The tricky part is getting comfortable with the Terminal. That's where you'll run code and address the hardware's IO pins. Think of it this way: It's one thing to learn how to drive a car; it's another to get under the hood and tinker with the engine. This bundle gives you just enough Python experience to get under the proverbial hood and make lights blink, sensors sense, and APIs converse.
Once you've learned to navigate your fun-sized supercomputer, you'll be ready to run some household appliances through its adorable brain. To make this as painless as possible for you and your Pi, you'll need to get familiar with Cayenne. This spicy IoT builder makes it easy to design your own custom home automation system with a drag-and-drop web interface. Without writing any code, you can activate all sorts of electronics in your home. For example, you can use moisture data to have your plants watered automatically, which might not sound all that cool at first, but do you know who else read moisture data? Luke freaking Skywalker! You'll be like Luke -- before, ya' know, he abandoned everyone he loved to go take dumps on a piece of rock in the middle of nowhere.