“Overall, the Raspberry Pi For Dummies book is an eclectic mix, just like anything Pi–related, of educational goodness which all but the most advanced of users will find something interesting within. Personally I′ve learned a handful of bits and bobs from it already, and am eager to let it guide me through some interesting things I might otherwise have passed up.” (gadgetoid.com, April 2013) ‘If you’ve been toying with the idea of finding out for yourself just what all the fuss surrounding the Raspberry Pi is about – but are concerned that if you order one, you won’t have a clue what to do with it when it arrives – then this is absolutely the book you need.’ (Tech Secondary, June 2013) ‘If you have just purchased a Pi and are not sure where to begin, this book provides an excellent place to start.’ (BCS: The Chartered Institute for IT, June 2013) “This book has personality and it’s easy to like the style.” (Raspberry Pi Pod, March 2014)
From the Back Cover
Learn to: Connect the Raspberry Pi and install the OS Get productive with word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and images Learn simple programming with Scratch and Python Create electronics projects connected to the Raspberry Pi's GPIO port 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. Ready, set, go download the operating system software, hook everything up, and configure your Raspberry Pi You'll love Linux find your way around the Linux shell, make the most of its desktop environment, and use it to manage your new computer Have a little fun play videos, listen to your favorite music, create documents, and even build a brilliant website The Pi's the limit create your own software with Scratch and Python programming Conquer the world master Raspberry Pi electronics in no time from soldering your own circuits to creating games, musical instruments, and interfaces Open the book and find: How to download and install Raspbian, the Raspberry Pi OS Help connecting a keyboard, mouse, and monitor Tips on editing images and creating web pages How to play music and videos on your Raspberry Pi Advice on finding and installing free software How to create your own arcade games and animations Exciting electronics projects to try out your skills
About the Author
Sean McManus (Uxbridge, UK) is a technology and business author. His books include Microsoft Office for the Older and Wiser, Social Networking for the Older and Wiser, iPad for the Older and Wiser, Small Business WebsitesThat Work (Prentice Hall) and the co–authored Customer Service Pocketbook. As a journalist, Sean was a staff writer at Internet Magazine and has written tutorials and articles for Internet Works, Business 2.0, and Start and Run Your Business. With the introduction of his own blog and website, Sean shares his expertise further, providing readers with exclusive reviews and tips. Visit: http://www.sean.co.uk/books/raspberry–pi–for–dummies/index.shtm Mike Cook (Manchester, UK) is a veteran tech author and a freelance consultant for all things to do with Physical Computing.