide all of our decisions.

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  • Apply Game Theory to decide whether to be adversarial or cooperative in real-life situations
  • Determine how best to price products or services you are selling
  • Decide the kind of cost structure a firm or enterprise should have, relative to its competitive landscape
  • Model demand, supply & the effects of income, government regulations & technology
Loonycorn is comprised of four individuals—Janani Ravi, Vitthal Srinivasan, Swetha Kolalapudi and Navdeep Singh—who have honed their tech expertises at Google and Flipkart. The team believes it has distilled the instruction of complicated tech concepts into funny, practical, engaging courses, and is excited to be sharing its content with eager students.

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  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web streaming, mobile streaming
  • Certification of completion not included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Experience level required: all levels

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Course Outline

  • You, Us & This Course
    • You, Us & This Course (2:28)
  • Game Theory
    • Discounting & Loyalty (16:20)
    • The Rivalry Game (10:12)
    • Trust and Honor in Organized Crime (11:04)
    • Winner-Takes-All Games and Sports in Society (14:12)
  • Demand
    • The Law of Demand (6:55)
    • Examples of the Law of Demand (9:12)
    • Veblen Goods (6:34)
    • Giffen Goods (6:35)
    • Income Effects on Demand (7:21)
    • Complements and substitutes (8:16)
  • Supply
    • The Law of Supply (6:07)
    • Examples of the Law of Supply (5:59)
    • Inflation, Technology and Government (12:50)
    • Market Equilibrium (8:59)
  • Elasticity
    • Elasticity and Price Sensitivity (11:06)
    • Horizontal and Vertical Demand Curves (8:30)
    • Revenue Maximisation (7:05)
    • Elasticity of Veblen and Giffen Goods (3:31)
    • Income and Cross-Elasticities (7:40)
    • Elasticity and Linear Demand Curves (9:06)
  • Applications of Elasticity
    • Taxes (10:26)
    • Agriculture (8:18)
    • Minimum Wages (7:24)
    • Price Controls (7:20)
  • Utility
    • Utility and Diminishing Marginal Utility (14:54)
    • The Paradox of Value (10:13)
    • Indifference Curves and Consumer Equilibrium (14:15)
    • Deriving Demand Curves and Income Effects from Indifference Curves (10:33)
    • Consumer Surplus (4:39)
  • Firms
    • Factors of Production (11:44)
    • Total and Marginal Product (10:01)
    • The Least Cost Principle (4:49)
    • Returns to Scale (5:04)
  • Costs
    • Total and Marginal Costs (8:45)
    • Average and Marginal Costs (8:08)
    • Types of Supply Curves (8:27)
  • Competition
    • Long Run, Short Run (5:46)
    • Perfect Competition (10:27)
    • Profit Maximisation in Perfect Competition (6:56)
    • Monopoly (10:04)
    • Monopolistic Competition (3:40)

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That Stranger In The Mirror: Neuroscience For Everyone

Explore the Neuroscience & Psychology That Affect the World Around You

By Loony Corn | in Online Courses

The human brain is a wonderfully complex and mysterious tool, responsible for just about every physical thing you see in the world, and the driving force behind every interaction you make with the world around you. But how does it work? Over this course, you'll learn the anatomy of the brain, and how each part interacts to determine behaviors and motivation. Plus, you'll dive into the psychology behind personality, memory, and much more.

  • Access 45 lectures & 7 hours of content 24/7
  • Identify different parts of the brain, & how they correspond to different voices in your head
  • Understand primary motivations, including complex urges such as desiring fairness & independence
  • Seek the state of flow, a mental state of intense concentration & joy, brought on by work
  • Classify personalities into 32 categories using the Big Five Personality Traits
  • Learn how memory works, & why it is reconstructive & associative
Loonycorn is comprised of four individuals—Janani Ravi, Vitthal Srinivasan, Swetha Kolalapudi and Navdeep Singh—who have honed their tech expertises at Google and Flipkart. The team believes it has distilled the instruction of complicated tech concepts into funny, practical, engaging courses, and is excited to be sharing its content with eager students.

