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Raspberry Pi for Dummies 2E


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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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