Raspberry Pi For Dummies

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Master your Raspberry Pi in a flash with this easy-to-follow guide

Raspberry Pi For Dummies, 2nd Edition is a comprehensive guide to this exciting technology, fully updated to align with the Rev 3 board. Veteran technology authors provide expert insight and guidance that get you up and running fast, allowing you to explore the full capabilities of your Raspberry Pi. The clear, concise style makes this guide easy to follow for complete beginners, providing step-by-step ...

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Overview

Master your Raspberry Pi in a flash with this easy-to-follow guide

Raspberry Pi For Dummies, 2nd Edition is a comprehensive guide to this exciting technology, fully updated to align with the Rev 3 board. Veteran technology authors provide expert insight and guidance that get you up and running fast, allowing you to explore the full capabilities of your Raspberry Pi. The clear, concise style makes this guide easy to follow for complete beginners, providing step-by-step instruction throughout the setup process and into systems administration and programming. Updated information includes coverage of Noobs, PiStore and making music with SonicPi, in addition to basic Raspberry Pi operations and features.

Raspberry Pi For Dummies, 2nd Edition teaches you everything you need to know to get the most out of your device. Even if you've never ventured beyond e-mail and web browsers, this guide will give you the skills and confidence you need to take advantage of everything the Raspberry Pi has to offer.

  • Find out how to install the operating system and connect to other devices
  • Install, use and remove software like a pro
  • Learn basic Linux systems administration
  • Program with Scratch, Python and Minecraft on your Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi has awakened a whole new generation of hardware geeks, hackers and hobbyists, and now it's your turn to join their ranks. Learning how to fully use your new technology is the first step, and Raspberry Pi For Dummies, 2nd Edition is the ideal companion guide.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118554210
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/15/2013
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 412,796
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Sean McManus (Uxbridge, UK) is a technology and business author. His books include Microsoft Office for the Older and Wiser, Social Networking for the Older and Wiser, iPad for the Older and Wiser, Small Business WebsitesThat Work (Prentice Hall) and the co-authored Customer Service Pocketbook. As a journalist, Sean was a staff writer at Internet Magazine and has written tutorials and articles for Internet Works, Business 2.0, and Start and Run Your Business. With the introduction of his own blog and website, Sean shares his expertise further, providing readers with exclusive reviews and tips. Visit: http://www.sean.co.uk/books/raspberry-pi-for-dummies/index.shtm

Mike Cook (Manchester, UK) is a veteran tech author and a freelance consultant for all things to do with Physical Computing.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Raspberry Pi 7

Chapter 1: Introducing the Raspberry Pi 9

Chapter 2: Downloading the Operating System 19

Chapter 3: Connecting Your Raspberry Pi 31

Part II: Getting Started with Linux 43

Chapter 4: Using the Desktop Environment 45

Chapter 5: Using the Linux Shell 71

Part III: Using the Raspberry Pi for Both Work and Play 107

Chapter 6: Being Productive with the Raspberry Pi 109

Chapter 7: Editing Photos on the Raspberry Pi with GIMP 121

Chapter 8: Building Your First Website with the Raspberry Pi 131

Chapter 9: Playing Audio and Video on the Raspberry Pi 159

Part IV: Programming the Raspberry Pi 171

Chapter 10: Introducing Programming with Scratch 173

Chapter 11: Programming an Arcade Game Using Scratch 189

Chapter 12: Writing Programs in Python 211

Chapter 13: Creating a Game with Python and Pygame 241

Part V: Exploring Electronics with the Raspberry Pi 259

Chapter 14: Understanding Circuits and Soldering 261

Chapter 15: Making Your First Project with the Raspberry Pi 281

Chapter 16: Putting the Raspberry Pi in Control 313

Chapter 17: The Raspberry Pi in an Analog World 337

Part VI: The Part of Tens 359

Chapter 18: Ten Great Software Packages for the Raspberry Pi 361

Chapter 19: Ten Inspiring Projects for the Raspberry Pi 371

Appendix A: Troubleshooting and Configuring the Raspberry Pi 377

Appendix B: The GPIO on the Raspberry Pi 391

Index 393

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