Details & Requirements

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web streaming, mobile streaming
  • Certification of completion not included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Experience level required: all levels

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  • Internet required

Course Outline

  • You, This Course and Us
    • You, This Course and Us (2:34)
  • Which voice wins
    • Knowing Yourself (1:29)
    • The Voices In Our Heads (10:17)
    • Novelty and Dr No (13:36)
    • The Squeaky Wheel (9:09)
  • ConsciousThoughtIntroduced
    • Why Our Minds Like To Wander (12:37)
    • Five Elements Of Conscious Thought (10:34)
    • Walking, Talking And Chewing Gum (11:43)
    • When Thought And Action Merge (6:36)
    • Distractions Make Me Dumber (9:56)
  • RewardsAndMotivation
    • Our Motivations (1:00)
    • Caveman Brain, Complex Urges (11:56)
    • Sweet 16 That Make Us Tick (5:27)
    • Auftragstaktik, And A Band Of Brothers (11:31)
  • Primary_Motivations
    • Motivations Double-Clicked (7:35)
    • The Strength Of The Wolf Is The Pack (6:25)
    • Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death (8:37)
    • Curiosity Belled The Cat (14:02)
    • Peace And Quiet (10:55)
    • Self-Transcendance And Self-Actualisation (9:14)
  • Flow
    • Its Magical, Yet Real (11:35)
    • A Fine Balance (13:23)
  • Big_Five
    • Knowing Others - Classification and Categorisation (1:46)
    • The Big Five Personality Traits (9:46)
    • Open Sesame (13:10)
    • Mirror Mirror On The Wall (8:05)
  • Types
    • Now, Where Have I Seen You Before? (9:41)
    • Different Strokes For Different Folks (10:54)
    • Death Of A (Used Car) Salesman (10:21)
    • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (13:11)
  • Memory
    • Knowing Stuff (0:47)
    • Memories Are Like Snowflakes (12:33)
    • You Never Cross The Same River Twice (11:15)
    • What's In A Name? (6:55)
    • Learning Oughta Be Active (8:13)
    • Sleep And Memory (5:16)
  • Examples
    • Some Ideas For You To Consider (1:48)
    • Try Being A Morning Person - Why (10:04)
    • Try Being A Morning Person - How (14:04)
    • Mentors Don't Grow On Trees (16:50)
    • Why Stephen Curry Loves His Naps (12:11)
    • Talk In Bullets (7:01)
    • Think In Trees (6:32)
    • Choose In Pairs (9:31)
    • Hard Talk (15:15)
    • New Lecture

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Cause and Effect: 25 Famous Experiments that Changed Our World

The History of Science (& the World) in 25 Still Crucial Experiments

By Loonycorn | in Online Courses

It's a little science, a little history in this fun course about some of history's most important scientific discoveries. You'll learn about Lavoisier's discovery of oxygen, the origins of the Doppler Effect, Pavlov's famous dog, and many more fascinating experiments that completely changed the way we interact with our world today.

  • Access 26 lectures & 4.5 hours of content 24/7
  • Learn about how the circumference of the earth was first calculated
  • Understand the origins of scurvy & why it is only a seaborne illness
  • Discover the purposes of bees' waggle dance
Loonycorn is comprised of four individuals—Janani Ravi, Vitthal Srinivasan, Swetha Kolalapudi and Navdeep Singh—who have honed their tech expertises at Google and Flipkart. The team believes it has distilled the instruction of complicated tech concepts into funny, practical, engaging courses, and is excited to be sharing its content with eager students.

Details & Requirements

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web streaming, mobile streaming
  • Certification of completion not included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Experience level required: all levels

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  • Internet required

Course Outline

  • You, This Course and Us
    • You, This Course and Us (1:46)
  • Experiments-I
    • Eratosthenes And The Circumference Of The Earth (14:15)
    • Galileo's Law Of Falling Bodies (10:51)
    • Romer And The Finite Speed Of Light (12:20)
    • James Lind, Scurvy And Vitamin C (13:19)
    • Lavoisier And The Discovery Of Oxygen (10:53)
  • Experiments-II
    • Alessandro Volta And The First Battery (11:40)
    • Edward Jenner And The Smallpox Vaccine (13:23)
    • Thomas Young And The Double Slit Experiment (12:35)
    • Hans Christian Ørsted And The Link Between Electricity And Magnetism (10:44)
    • Robert Brown And Brownian Motion (6:40)
  • Experiments-III
    • Michael Faraday And Electromagnetic Induction (6:57)
    • Christian Doppler And The Doppler Effect (10:21)
    • Léon Foucault And Foucault's Pendulum (10:37)
    • Charles Darwin And His Theory Of Evolution (19:03)
    • Gregor Mendel And Mendelian Inheritance (14:46)
  • Experiments-IV
    • Louis Pasteur And Spontaneous Generation (9:05)
    • Charles And Francis Darwin And Phototropism (10:21)
    • Heinrich Hertz And Electromagnetic Waves (10:07)
    • Emil von Behring, Kitasato Shibasaburō And Immune Therapy (7:41)
    • Marie And Pierre Curie And Radioactivity (14:01)
  • Experiments-V
    • Ivan Pavlov And Classical Conditioning (9:04)
    • Heike Kamerlingh Onnes And Superconductivity (7:56)
    • Alexander Fleming And The Discovery Of Penicillin (8:00)
    • Frederick Griffith And The Transforming Principle (8:50)
    • Karl Ritter von Frisch And The Waggle Dance Of The Bees (8:49)

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Games People Play: Applied Game Theory

Think Smarter About the Conflicts in Your Life

By Loonycorn | in Online Courses

Game theory is the scientific framework used to analyze situations of competition and conflict in order to find the best way forward. In this course, you'll explore some classic iterations of game theory, and learn how to apply strategic thinking to everyday situations. In essence, you'll be learning the science behind outthinking everything in your life.

