Introduction

Practical Raspberry Pi sounds more like a math book than something you voluntarily pick up to read for fun. Luckily for you, there will not be much math content and it will be fun. So what is Practical Raspberry Pi all about? It’s about simple day-to-day projects—ones that are fun, functional, and for everyone to do—for your Raspberry Pi.

I would hope that you would have some idea of Linux; any distribution is okay and I will cover a few different operating systems in this book anyway. If you feel a little uncomfortable with Linux or the Raspberry Pi is your first Linux machine, I urge you to read over Peter Membrey’s Learn Raspberry Pi with Linux. I also hope you can tell the hot end of a soldering iron from the cold end, even though ...

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