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Raspberry Pi for Kids for Dummies - (For Kids for Dummies) by Richard Wentk (Paperback)

About this item


Number of Pages: 352

Genre: Computers + Internet

Sub-Genre: Hardware

Series Title: For Kids for Dummies

Format: Paperback

Publisher: For Dummies

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: Personal Computers, General

Author: Richard Wentk

Language: English

Street Date: July 13, 2015
TCIN: 77969821
UPC: 9781119049517
Item Number (DPCI): 247-70-2720
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported


About the Book

As small as a credit card and ultra-affordable, the Raspberry Pi packs plenty of power into a pocket-size computer. But getting the hang of it can be tricky. This guide shows you how to use your Raspberry Pi to work and play, edit photos, watch videos, and even craft your own programs!

Book Synopsis

Getting acquainted with your Raspberry Pi has never been sweeter

Raspberry Pi For Kids For Dummies makes it easy for kids to set-up, operate, and troubleshoot like a Pi pro! Introducing you to Pi through a series of entertaining and inspiring projects, this handy, step-by-step guide shows you how to write computer games, build websites, make art and music, create electronic projects, and much more! From downloading the operating system and setting up your Raspberry Pi to creating art in Tux Paint and designing games with Scratch, everything you need to have fun with Pi is inside!

Raspberry Pi For Kids For Dummies leaves the confusing tech talk behind and explains in plain English how to unleash all the cool possibilities of Pi, like playing Minecraft in Python, using HTML to make a website, managing and customizing your Raspberry Pi, playing music with Sonic Pi, and understanding and playing with the GPIO.

  • Teaches the basics of Raspberry Pi in a simple and thorough approach
  • Shows you how to zoom around Pi, all while learning valuable programming skills
  • Offers tons of exciting projects to keep you engaged as you learn
  • Includes instruction on everything you need to troubleshoot Raspberry Pi

If you're aspiring computer programmer age 8-18 and want to start having fun with Pi, look no further than Raspberry Pi For Kids For Dummies.

From the Back Cover

  • Get your Raspberry Pi up and running
  • Learn to program with Scratch and Python(R)
  • Write games, build websites, and make art

Start creating cool stuff now!

Want to create a game or a website, make music, or build an electronic project? You can, with Raspberry Pi! This book shows you how to set up and run Pi, plus how to program with Scratch, create art with Tux Paint, play Minecraft in Python, and more!

  • Make a Pi -- get the parts, download the "brains", set up your Pi, and explore the
  • Get started with game coding -- learn how to use Scratch and Python to draw graphics and make smart code
  • More fun -- play music with Sonic Pi or make a web cam or web thermometer
  • Play Minecraft -- use Python to build amazing scenes in Minecraft


The fun and easy way for kids to learn new skills on their own!
Or with a little help from friends, family, and teachers.

Review Quotes

"Remembering the intended target audience, the inevitable setting up chapters are both necessary and well judged, with details on cables and other information to enable younger makers to get going without adult help. Ignoring the 'For Kids' branding, this book would be a valuable start for any nervous adult computer user keen to gain Pi enlightenment." (MagPi, September 2015)

About the Author

Richard Wentk is a developer with more than 15 years' experience and is one of the UK's most reliable technology writers. He has authored or coauthored several books on coding, app development, and software, including Teach Yourself VISUALLY Raspberry Pi.

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