  • Access 42 lectures & 7.5 hours of content 24/7
  • Apply game theory & strategic thinking to real world situations
  • Understand the formal techniques involved in solving games, like rollback analysis & finding Nash equilibrium
  • Learn some standard games which apply to many situations, like the Prisoner's dilemma, chicken, & the battle of the sexes
  • Deal w/ situations w/ asymmetric information using techniques like signaling & screening
Loonycorn is comprised of four individuals—Janani Ravi, Vitthal Srinivasan, Swetha Kolalapudi and Navdeep Singh—who have honed their tech expertises at Google and Flipkart. The team believes it has distilled the instruction of complicated tech concepts into funny, practical, engaging courses, and is excited to be sharing its content with eager students.

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  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web streaming, mobile streaming
  • Certification of completion not included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Experience level required: all levels

Compatibility

  • Internet required

Course Outline

  • You, This Course and Us
    • You, This Course and Us (2:17)
  • Approaching Strategic Games
    • Opportunities for thinking Strategically (14:49)
    • Examples of Strategic Games (6:00)
    • Game Theory as a framework for Strategic Thinking (6:27)
    • Classifying Strategic Games (5:19)
    • The Order of Play : Sequential vs Simultaneous games (8:17)
    • What's in it for me? : Zero-sum vs Non-Zero sum games (5:07)
    • Can we make a deal? : Cooperative vs Non-cooperative games (7:30)
    • Tell me your secrets : Asymmetric Information games (6:08)
    • Thinking Long term : Repeated games (4:54)
    • Bending the rules : Fixed vs Manipulable games (3:52)
  • The Foundations of Game Theory
    • The Fundamental Components of a Strategic Game (3:56)
    • Know your Options : Strategies (11:00)
    • What's in it for me? : Payoffs (4:45)
    • Playing smart : The assumption of rationality (9:32)
    • Rules are common knowledge (5:53)
    • How do you solve a game? (8:25)
  • Playing Sequential Games
    • Thinking ahead with Sequential games (3:12)
    • Visualizing a Game Tree (18:31)
    • Solving a Game Tree: Rollback Equilibrium (9:38)
    • Example 1: To smoke or not to smoke? (13:51)
    • Example 2: Voting in a Legislature I (22:16)
    • Example 3: Voting in a Legislature II (10:36)
    • Example 4: Computer Chess (7:22)
  • Playing Simultaneous Games
    • Imperfect Information in Simultaneous Games (9:27)
    • Building a Payoff Table (10:59)
    • Nash Equilibrium for Simultaneous Games (7:17)
    • Properties of the Nash Equilibrium (21:03)
    • The Dominance Method (8:17)
    • The Best Response Method (18:31)
    • The Minimax Method for Zero-sum games (14:49)
    • Example 1: Prisoner's Dilemma (10:36)
    • Example 2: Voting in Legislature Revisited (11:00)
    • Solving games with Continuous Strategies (22:16)
  • Pregaming a Strategic Game
    • Signaling and Screening (14:49)
    • Threats, Commitments and Promises (10:36)
  • Game Theory in Economics : Understanding a Duopoly
    • Discounting & Loyalty (16:20)
    • The Rivalry Game (10:12)
    • Trust and Honor in Organized Crime (11:04)
    • Winner-Takes-All Games and Sports in Society (14:12)
  • Set Pieces of Game Theory
    • Revisiting Prisoner's Dilemma (11:00)
    • Co-ordination Games : Chicken and Battle of the Sexes (18:31)

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Under the Hood: How Cars Work

Discover the Engineering That Makes Cars Go

By Loonycorn | in Online Courses

There are car people, and there are... uh, not car people. But you can become a car person with this immersive course on how cars work! Explore engines, fuel systems, transmission, suspension, steering, and brakes - all the key components of a car - and learn how they work. You don't even have to drive!

