Learning Python with Raspberry Pi

Learning Python with Raspberry Pi

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by Alex Bradbury, Ben Everard
     
 

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The must-have companion guide to the Raspberry Pi User Guide!

Raspberry Pi chose Python as its teaching language of choice to encourage a new generation of programmers to learn how to program. This approachable book serves as an ideal resource for anyone wanting to use Raspberry Pi to learn to program and helps you get started with the Python programming

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The must-have companion guide to the Raspberry Pi User Guide!

Raspberry Pi chose Python as its teaching language of choice to encourage a new generation of programmers to learn how to program. This approachable book serves as an ideal resource for anyone wanting to use Raspberry Pi to learn to program and helps you get started with the Python programming language. Aimed at first-time developers with no prior programming language assumed, this beginner book gets you up and running.

  • Covers variables, loops, and functions
  • Addresses 3D graphics programming
  • Walks you through programming Minecraft
  • Zeroes in on Python for scripting

Learning Python with Raspberry Pi proves itself to be a fantastic introduction to coding.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118717059
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/31/2014
Pages:
286
Sales rank:
414,994
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

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FRINGEINDEPENEDENTREVIEW More than 1 year ago
Do you want to learn computer programming and you also have Raspberry Pi? If you do, this book is for you. Authors Alex Bradbury and Ben Everard have done an outstanding job of writing a book that shows you how to utilize Raspberry Pi to its fullest potential. Authors Bradbury and Everard, begin by showing you how to unlock the full power of the tiny computer, from 3D graphics to games programming to controlling electronics to tweeting. Next, the authors give you a taste of how to program. In addition, they go into detail about exactly how to create your own programs in Python. The authors also show you how to build graphical software by using a GUI toolkit. Then, they continue by introducing you to PyGame: Which is a module to help you create games in Python. The authors then show you how to use OpenGL: Which requires some maths, a new programming language, and a host of new concepts. Next, they show you how to send data back and forwards between two computers, by using the host and port number. In addition, the authors help you understand Minecraft: Which is a survival game set in a 3D world of blocks. They also look at two additional sensors that you can give your Pi to allow it to interact with the world in a far more natural way: microphones and cameras. Then, the authors show you how to use Python to make your life easier, by automating housekeeping jobs so that your computer keeps running with minimal intervention. Next, they show you how to control things outside of the Pi; and, the equipment that you will need to try out the various types of examples shown in this book. Finally, the authors show you the judicious use of print ( ) statements, that can help you find out what the problems are. This excellent book has given you a good grasp of how to use Python 3. Also, this great book will make you familiar with many of the most useful module add-ons.