Congratulations on becoming a proud owner of a Raspberry Pi, the credit-card-sized computer! If you’re ready to dive in and start finding out what this amazing little gizmo is really capable of, this ebook is for you.
Taken from the forthcoming Raspberry Pi Projects, Raspberry Pi Hardware Projects 1 contains three cool hardware projects that let you have fun with the Raspberry Pi while developing your Raspberry Pi skills. The authors – PiFace inventor, Andrew Robinson and Raspberry Pi For Dummies co-author, Mike Cook – show you how to build:
- Reaction timer
- Twittering toy
- Disco Lights
The ebook also includes a brief guide to setting up the Raspberry Pi for those very new to its unique ways and a bonus project, the Insult Generator, which will teach you simple Python programming while making you laugh.
With Raspberry Pi Hardware Projects 1 you’ll learn everything you need to know to program the Raspberry Pi and build cool, automated and interactive gadgets in no time.
Raspberry Pi is a UK Non Profit with the goal of creating a new generation of computer programmers. Observing how the UK Tech Industry was kickstarted by the availability in the 1980s of relatively cheap, very programmable computers such as the ZX81, the Commodore and the BBC Micro, the Raspberry Pi Foundation designed a £15/$25 computer which encourages the user to play and to learn. Although intended for schools, it has also been adopted by hackers and geeks, and a whole ecosystem of software and hardware is being built around the Pi. With a million boards now sold, the goal of the Foundation is well underway.