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Raspberry Pi for Dummies 2E

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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 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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Table of Contents

Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started with the Raspberry Pi 5 Chapter 1: Introducing the Raspberry Pi 7 Chapter 2: Downloading the Operating System 19 Chapter 3: Connecting Your Raspberry Pi 29 Part II: Getting Started with Linux 49 Chapter 4: Using the Desktop Environment 51 Chapter 5: Using the Linux Shell 75 Part III: Using the Raspberry Pi for Both Work and Play 111 Chapter 6: Being Productive with the Raspberry Pi 113 Chapter 7: Editing Photos on the Raspberry Pi with GIMP 125 Chapter 8: Playing Audio and Video on the Raspberry Pi 135 Part IV: Programming the Raspberry Pi 145 Chapter 9: Introducing Programming with Scratch 147 Chapter 10: Programming an Arcade Game Using Scratch 163 Chapter 11: Writing Programs in Python 185 Chapter 12: Creating a Game with Python and Pygame 215 Chapter 13: Programming Minecraft with Python 233 Chapter 14: Making Music with Sonic Pi 255 Part V: Exploring Electronics with the Raspberry Pi 269 Chapter 15: Understanding Circuits and Soldering 271 Chapter 16: Making Your First Project with the Raspberry Pi 291 Chapter 17: Putting the Raspberry Pi in Control 323 Chapter 18: The Raspberry Pi in an Analog World 347 Part VI: The Part of Tens 367 Chapter 19: Ten Great Sof tware Packages for the Raspberry Pi 371 Chapter 20: Ten Inspiring Projects for the Raspberry Pi 381 Appendix A: Troubleshooting and Configuring the Raspberry Pi 389 Appendix B: The GPIO on the Raspberry Pi 403 Appendix C: RISC OS 407 Index 415 Bonus Chapter 1: Mathematica BC1

About the Author

Sean McManus is an expert technology author. He is also aCode Club volunteer, helping children at a local school to learncomputer programming. Mike Cook is a lifelong electronicsbuff, a former lecturer in physics at Manchester MetropolitanUniversity, and author of more than 300 articles.


Perfect for beginners to computer science, this book shows you how to make the most of your Raspberry Pi (Times Educational Supplement, January 2015) This is the second edition of a title that has proven very popular the varied and eclectic nature of the Pi makes it a good fit for the Dummies Brand (Linux Voice, February 2015) this Dummies title is an excellent introduction for the complete beginner to the hardware and Linux itself" (Linux Voice, April 2015)

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