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Scratch Programming in easy steps
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Python in easy steps

 

 

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9781840786125Scratch Programming in easy steps
By Sean McManus
Publication date: October 3rd 2013
Pages: 216
ISBN: 978-1-84078-612-5

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About the book

Scratch Programming in easy steps introduces readers to Scratch, a programming language that is widely used on the Raspberry Pi and in UK schools and begins with a foreword by Mitchel Resnick, Professor of Learning Research at the MIT Media Lab, which created Scratch.

Scratch makes it easy to create your own games, animations, music, art or applications. It’s the perfect way to learn programming because it takes away a lot of the complexity. That means you can focus on having great ideas and bringing them to life. With this book as your companion, you’ll learn how to:

  • Design, build and share your own programs
  • Create addictive arcade games, quizzes and word games
  • Make computer-generated art
  • Play your favourite music and compose your own tunes
  • Use variables, lists, loops, broadcasts and operators to create sophisticated software
  • Avoid common programming pitfalls and bugs
  • Interact with webcam video and the sensors on a PicoBoard

This book is an in-depth guide to both the new web-based Scratch 2.0, and Scratch 1.4, as used on the Raspberry Pi. With no prior knowledge needed, this book takes you from scratch to Scratcher!

About the author

Sean McManus writes inspiring books about business and technology. His books include Web Design in easy steps and he has written for magazines including Internet Magazine, Personal Computer World, and Internet Works.

 

9781840787146Cool Scratch Projects in easy steps
By Sean McManus
Publication date: August 12th, 2016
Pages: 180
ISBN: 978-1-84078-714-6

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About the book

Millions of children and young people worldwide are using Scratch to make their own games and animations.

Following on from the success of Scratch Programming in easy steps, Cool Scratch Projects in easy steps gives you great ideas to create computer games and other projects that’ll impress your friends and family – and you’ll have endless fun creating and playing them! The book provides step-by-step instructions for building projects that show off some of the cool things you can do with Scratch.

It starts with two simple projects to get you started. Find out how to:

  • Make a game with animated cartoon characters
  • Build a drum machine and make random music
  • Use anaglyph glasses for 3D effects and 3D Art
  • Design amazing mazes in a 3D environment
  • Create your own stop motion films
  • Use the ScratchJr app to create games and interactive stories anywhere using your iPad or Android tablet

Cool Scratch Projects in easy steps has projects for Scratch 2.0 on a PC/Mac and Scratch 1.4 on the Raspberry Pi, and includes a Raspberry Pi Camera Module project. Each project includes suggestions for customizing it, so you can make it your own!

About the author

Sean McManus writes inspiring books about business and technology. His books include Web Design in easy steps and he has written for magazines including The MagPi, Raspberry Pi Geek, and Internet Magazine. Sean is also a Code Club volunteer.

 

9781840785968Python in easy steps
By Mike McGrath
Publication date: July 25, 2013
Pages: 192
ISBN: 978-1-84078-596-8

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About the book

Python in easy steps instructs you how to program in the powerful Python language, giving complete examples that illustrate each aspect with colourized source code. It begins by explaining how to install the free Python interpreter so you can quickly begin to create your own executable programs by copying the book's examples. It demonstrates all the Python language basics before moving on to provide examples of Object Oriented Programming (OOP) and CGI scripting to handle web form data. The book concludes by demonstrating how you can use your acquired knowledge to create and deploy graphical windowed applications.

Python in easy steps makes no assumption you have previous knowledge of any programming language so it's ideal for the newcomer to computer programming. It has an easy-to-follow style that will appeal to programmers moving from another programming language, and to the student who is studying Python programming at school or college, and to those seeking a career in computing who need a fundamental understanding of computer programming.

Python is the language used to program the Raspberry Pi - covered by Raspberry Pi in easy steps.

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.

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