Adventures in Raspberry Pi
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Coding for kids is cool with Raspberry Pi and this elementary guide

Even if your kids don't have an ounce of computer geek in them, they can learn to code with Raspberry Pi and this wonderful book. Written for 11- to 15-year-olds and assuming no prior computing knowledge, this book uses the wildly successful, low-cost, credit-card-sized Raspberry Pi computer to explain fundamental computing concepts. Young people will enjoy going through the book's nine fun projects while they learn basic programming and system administration skills, starting with the very basics of how to plug in the board and turn it on.

Each project includes a lively and informative video to reinforce the lessons. It's perfect for young, eager self-learners—your kids can jump in, set up their Raspberry Pi, and go through the lessons on their own.

Written by Carrie Anne Philbin, a high school teacher of computing who advises the U.K. government on the revised ICT CurriculumTeaches 11- to 15-year-olds programming and system administration skills using Raspberry PiFeatures 9 fun projects accompanied by lively and helpful videosRaspberry Pi is a $35/£25 credit-card-sized computer created by the non-profit Raspberry Pi Foundation; over a million have been sold

Help your children have fun and learn computing skills at the same time with Adventures in Raspberry Pi.


About the Author v

Acknowledgments vi

Introduction 1

Adventure 1

You Have a Raspberry Pi. Now What? 9

Adventure 2

Taking Command of Your Raspberry Pi 27

Adventure 3

Creating Stories and Games with Scratch 45

Adventure 4

Programming Shapes with Turtle Graphics 77

Adventure 5

Programming with Python 101

Adventure 6

Programming Minecraft Worlds on the Raspberry Pi 129

Adventure 7

Coding Music with Sonic Pi 149

Adventure 8

Using the GPIO Pins on the Raspberry Pi 171

Adventure 9

The Big Adventure: Building a Raspberry Pi Jukebox 197


Where to Go from Here 223

Glossary 229

Index 235