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The Haynes Raspberry Pi Manual is the perfect introduction to the affordable small computer. Printed in full color throughout, this manual is aimed at those switching on their Pi for the first time, guiding them through the full process of setup and configuration. The book then introduces various aspects of computing and programming – subjects that have been sadly absent f The Haynes Raspberry Pi Manual is the perfect introduction to the affordable small computer. Printed in full color throughout, this manual is aimed at those switching on their Pi for the first time, guiding them through the full process of setup and configuration. The book then introduces various aspects of computing and programming – subjects that have been sadly absent from the school curriculum for many years – and provides a variety of recipes to demonstrate the acclaimed versatility of the Raspberry Pi's hardware and software. With authorship from an expert close to the project and the trademark Haynes ‘how to’ approach, this is the manual everyone needs to get started with their Raspberry Pi, whether at home or in the classroom.


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The Haynes Raspberry Pi Manual is the perfect introduction to the affordable small computer. Printed in full color throughout, this manual is aimed at those switching on their Pi for the first time, guiding them through the full process of setup and configuration. The book then introduces various aspects of computing and programming – subjects that have been sadly absent f The Haynes Raspberry Pi Manual is the perfect introduction to the affordable small computer. Printed in full color throughout, this manual is aimed at those switching on their Pi for the first time, guiding them through the full process of setup and configuration. The book then introduces various aspects of computing and programming – subjects that have been sadly absent from the school curriculum for many years – and provides a variety of recipes to demonstrate the acclaimed versatility of the Raspberry Pi's hardware and software. With authorship from an expert close to the project and the trademark Haynes ‘how to’ approach, this is the manual everyone needs to get started with their Raspberry Pi, whether at home or in the classroom.

39 review for Raspberry Pi: A practical guide to the revolutionary small computer

  1. 4 out of 5

    BCS

    The Raspberry Pi foundation is a project designed to develop a re-birth of interest in the fundamentals of computer science by making a simple device at a low price to encourage younger people to experiment; and so inspire them to learn more about the basics of technology. This book provides a step-by-step guide to the device, with clear instructions on how to get it working. This covers the addition of various ancillary components, accessories and the use of operating systems; and it takes the re The Raspberry Pi foundation is a project designed to develop a re-birth of interest in the fundamentals of computer science by making a simple device at a low price to encourage younger people to experiment; and so inspire them to learn more about the basics of technology. This book provides a step-by-step guide to the device, with clear instructions on how to get it working. This covers the addition of various ancillary components, accessories and the use of operating systems; and it takes the reader through the process of turning a simple circuit board into a fully operational computing device that could quickly be connected to a wider network. Published by Haynes, the book follows the normal pattern of their motor manuals with a strong layout and detailed pictures to provide clear guidance on the individual stages. The book also carries some interesting background information on the history of the project as well as specific explanations for some of the direction that the work has taken. There are a number of links to websites that could offer more resources to assist the reader. The book provides a certain amount of basic information on the concepts of programming the Raspberry Pi, although this is fairly limited in scope. It also offers a number of examples of the sorts of projects that could be organised using the device; mail or web server, games server, media centre and device controller. Again, these are a little narrow in detail, but they show some basic ideas and then allow the reader to take off in any direction that they should care to choose. Overall, I found it a really readable book; the style is easy to follow and it has been carefully prepared to make it a suitable guide for anyone to follow. Little preparatory work would be required and as long as the reader had a level of perseverance and manual dexterity, they could very quickly produce some extremely functional devices. I did think that it might very usefully have contained some more examples of the different programming techniques as the ones chosen were useful but limited in scope. However, I do accept that it is primarily about getting the device to work and allowing the user to move in whatever direction they should select; and as such, they would then probably gravitate towards the appropriate guidance elsewhere. Without question, this is a very suitable companion for anyone wishing to experiment with the Raspberry Pi and hoping to see just what it can achieve. Well written and highly authoritative but with an almost conversational style that would provide enough impetus to get the reader started, but then allow them to pursue their own course. A P Sutcliffe, PG Dip CCI, MBCS

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    Siân

    Beginner's guide, lots of info Beginner's guide, lots of info

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