Raspberry Pi For Dummies
Embrace the exciting new technology of Raspberry Pi!
With the invention of the unique credit-card sized single-board computer, the Raspberry Pi, comes a new wave of hardware geeks, hackers, and hobbyists who are excited about the possibilities of the Raspberry Pi, and this is the perfect guide to get you started in this exhilarating new arena. With this fun and friendly book, you'll quickly discover why the supply for the Pi cannot keep up with the demand! Veteran tech authors Sean McManus and Mike Cook show you how to download and install the operating system, use the installed applications, and much more.
- Covers connecting the Pi to other devices such as a keyboard, mouse, monitor, and more
- Teaches you basic Linux System Admin
- Walks you through editing images, creating web pages, and playing music
- Details how to program with Scratch and Python
- Explores creating simple hardware projects
Raspberry Pi For Dummies makes computing as easy as
Now discover the history of Raspberry Pi!
The Raspberry Pi sold a million units in its first year, and came from a previously unknown organisation, The Raspberry Pi Foundation. If you’ve ever wondered how it came into being, and what inspired its creation, Sean McManus, co-author of Raspberry Pi For Dummies, has the answer. He has set up a section on his website to share bonus content, which includes a short history of the Raspberry Pi. At Sean’s website, you can also read reviews of the book, see videos of its projects, and read several exclusive blog posts about the Raspberry Pi and its community.
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
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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