Raspberry Pi For Kids For Dummies, 1st Edition

  • Richard Wentk
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  • ISBN-10: 1119049490
  • ISBN-13: 9781119049494
  • DDC: 004.1675
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 352 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released June 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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This guide makes it easy for kids to set-up, operate, and troubleshoot like a Pi pro! Introducing you to Pi through a series of entertaining and inspiring projects, this handy, step-by-step guide shows you how to write computer games, build websites, make art and music, create electronic projects, and much more! From downloading the operating system and setting up your Raspberry Pi to creating art in Tux Paint and designing games with Scratch, everything you need to have fun with Pi is inside!

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents at a Glance.
Table of Contents.
Making a Pi.
1: Find Parts for Your Pi.
2: Create a Mind for Your Pi.
3: Connect Your Pi.
4: Power Up and Get Started.
5: Use the Desktop.
Simple Programming Projects.
6: Start Scratch from Scratch.
7: Meet Sonic Pi.
Finding Out More about Programming.
8: Get Started with Python.
9: Make a Guessing Game with Python.
10: Dig into Linux Commands.
11: Manage and Customize Linux.
Fun Pi Software Projects.
12: Throw Shapes with Turtles.
13: Combine Minecraft and Python.
14: Make a Dumb Website.
15: Make a Smart Website.
Working with a Webcam.
16: Take Photos with a Webcam.
17: Make a Simple Webcam.
About the Author.
Author's Acknowledgments.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Richard Wentk

Richard Wentk writes regularly for music technology magazines and is the author of more than ten books about creative technology. He has performed at electronic music festivals in the UK and Europe and is founder and lead developer for a new technology start-up that turns music theory into commercial music downloads.