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July 26, 2013 AT 9:00 am

Getting Started with Raspberry Pi @Raspberry_Pi #piday #raspberrypi

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By Matt Richardson & Shawn Wallace

What can you do with the Raspberry Pi, a $35 computer the size of a credit card? All sorts of things! If you’re learning how to program, or looking to build new electronic projects, this hands-on guide will show you just how valuable this flexible little platform can be.

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
  • Create your own Pi-based web server with Python

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