A fun and imaginative way for kids and other beginners to take their first steps programming on a Raspberry Pi.
About the Technology
The Raspberry Pi is a small, low-cost computer invented to encourage experimentation. The Pi is a snap to set up, and using the free Python programming language, you can learn to create video games, control robots, and maybe even write programs to do your math homework!
About the Book
Hello Raspberry Pi! is a fun way for kids to take their first steps programming on a Raspberry Pi. First, you discover how to set up and navigate the Pi. Next, begin Python programming by learning basic concepts with engaging challenges and games. This book gives you an introduction to computer programming as you gain the confidence to explore, learn, and create on your own. The last part of the book introduces you to the world of computer control of physical objects, where you create interactive projects with lights, buttons, and sounds.
Learn Python with fun examples
Write games and control electronics
Use Pygame for video game sounds and graphics
Loaded with programming exercises
About the Reader
To use this book, you’ll need a Raspberry Pi starter kit, keyboard, mouse, and monitor. No programming experience needed.
About the Authors
Ryan Heitz is a teacher, programmer, maker, father, and big kid. He specializes in teaching kids to code in a fun and engaging way.
Table of contents
- Brief Table of Contents
- Table of Contents
- About this book
- Part 1. Getting started
- Part 2. Playing with Python
- Part 3. Pi and Python projects
- Appendix A. Raspberry Pi troubleshooting
- Appendix B. Raspberry Pi ports and legacy boards
- Appendix C. Solutions to chapter challenges
- Appendix D. Raspberry Pi projects
- List of Figures
- List of Listings
- Title: Hello Raspberry Pi!: Python programming for kids and other beginners
- Release date: January 2016
- Publisher(s): Manning Publications
- ISBN: 9781617292453
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