Raspberry Pi For Kids For Dummies

Raspberry Pi For Kids For Dummies

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Getting acquainted with your Raspberry Pi has never been sweeter Raspberry Pi For Kids For Dummies makes it easy for kids to set-up, operate, and troubleshoot like a Pi pro! Introducing you to Pi through a series of entertaining and inspiring projects, this handy, step-by-step guide shows you how to write computer games, build websites, make art and music, create electronic projects, and much more! From downloading the operating system and setting up your Raspberry Pi to creating art in Tux Paint and designing games with Scratch, everything you need to have fun with Pi is inside! Raspberry Pi For Kids For Dummies leaves the confusing tech talk behind and explains in plain English how to unleash all the cool possibilities of Pi, like playing Minecraft in Python, using HTML to make a website, managing and customizing your Raspberry Pi, playing music with Sonic Pi, and understanding and playing with the GPIO.
* Teaches the basics of Raspberry Pi in a simple and thorough approach * Shows you how to zoom around Pi, all while learning valuable programming skills * Offers tons of exciting projects to keep you engaged as you learn * Includes instruction on everything you need to troubleshoot Raspberry Pi If you're aspiring computer programmer age 8-18 and want to start having fun with Pi, look no further than Raspberry Pi For Kids For Dummies.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 193 x 233 x 18mm | 614g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 1119049512
  • 9781119049517
  • 133,047

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Get your Raspberry Pi up and running Learn to program with Scratch and Python(R) Write games, build websites, and make art

Start creating cool stuff now!

Want to create a game or a website, make music, or build an electronic project? You can, with Raspberry Pi! This book shows you how to set up and run Pi, plus how to program with Scratch, create art with Tux Paint, play Minecraft in Python, and more! Make a Pi -- get the parts, download the "brains", set up your Pi, and explore the Get started with game coding -- learn how to use Scratch and Python to draw graphics and make smart code More fun -- play music with Sonic Pi or make a web cam or web thermometer Play Minecraft -- use Python to build amazing scenes in Minecraft


The fun and easy way for kids to learn new skills on their own!
Or with a little help from friends, family, and teachers.
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Table of contents

Introduction 1 Week 1: Making a Pi 7 Chapter 1: Find Parts for Your Pi 9 Chapter 2: Create a Mind for Your Pi 27 Chapter 3: Connect Your Pi 46 Chapter 4: Power Up and Get Started 57 Chapter 5: Use the Desktop 76 Week 2: Simple Programming Projects 93 Chapter 6: Start Scratch from Scratch 95 Chapter 7: Meet Sonic Pi 118 Week 3: Finding Out More about Programming 135 Chapter 8: Get Started with Python 137 Chapter 9: Make a Guessing Game with Python 153 Chapter 10: Dig into Linux Commands 179 Chapter 11: Manage and Customize Linux 193 Week 4: Fun Pi Software Projects 215 Chapter 12: Throw Shapes with Turtles 217 Chapter 13: Combine Minecraft and Python 240 Chapter 14: Make a Dumb Website 254 Chapter 15: Make a Smart Website 273 Week 5: Working with a Webcam 295 Chapter 16: Take Photos with a Webcam 297 Chapter 17: Make a Simple Webcam 309 Index 321
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Definitely worth exploring (ICT in Education, March 2016) Remembering the intended target audience, the inevitable setting up chapters are both necessary and well judged, with details on cables and other information to enable younger makers to get going without adult help. Ignoring the For Kids branding, this book would be a valuable start for any nervous adult computer user keen to gain Pi enlightenment. (MagPi, September 2015)
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About Richard Wentk

Richard Wentk is a developer with more than 15 years' experience and is one of the UK's most reliable technology writers. He has authored or coauthored several books on coding, app development, and software, including Teach Yourself VISUALLY Raspberry Pi.
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