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Adventures in Raspberry Pi, 3rd Edition




Adventures in Raspberry Pi, 3rd Edition

Carrie Anne Philbin

ISBN: 978-1-119-26907-6 June 2017 288 Pages


Build cool Raspberry Pi projects with no experience required!

Adventures in Raspberry Pi, 3rd Edition is the fun guide to learning programming. Starting from the very basics and building skill upon skill, you'll learn developing fundamentals—even if you've never programmed before. Learning is exciting when you're working your way through cool projects, but the concepts you learn and the skills you master will take you further than you ever thought possible. You'll learn how your Raspberry Pi 3 works and what it can do as you create stories and games, program shapes, code music, and even build Minecraft worlds with projects designed specifically for kids 11 to 15. Author Carrie Anne Philbin is a former high school teacher, and she showcases her skills with clear, easy to follow instructions and explanations every step of the way. If you're interested in programming but find other books hard to understand, this book is your ideal starting point for mastering the Raspberry Pi.

Inexpensive, non-intimidating, yet surprisingly versatile, the Raspberry Pi 3 is an ideal way to learn programming. Updated to align with the newest board, this book will teach you fundamental programming skills while having a ton of fun!

  • Get acquainted with your Raspberry Pi's bits and pieces
  • Take control of your Pi's "insides" with simple commands
  • Program games, code music, and build a jukebox
  • Discover where your new skills can take you next

The tiny, credit-card sized Raspberry Pi has become a huge hit among kids—and adults—interested in programming. It does everything your desktop can do, but with a few basic programming skills, you can make it do so much more. With simple instructions, fun projects, and solid skills, Adventures in Raspberry Pi is the ultimate kids' programming guide!

Introduction 1

Adventure 1 You have a Raspberry Pi. Now What? 7

Adventure 2 Taking Command of Your Raspberry Pi 25

Adventure 3 Creating Stories and Games with Scratch 41

Adventure 4 Programming Shapes with Turtle Graphics 75

Adventure 5 Programming with Python 99

Adventure 6 Programming Minecraft Worlds on the Raspberry Pi 127

Adventure 7 Coding Music with Sonic Pi 147

Adventure 8 Using the GPIO Pins on the Raspberry Pi 169

Adventure 9 Experimenting with Cameras and HATs 197

Adventure 10 The Big Adventure: Building a Raspberry Pi Jukebox 225

Appendix Where to Go from Here 251

Glossary 257

Index 263

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