Raspberry Pi in easy steps

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By Mike McGrath
£10.99 paperback

Publication: February 27, 2013

Pages: 192
ISBN: 978-1-84078-581-4

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About the book

The Raspberry Pi is a cheap, basic, programmable credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It can be used for many of the things that your PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and playing games, but its real purpose is to inspire children (and grown-ups) to learn how to program. Over two million Raspberry Pis have been sold worldwide.

The Raspberry Pi comes in two models:

  • Model A has RAM, one USB port and no Ethernet (network connection)
  • Model B has 256Mb RAM, two USB ports and an Ethernet port

Raspberry Pi in easy steps starts with the basic components you’ll need, the desktop and how to command the system. Then in easy steps, it shows how to use Python to create games, develop windowed apps using Tkinter, add animations using Scratch, control electrical input and output, and much more.

Use Raspberry Pi in easy steps to have fun going back to basics and creating your own applications.


About the author

Mike McGrath now lives in South-east Europe, on the sun-kissed shores of the Aegean Sea. Mike gained his extensive knowledge of computer languages while working as a developer contracting to companies around the world. His interests include coins of ancient Greece, dining-out with friends, and the ongoing evolution of the world wide web.


Customer Review

"This is just great! It spells all the stages of setting up, what not to do and what you MUST do in very clear steps. I think it should be incorporated in every school library."     (from Amazon.co.uk)



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