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Raspberry Pi for Dummies (For Dummies)
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Join the Raspberry Revolution and start having fun with your Raspberry Pi — today!
As small as a credit card and ultra-affordable, the Raspberry Pi packs plenty of power into a pocket-size computer. But getting the hang of the Raspberry Pi can be tricky. For Dummies is here to help. You'll discover how to use your Raspberry Pi to work and play, edit photos, watch videos, and even craft your own programs! No programming experience? No problem. This friendly guide makes mastering this cool, compact computer as easy as pie.
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Embrace the exciting new technology of Raspberry Pi!
With the invention of the unique credit-card sized single-board computer, the Raspberry Pi, comes a new wave of hardware geeks, hackers, and hobbyists who are excited about the possibilities of the Raspberry Pi, and this is the perfect guide to get you started in this exhilarating new arena. With this fun and friendly book, you'll quickly discover why the supply for the Pi cannot keep up with the demand! Veteran tech authors Sean McManus and Mike Cook show you how to download and install the operating system, use the installed applications, and much more.
Raspberry Pi For Dummies makes computing as easy as pie.
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About the Author
Sean McManus is the author of many technology and business books and a former staff writer at Internet Magazine. He has written tutorials and articles for, among others, Internet Works, Business 2.0, and Personal Computer World. Mike Cook is a veteran tech author and freelance consultant specializing in all things physical computing.
Table of Contents
Part I: Getting Started with Raspberry Pi 7
Chapter 1: Introducing the Raspberry Pi 9
Chapter 2: Downloading the Operating System 19
Chapter 3: Connecting Your Raspberry Pi 31
Part II: Getting Started with Linux 43
Chapter 4: Using the Desktop Environment 45
Chapter 5: Using the Linux Shell 71
Part III: Using the Raspberry Pi for Both Work and Play 107
Chapter 6: Being Productive with the Raspberry Pi 109
Chapter 7: Editing Photos on the Raspberry Pi with GIMP 121
Chapter 8: Building Your First Website with the Raspberry Pi 131
Chapter 9: Playing Audio and Video on the Raspberry Pi 159
Part IV: Programming the Raspberry Pi 171
Chapter 10: Introducing Programming with Scratch 173
Chapter 11: Programming an Arcade Game Using Scratch 189
Chapter 12: Writing Programs in Python 211
Chapter 13: Creating a Game with Python and Pygame 241
Part V: Exploring Electronics with the Raspberry Pi 259
Chapter 14: Understanding Circuits and Soldering 261
Chapter 15: Making Your First Project with the Raspberry Pi 281
Chapter 16: Putting the Raspberry Pi in Control 313
Chapter 17: The Raspberry Pi in an Analog World 337
Part VI: The Part of Tens 359
Chapter 18: Ten Great Software Packages for the Raspberry Pi 361
Chapter 19: Ten Inspiring Projects for the Raspberry Pi 371
Appendix A: Troubleshooting and Configuring the Raspberry Pi 377
Appendix B: The GPIO on the Raspberry Pi 391
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