This book takes you step-by-step through many fun and educational possibilities. Take advantage of several preloaded programming languages. Use the Raspberry Pi with Arduino. Create Internet-connected projects. Play with multimedia. With Raspberry Pi, you can do all of this and more.
Get acquainted with hardware features on the Pi’s board
Learn enough Linux to move around the operating system
Pick up the basics of Python and Scratch—and start programming
Draw graphics, play sounds, and handle mouse events with the Pygame framework
Use the Pi’s input and output pins to do some hardware hacking
Discover how Arduino and the Raspberry Pi complement each other
Integrate USB webcams and other peripherals into your projects
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.
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My 11 year old daughter has started a blog of her adventures with her new Raspberry Pi. She has been very motivated by the projects that you’ve done and even talked about your gmail notifier in one of her blogs.