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Make: Action by Simon Monk

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Chapter 3. Raspberry Pi

This chapter will help you get started with your Raspberry Pi. If you are already familiar with the Raspberry Pi and have tried a little Python programming on the Raspberry Pi, then you might like to jump ahead to Chapter 4.

What Is a Raspberry Pi?

A Raspberry Pi is a single-board computer, complete with Linux operating system, USB connections for keyboard and mouse, and an HDMI connector for attaching a monitor.

There are actually a few variations on the Raspberry Pi, some historic and no longer manufactured. All of the Raspberry Pi models are broadly compatible, and you should not encounter any problems with the examples in this book, even if you have an old Raspberry Pi.

Figure 3-1 shows a Raspberry Pi 2 model B. ...

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