- Hardcover: 176 pages
- Publisher: J H Haynes & Co Ltd (7 Mar. 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0857332953
- ISBN-13: 978-0857332950
- Product Dimensions: 22.2 x 1.3 x 27.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
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Raspberry Pi Manual: A practical guide to the revolutionary small computer (Owners Workshop Manual) (Haynes Owners Workshop Manuals (Hardcover)) Hardcover – 7 Mar 2013
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About the Author
Dr Gray Girling studied computer science at Imperial College and the University of Cambridge and was involved in testing one of the very first BBC Micros for Acorn Computers in the early 1980s. He has since worked for Acorn and a host of other computer and technology companies, writing and designing his own embedded operating system and computer languages. As an engineer for Broadcom, he has been involved closely with the development of the Raspberry Pi, and is perfectly placed to provide a thorough and authoritative introduction to using and programming it.
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Top Customer Reviews
Pi-Life moved on pretty quickly and left the book for dead.
This book is different and will get you on the path to success. In my view, it is the epitome of how a technical book should be written. It is clear, concise, relevant and serves as both a training course and a useful reference source.
It starts with guidance on the initial set-up procedure and progresses in logical steps to quite advanced applications including a web-server and a media centre. I am particularly impressed by the sections that explain step-by-step how to use the GPIO, connect to I2C / SPI devices and set up SSH / VNC for remote access. There are also introductory chapters on Python and Linux.
If you are struggling to get started with the Raspberry Pi and feel overwhelmed by all the advice on the Internet, I would recommend buying this book and "Python Programming for the Absolute Beginner" (also available from Amazon). These two books combined should provide all the guidance you need.
It's not going to teach you everything about Linux, it's not going to teach you everything about the I/O functions and applications you can put a Raspberry Pi to use with but it does do an excellent job of showing you the key basics.
With NOOBS now available, the Raspberry Pi is more accessible than ever, this manual shows you what's going on 'under the bonnet' and 'recipes' that are great little self-contained projects.
As someone who has used Linux since v 0.9ish and read many a technical manual (and still reading technical manuals professionally now), this is one of the clearest ones I've had the pleasure to read, and it's something i will refer back to often.
Then they did a much-publicised manual for the Supermarine Spitfire of WW2 fame, and I had to have that, of course. Not that we own a Spitfire, but we might, one day?
Now it's the Raspberry Pi workshop manual, and we have a couple of these wonderful computers that fit in a box of kitchen matches and cost peanuts. Eben Upton is the remarkable chap who started it all...
So they have (of course) done a wonderful job. If you own (or consider owning) a Raspberry Pi and prefer to use a book rather than web info to guide you (or both, like me), then this is an excellent choice.
The manual covers all the basics, and adds quite a bit more - despite a year of Pi-cookery it was still very useful to me in a number of ways.
Like the Spitfire manual, it's a good read, as well as being useful. Recommended!
Problems and proceedures are broken down into simple stages and the book is well illustrated with screenshots. It is a good guide for those who like a practical approach to this amazing little device.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is one of the few books about Raspberry Pi that isn't a rehash of stuff that is already available on the Web. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Steven Kay
A fine book covering the basics of Raspberry Pi. Could be more specific on certain points, like the GPIO and setting up hardware port registers. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Svend Saustrup
Unfortunately the manual contains too many errors to be recommended. It looks good, but I had to spend too much time making it work.Published on 21 Jun. 2015 by Tomek
Excellent how to for the RasPi. I bought this as the beginning (being tardy on reviews) and its been a really good time save in navigating some of the less obvious or intuitive... Read morePublished on 22 Feb. 2015 by R. Avery
Handy started guide to the Pi, and made me a little nostalgic for the old car Haynes manuals of my youth when I watched my dad tinkering under the hood of his car.Published on 12 Feb. 2015 by Si
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