Getting Started with Raspberry Pi

Getting Started with Raspberry Pi : Program Your Raspberry Pi!

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A technology book for kids!


Do you want to learn how computers work? This book introduces you to the world of computing with the Raspberry Pi - the small, inexpensive, and super-cool microcomputer that teaches real tech skills. Use the Pi to create things while learning all about computers, from the inside out!




Start it up - get your Raspberry Pi set up, configured, and ready for action
Create music - start the party using Sonic Pi to record your own songs
Game on - combine Python and Minecraft and start programming your own video game world.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 141 x 214 x 8mm | 214g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • NO
  • 1119262658
  • 9781119262657
  • 372,942

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A technology book for kids!



Do you want to learn how computers work? This book introduces you to the world of computing with the Raspberry Pi - the small, inexpensive, and super-cool microcomputer that teaches real tech skills. Use the Pi to create things while learning all about computers, from the inside out!

Start it up -- get your Raspberry Pi set up, configured, and ready for action Create music -- start the party using Sonic Pi to record your own songs Game on -- combine Python and Minecraft and start programming your own video game world.
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Table of contents

Introduction: About raspberry pi 1


About This Book 1


About You 2


Icons Used in This Book 3


Where to Go from Here 3


Project 1: Pick Up Pi Parts 4


Understanding the Pi System 4


Picking a Pi Model 5


Understanding Must-Have Extras 6


Picking Nice-to-Have Extras 14


Collecting Parts the Lazy Way: Starter Kits 19


Project 2: Power on Your @Pi 21


Finding and Recognizing Parts 21


Setting Up Your Pi System 22


Setting up Desks and Chairs 22


Making the Connections 23


Getting Ready to Turn on the Pi 26


Lights! Camera! Action! 27


Setting Up the Pi 27


Booting into Raspbian 31


Looking at the Desktop 32


Project 3: Start Scratch from Scratch 37


Understanding Scratch 37


Connecting Blocks and Making Scripts 39


Finding and Starting Scratch 39


Looking Around Scratch 40


Understanding the Stage 42


Moving a Sprite with Go To 43


Making a Simple Script 46


Controlling a Script 49


Making a Simple Bounce Script 53


Introducing Variables 54


Project 4: Meet Sonic Pi 62


Getting Started with Sonic Pi 63


Setting Up Sound on the Pi 64


Playing Tunes with Sonic Pi 66


Taking a Guided Tour 69


Understanding Notes 74


Making Different Sounds 76


Making More Complicated Music 79


Project 5: Pick Up Python 83


Meet Python 84


Remember Information 90


Use the Shell and the Editor 95


Learning More Python 101


Project 6: Master Minecraft with Python 106


Getting Started with Minecraft 106


Exploring the World 107


Understanding APIS 110


Using the Minecraft API 113


Project 7: More Things to See and Do 119


Scratch 119


Sonic Pi 120


Python Projects 121


Minecraft and Python 122
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About Richard Wentk

Richard Wentk is a developer with more than 15 years of experience and is one of the UK's most reliable technology writers. He is also the author of Raspberry Pi For Kids For Dummies and Teach Yourself VISUALLY Raspberry Pi.
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