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Editorial Reviews. From the Back Cover. The essential guide to getting started with the in the book; Length: pages; Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled; Page Flip: Enabled; Due to its large file size, this book may take longer to download. Raspberry Pi User Guide: Computer Science Books @ Amazon .com. Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App. Raspberry Pi User Guide by Gareth Halfacree and Eben Upton. - Free eBooks Download. Ultimate Guide to Raspberry Pi - Free eBooks Download.

Click on the cover image above to read some pages of this book! Formatting may be different depending on your device and eBook type. Learn the Raspberry Pi 3 from the experts! Written by the Pi's creator and a leading Pi guru, this book goes straight to the source to bring you the ultimate Raspberry Pi 3 manual. This new fourth edition has been updated to cover the Raspberry Pi 3 board and software, with detailed discussion on its wide array of configurations, languages, and applications. You'll learn how to take full advantage of the mighty Pi's full capabilities, and then expand those capabilities even more with add-on technologies. You'll write productivity and multimedia programs, and learn flexible programming languages that allow you to shape your Raspberry Pi into whatever you want it to be.

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Instant Download. Description Table of Contents eBook Details Click on the cover image above to read some pages of this book! Get all set up with software, and connect to other devices Understand Linux System Admin nomenclature and conventions Write your own programs using Python and Scratch Extend the Pi's capabilities with add-ons like Wi-Fi dongles, a touch screen, and more The credit-card sized Raspberry Pi has become a global phenomenon. Introduction 1 Programming Is Fun!

Hello World Example 2: Animation and Sound Example 3: Comments, Inputs, Variables, and Loops Example 3: Gaming with pygame Example 4: Digital and Microprocessor Techniques V Computer Science Principles V Advanced Graph Theory and Combinatorics. Learning Computer Architecture with Raspberry Pi. Mastering VMware Infrastructure 3.

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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. The guide was written by Raspberry Pi Foundation co-founder Eben Upton, whose day job is application-specific integrated circuit ASIC architect and general troublemaker, as he states it for the semiconductor device manufacturer Broadcom.

The book properly starts with a short, but fascinating, history of how the Raspberry Pi came to be, starting as an idealist concept and a much simpler and much less capable breadboard prototype half a dozen years ago, compared with the real deal. In less than a year, the Pi went from being just-another seemingly great idea that had a very uncertain but potentially great future, to an astoundingly successful reality, with several hundred thousand manufactured and delivered so far, to what are by all accounts highly-satisfied customers.

The book then gets down to the nitty-gritty of how to connect the board to the necessary and not included power supply, USB keyboard and optional mouse, HDMI display, and optional wired Ethernet and audio system hardware.

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A subsequent entire chapter describes the basics of the Linux OS, how to administer the system at a fundamental level and, most importantly, how to obtain the most up-to-date version of the OS, which will require a wired Ethernet connection.

WiFi networking is possible with the Pi, but not fully detailed in this chapter - it is discussed in more depth in the network configuration chapter.

Another full chapter describes how to troubleshoot the keyboard and mouse, power issues, boot-up problems, and network connection gremlins.

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The chapters in the second part of the book discuss wired and wireless network configuration, SD card storage partition management, configuring the Pi hardware via config. In the third part of the book, the authors get down to what the Pi was originally developed for: The first examples demonstrate how to use the very child-friendly MIT Scratch to create the canonical Hello World program, in addition to simple animation and sound, game, and robotics sensor programs.

The lessons then shift to the much more capable and more complex Python language, showing another Hello World example, then how to handle comments, inputs, variables, and loops. It ends with how to use the pygame code library to develop much more sophisticated games than can be accomplished with Scratch. How to access the GPIO port via Python is discussed in detail, complete with code examples for how to flash an LED and read whether a pushbutton is being pressed.

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The book ends with appendices containing Python code examples also available by download from the publisher's web site and the HDMI display modes that can be set via the boot-up configuration files. The book reads very well for beginners who are the target audience, and none-too-soon. The geeks have been spewing techno-jargon on the RaspberryPi. The best thing about the book is that it brings together in one place all of the information that novices need to know in a form that can actually be understood by mere mortals.

The fact that it's written by the principal designer of the Pi with education experience and a published personal computing author and journalist goes a long way to making that possible. Other tech authors might be too tempted to jump off into the deep end of the technical pool more quickly than would be warranted.

I was particularly impressed with Chapter Especially appreciated is the several pages dedicated to both on-line and retail sources for the add-on components, including solderless prototyping breadboards and the individual parts such as LEDs, resistors, pushbuttons, etc.

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A couple of pages are also spent just to describe how to read the colo u r codes on resistors, and a complete list of the tools and materials needed to perform soldering are provided as part of the soldering guide. Another whole page provides the details on how to calculate the proper resistor values to limit the current flowing through an LED for various voltages - this kind of detail often slips through the cracks in such books.

So, I'm definitely not in the target audience, but even I found enough tiny new details that I'd still missed despite reading tens of thousands of forum and wiki posts, that the price of the e-book has to be the best bargain in tech writing that I can think of in an extremely large number of years.

As I understand it, the Raspberry Pi Foundation benefits from the profits for the book, as it does from sales of each Pi board. As far as I'm concerned, they could have charged ten times the price for the book and it would still be a complete bargain. I haven't checked every single detail in the book, yet, but, I didn't see any glaring errors. Yet, I'm one of those people to whom even any misspelling stands out like a geek on the runway at a Paris fashion show, and I don't mean at the airport.

Those who know me at all are aware of my persnickety nature, and I really tried to find problems in this book, but I have to say that's a pretty tall order. No one has any excuse now for not learning computer science fundamentals with a Pi, thanks to this book.

If you are just getting started with the Raspberry Pi, you will find an answer to every question you might have, from plugging in the keyboard and monitor to. It's also a very well-written book, obviously not something rushed to press. Whatever topics the author covers, he covers in extreme depth.

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This is not a "you could do this, or you could do that" kind of book. He includes a very extensive list of add-on boards that make it easier to talk to every device imaginable. If I could only memorize all the info in here, I'd feel very justified in calling myself a Pi guru.

There is only one reason I didn't give the book five stars: The section on programming the Pi is weak. The author only talks about two programming languages: Scratch useful only for game designers and Python.

Originally, Python was supposed to be the ONLY programming language for the Pi, but it is an interpretive language, which to me means "slow. For that one topic, you'll have to go somewhere else. Paperback Verified Purchase. Very helpful item. No of course we wouldn't expect this book to just automatically come with a dollar Rasberry Pi.

The whole concept of the Pi is to keep costs down for the millions of creative souls in the whole world.