Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Hello Raspberry Pi!: Python programming for kids and other beginners

Hello Raspberry Pi!: Python programming for kids and other beginners

A fun and imaginative way for kids and other beginners to take their first steps programming on a Raspberry Pi.

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

About the Technology

The Raspberry Pi is a small, low-cost computer invented to encourage experimentation. The Pi is a snap to set up, and using the free Python programming language, you can learn to create video games, control robots, and maybe even write programs to do your math homework!

About the Book

Hello Raspberry Pi! is a fun way for kids to take their first steps programming on a Raspberry Pi. First, you discover how to set up and navigate the Pi. Next, begin Python programming by learning basic concepts with engaging challenges and games. This book gives you an introduction to computer programming as you gain the confidence to explore, learn, and create on your own. The last part of the book introduces you to the world of computer control of physical objects, where you create interactive projects with lights, buttons, and sounds.

What's Inside
  • Learn Python with fun examples
  • Write games and control electronics
  • Use Pygame for video game sounds and graphics
  • Loaded with programming exercises
About the Reader

To use this book, you'll need a Raspberry Pi starter kit, keyboard, mouse, and monitor. No programming experience needed.

Table of Contents

PART 1 GETTING STARTED 1
Meet Raspberry Pi
Exploring Python

PART 2 PLAYING WITH PYTHON
Silly Sentence Generator 3000: creating interactive programs
Norwegian Blue parrot game: adding logic to programs
Raspi's Cave Adventure

PART 3 PI AND PYTHON PROJECTS
Blinky Pi
Light Up Guessing Game
DJ Raspi

APPENDIXES
Raspberry Pi troubleshooting
Raspberry Pi ports and legacy boards
Solutions to chapter challenges
Raspberry Pi projects

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