Getting Started with Raspberry Pi, 2nd Edition
Electronic Projects with Python, Scratch, and Linux
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc
Final Release Date: October 2014
Pages: 200

What can you do with the Raspberry Pi, the affordable computer the size of a credit card? All sorts of things! If you're learning how to program--or looking to build new electronic projects, this hands-on guide will show you just how valuable this flexible little platform can be.

Updated to include coverage of the Raspberry Pi Model B+, Getting Started with Raspberry Pi takes you step-by-step through many fun and educational possibilities. Take advantage of several preloaded programming languages. Use the Raspberry Pi with Arduino. Create Internet-connected projects. Play with multimedia. With Raspberry Pi, you can do all of this and more.

In Getting Started with Raspberry Pi, you’ll:

  • Get acquainted with hardware features on the Pi's board
  • Learn enough Linux to move around the operating system
  • Start programming in Python and Scratch
  • Draw graphics, play sounds, and handle mouse events with Pygame
  • Use the Pi's input and output pins to do some hardware hacking
  • Discover how Arduino and the Raspberry Pi can work together
  • Create your own Pi-based web server with Python
  • Work with the Raspberry Pi Camera Module and USB webcams
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    Comments about oreilly Getting Started with Raspberry Pi, 2nd Edition:

    Although clearly for an advanced beginner, one of the book's great strengths is it assumes almost no prior pi, linux, or python knowledge to get going. I learned a lot about the command line from reading the intro. I just wish I'd known sooner that I could cut and paste code from this site instead of hand copying it from the paper pages.

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      Comments about oreilly Getting Started with Raspberry Pi, 2nd Edition:

      The step by step instructions are extremely useful and it is all organized by chapter/subject real well. I am looking forward to you coming out with 'Getting Started With The Intel Edison'.

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      Good, clear guide with helpful code exam

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      Comments about oreilly Getting Started with Raspberry Pi, 2nd Edition:

      I read this via my mobile and found it quite readable, except for a couple of diagrams.
      I thought it was an excellent introduction for someone like me, with lots of PC experience but no experience of the Pi. The book really communicated the excitement and possibilities that the Raspberry Pi offers and the code fragments were very helpful.
      I'd recommend the book to anyone who has some technical knowledge but I think it would be quite difficult to follow if you were a real beginner.

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