Raspberry Pi for Kids Paperback – 19 Sep 2013
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If you are thinking about buying a Pi, read this book first, then work out what extras you will need for your particular situation, for example, the Pi is designed to connect to a TV, not a monitor. If you decide to get one, you can then use the examples in this book to set it up, then give the book to the kids and let them take over.
Two languages are covered in detail - Scratch and Python. Scratch is aimed at younger children and teaches the fundamentals of programming by dragging and dropping jigsaw pieces into position, whereas Python is a proper programming tool for creating apps and has quite a steep learning curve. Both these languages, especially Python, are covered in detail with examples. I came across a couple of annoying typos, but apart from this they can be typed in and work ok.
IF you want to work through things with your child (or your child to work themselves possible for a tween/teen) I would go for adventures in raspberry pi
The raspberrypi.org downloads have all changed since this was published and I had to do a lot of reading on their forum to find out how to get NOOBS to work.
I got the media player working, but not iPlayer. The downloads for that have all been depracated and no longer work!
It is definitely not a book for kids. Teenagers maybe...
I have been working in IT for 30 years and know some unix and I struggled at times!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
We bought this book for my son hoping it further his computing knowledge and we discovered that it wasn't for kids at all, it was for people with an infinite attention span who do... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Simon C Paulo
very good advice on what to do and how it works and what to buyPublished 13 months ago by kenneth cox
Pretty easy to understand, but would be better if the pictures are upgraded to the latest model, as this is meant to be geared towards children and they do like to see things as... Read morePublished 14 months ago by DM