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Raspberry Pi Robotics Essentials by Richard Grimmett

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Programming on Raspberry Pi

One last bit of introduction. You'll need some basic programming skills to be successful on your project. This section will touch a little on Python and C programming on the Raspberry Pi.

Creating and running Python programs on the Raspberry Pi

You'll be using Python for two reasons. First, it is a simple language that is intuitive and very easy to use. Second, a lot of open source functionality in the robotics world is available in Python. To work the examples in this section, you'll need a version of Python installed. Fortunately, the basic Raspbian system has a version already installed, so you are ready to begin.

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If you are new to programming, there are a number of different websites that provide interactive tutorials. ...

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