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Raspberry Pi User Guide [Paperback]

Eben Upton , Gareth Halfacree
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2 Dec 2013 1118795482 978-1118795484 2nd Edition
The essential guide to getting started with the Raspberry Pi ® The Raspberry Pi has been a success beyond the dream of its creators. Their goal, to encourage a new generation of computer programmers who understand how computers work, is well under way. Raspberry Pi User Guide 2e is the newest edition of the runaway bestseller written by the Pi’s co–creator, Eben Upton, and tech writer Gareth Halfacree. It contains everything you need to know to get the Pi up and running, including how to: Connect a keyboard, mouse, monitor and other peripherals Install software and configure your Raspberry Pi Master basic Linux system administration Set up your Raspberry Pi as a productivity machine, multimedia centre, or web server Write programmes in Scratch and Python Use the GPIO port and add–on boards to connect your Raspberry Pi for use in electronics projects Updated to cover the release of the Camera Board, the introduction of the Pi Store, NOOBS and much more, Raspberry Pi User Guide 2 nd edition is the perfect companion for getting the most out of the computing phenomenon, the Raspberry Pi. Eben Upton is the co–creator of the Raspberry Pi board and the founder of the Raspberry Pi Foundation. Gareth Halfacree is a freelance technology journalist, open source advocate and erstwhile sysadmin.

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  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 2nd Edition edition (2 Dec 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118795482
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118795484
  • Product Dimensions: 23.9 x 18.7 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,271 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Author, freelance technology journalist, writer, programmer, electronics designer and erstwhile sysadmin. A love of technology drives development of open source systems and documentation, as well as features and news for publications including Linux User & Developer, Custom PC, Micro Mart, IT Pro, Bit-Tech and Expert Reviews.

His website is at http://freelance.halfacree.co.uk.

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“…a well–thought out, well–written and well–researched book.” (Raspberry Pod, March 2014)

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The essential guide to getting started with the Raspberry Pi ® The Raspberry Pi has been a success beyond the dream of its creators. Their goal, to encourage a new generation of computer programmers who understand how computers work, is well under way. Raspberry Pi User Guide 2e is the newest edition of the runaway bestseller written by the Pi’s co–creator, Eben Upton, and tech writer Gareth Halfacree. It contains everything you need to know to get the Pi up and running, including how to: Connect a keyboard, mouse, monitor and other peripherals Install software and configure your Raspberry Pi Master basic Linux system administration Set up your Raspberry Pi as a productivity machine, multimedia centre, or web server Write programmes in Scratch and Python Use the GPIO port and add–on boards to connect your Raspberry Pi for use in electronics projects Updated to cover the release of the Camera Board, the introduction of the Pi Store, NOOBS and much more, Raspberry Pi User Guide 2 nd edition is the perfect companion for getting the most out of the computing phenomenon, the Raspberry Pi. Eben Upton is the co–creator of the Raspberry Pi board and the founder of the Raspberry Pi Foundation. Gareth Halfacree is a freelance technology journalist, open source advocate and erstwhile sysadmin.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Raspberry Pi for the Beginners or Advanced 2 Feb 2014
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I love this book, informative, funny and very good if you are starting out on the Raspberry Pi. Written by one of the Co-Creators of the Raspberry Pi PCB so you know it will contain all the relevant info you need to get started. What I liked about this version is it is the Latest and it worked in my Kindle account on all my Android devices, as must have when working on the Raspberry Pi.

Grab it now, a bargain at the price and a must have read for any enthusiast; at whatever level.,
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gets you up and running 19 April 2014
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Excellent primer for th Raspberry Pi. The essential getting started book.
Well thought out content and an easy read.
Covers all aspects, hardware, system and a bit about programming.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very useful 17 April 2014
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Does what it says on the tin. Very useful and clear descriptions, but the one area that lets it down, is where the book refers to demonstration code that can be downloaded from the publisher's website. It doesn't work! There is a flaw in the formatting and the code has to be corrected manually, line by line. This is frustrating when, as you are trying to learn the code, you don't know what is causing the problem! A lot of trial and error is involved...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well written 23 Mar 2014
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Bought with Raspberry Pi kit. Well written by somebody with a good insight of what you might need to ask.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Gets you started quickly 2 Feb 2014
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You do need a general understanding of IT terminology and concepts. But as someone who mostly works with Windows systems this book is a great place to start with the Pi and its Linux based O/S.
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3.0 out of 5 stars It's okay 1 Sep 2014
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Ok but too much like a novel. More practical info would have been much better
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