  • Access 28 lectures & 4 hours of content 24/7
  • Learn how internal combustion engines work & the differences between gas & diesel engines
  • Understand fuel systems
  • Explore the relationship between torque & RPM
  • Discuss transmission, gearing, & the differential & final drive
Loonycorn is comprised of four individuals—Janani Ravi, Vitthal Srinivasan, Swetha Kolalapudi and Navdeep Singh—who have honed their tech expertises at Google and Flipkart. The team believes it has distilled the instruction of complicated tech concepts into funny, practical, engaging courses, and is excited to be sharing its content with eager students.

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  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web streaming, mobile streaming
  • Certification of completion not included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Experience level required: all levels

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Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • You, This Course and Us (1:50)
    • Turning on a Car (9:09)
    • Car Systems Introduced (12:22)
  • Car Engines
    • Internal Combustion Engines (7:34)
    • Parts of an Engine (12:05)
    • Some Engine Terms (7:12)
    • Engine Classifications (5:24)
    • Four Stroke SI Engines - I (9:43)
    • Four Stroke SI Engines - II (5:34)
    • Two Stroke Engines (12:35)
    • Diesel Engines (13:01)
    • Otto Cycle (14:08)
  • Ignition and Fuel Systems
    • Ignition Systems (7:26)
    • Car Charging (14:04)
    • Fuel Systems Introduced (8:37)
    • Air and Fuel: Rich, Lean, and Stoichiometric Mixtures (9:11)
    • Starting (9:24)
    • Idling (7:13)
    • Racing and Cruising (5:53)
    • Elementary Fuel Systems (6:04)
    • Fuel System Improvements (9:31)
  • Transmission and Drive Train
    • Final Drive and Differential (5:17)
    • Drive Shaft (5:44)
    • Transmission - I (8:23)
    • Transmission - II (13:34)
  • Other Car Systems
    • 20_Suspension (9:43)
    • 21_Steering (8:08)
    • 22_Brakes (7:36)

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Innovators and Innovation: Travel Through Time!

Connect the Dots Between History's Earliest, Most Important Innovations & the World We See Today

By Loonycorn | in Online Courses

No, you're not physically traveling through time here, but you will journey through the lives of 13 innovators in the pre-industrial age, learning the machining basics that built the foundation for our mechanized world today. Over the course, you'll learn how all inventions are connected, and understand how machines worked in the past, but how these original constructions have inspired more efficient machines today.

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  • Discuss the steam engine & spinning jenny, two of the most important inventions of the Industrial Revolution
  • Follow the lives of 13 innovators, including James Watt, Edmund Cartwright, George Stephenson, & more
  • Learn the parts & working mechanisms of 13 critical early inventions
  • Explore the world's first factory
Loonycorn is comprised of four individuals—Janani Ravi, Vitthal Srinivasan, Swetha Kolalapudi and Navdeep Singh—who have honed their tech expertises at Google and Flipkart. The team believes it has distilled the instruction of complicated tech concepts into funny, practical, engaging courses, and is excited to be sharing its content with eager students.

Details & Requirements

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web streaming, mobile streaming
  • Certification of completion not included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Experience level required: all levels

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  • Internet required

Course Outline

  • Section 1: You, This Course and Us
    • You, This Course and Us (2:17)
  • Section 2: Pre-industrial times
    • The on the go era (2:23)
    • Era of mud homes and thatched roof (2:30)
    • Pre-industrial times (19:31)
  • Section 3: The cycle of innovations
    • History is important (2:31)
    • Innovators and their innovations (12:43)
    • The connection between all innovations (16:34)
  • Section 4: One step before the Steam Engine
    • Steam engine: Importance (1:41)
    • Problems and evolution of the steam engines (15:12)
    • Hero of Alexandria and the first steam engine (17:23)
    • Denis Papin's life (18:01)
    • The steam digester (9:04)
  • Section 5: Evolution of the steam engine
    • Thomas Savery and the miners' friend (19:16)
    • Life of Thomas Newcomen (11:14)
    • Newcomen's Atmospheric engine (19:59)
    • What of James Watt (16:38)
    • The Watt Steam Engine (17:35)
    • Richard Trevithick and the First Steam Carrier (13:20)
    • George Stephenson, Steam Locomotive, Charles Parsons (13:00)
    • Innovations inspired by steam (2:20)
  • Section 6: Early innovations in textile industry
    • Problems of the textile industry (14:30)
    • Flying shuttle leads to Spinning Jenny (6:19)
    • James Hargreaves and the Spinning Jenny (13:30)
    • The story of Richard Arkwright (12:37)
    • The legendary Water Frame (10:45)
  • Section 7: First factories and power loom
    • Arkwright's and world's First Factory (11:54)
    • Samuel Crompton and the Spinning Mule (13:41)
    • Edmund Cartwright and Power Loom (16:54)
    • Joseph Marie Jacquard (9:15)
    • Jacquard Loom (7:46)
    • Computers have come a long way (3:05)

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