Adventures in Raspberry Pi

Adventures in Raspberry Pi

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By (author) Carrie Anne Philbin

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 186mm x 232mm x 14mm | 520g
  • Publication date: 1 July 2014
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1118751256
  • ISBN 13: 9781118751251
  • Illustrations note: illustrations (colour)
  • Sales rank: 27,046

Product description

Coding for kids is cool with Raspberry Pi and this elementary guide Even if your kids don't have an ounce of computer geek in them, they can learn to code with Raspberry Pi and this wonderful book. Written for 11- to 15-year-olds and assuming no prior computing knowledge, this book uses the wildly successful, low-cost, credit-card-sized Raspberry Pi computer to explain fundamental computing concepts. Young people will enjoy going through the book's nine fun projects while they learn basic programming and system administration skills, starting with the very basics of how to plug in the board and turn it on. Each project includes a lively and informative video to reinforce the lessons. It's perfect for young, eager self-learners--your kids can jump in, set up their Raspberry Pi, and go through the lessons on their own. Written by Carrie Anne Philbin, a high school teacher of computing who advises the U.K. government on the revised ICT Curriculum Teaches 11- to 15-year-olds programming and system administration skills using Raspberry Pi Features 9 fun projects accompanied by lively and helpful videos Raspberry Pi is a $35/GBP25 credit-card-sized computer created by the non-profit Raspberry Pi Foundation; over a million have been sold Help your children have fun and learn computing skills at the same time with Adventures in Raspberry Pi .

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"...all I can say is that the book is blessed with an easy-going, but ultra-clear, style of writing. Carrie Anne Philbin has created a beautiful book that deserves a place on any Pi owners bookshelf. There's only one score I can give to this book: 10/10." (Raspberry Pi Pod, February 2014) " Adventures in Raspberry Pi slowly builds up the difficulty, constantly challenging the newcomer to learn more and improve on their skills and that's what makes it such an excellent book for teachers, kids, parents or just non-technical humans who want to learn a bit." (Linux Voice, April 2014)

Table of contents

About the Author v Acknowledgments vi Introduction 1 Adventure 1 You Have a Raspberry Pi. Now What? 9 Adventure 2 Taking Command of Your Raspberry Pi 27 Adventure 3 Creating Stories and Games with Scratch 45 Adventure 4 Programming Shapes with Turtle Graphics 77 Adventure 5 Programming with Python 101 Adventure 6 Programming Minecraft Worlds on the Raspberry Pi 129 Adventure 7 Coding Music with Sonic Pi 149 Adventure 8 Using the GPIO Pins on the Raspberry Pi 171 Adventure 9 The Big Adventure: Building a Raspberry Pi Jukebox 197 Appendix Where to Go from Here 223 Glossary 229 Index 235