What can you do with the Raspberry Pi, the affordable computer the size of a credit card? All sorts of things! If you're learning how to program—or looking to build new electronic projects, this hands-on guide will show you just how valuable this flexible little platform can be.
Updated to include coverage of the Raspberry Pi Model B+, Getting Started with Raspberry Pi takes you step-by-step through many fun and educational possibilities. Take advantage of several preloaded programming languages. Use the Raspberry Pi with Arduino. Create Internet-connected projects. Play with multimedia. With Raspberry Pi, you can do all of this and more.
In Getting Started with Raspberry Pi, you'll:
Get acquainted with hardware features on the Pi's board
Learn enough Linux to move around the operating system
Start programming in Python and Scratch
Draw graphics, play sounds, and handle mouse events with Pygame
Use the Pi's input and output pins to do some hardware hacking
Discover how Arduino and the Raspberry Pi can work together
Create your own Pi-based web server with Python
Work with the Raspberry Pi Camera Module and USB webcams