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Best Books on Raspberry Pi

Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned maker, discover the best Raspberry Pi resources, as hailed by the top tech publications. These books are ranked by the number of times they've been recommended for mastering this versatile microcomputer.

Recommendations from 19 articles, Jessie Frazelle.
Best Books on Raspberry Pi
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Exploring Raspberry Pi
Interfacing to the Real World with Embedded Linux
Derek Molloy - 2016-06-13
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This guide, "Exploring Raspberry Pi," teaches readers how to expand the capabilities of Raspberry Pi with engineering principles, rather than a step-by-step approach. It covers basic Linux, programming, and the ability to incorporate any electronics into any project. The book includes a "learning by doing" approach to cater to both beginners and experts. The companion website provides code and scripts, video tutorials, and supplemental content. Engage in hands-on projects with Raspberry Pi and gain the fundamental engineering skills needed to create any electronics project.
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Programming the Raspberry Pi, Second Edition
Getting Started with Python
Simon Monk - 2012-11-20
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Create cool programs and games on your Raspberry Pi 2 with no prior experience required. This practical guide covers everything from hardware configuration to writing Python scripts, creating user-friendly interfaces, and controlling external electronics. Projects include a digital clock, RGB LED controller, and RasPiRobot with ultrasonic rangefinder. You'll even discover how to add powerful web features to your projects. Upgrade your tech skills and unleash your creativity with Programming the Raspberry Pi, Second Edition.
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Raspberry Pi For Dummies
Sean McManus - 2013-03-12
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Discover the possibilities that come with the world of Raspberry Pi with this essential guide. Written by veteran tech authors, this book covers everything from setting up your Pi and downloading the operating system to creating hardware projects and exploring basic Linux System Admin. Learn how to program with Scratch, edit photos, play music, and create web pages with the credit card-sized single-board computer that sold a million units in its first year. Get started now!
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Adventures in Raspberry Pi
Carrie Anne Philbin - 2013-12-03
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Adventures in Raspberry Pi is the ultimate kids' programming guide that teaches developing fundamentals through cool projects. With easy-to-follow instructions, you'll learn programming skills even if you've never programmed before. You'll discover what your Raspberry Pi 3 can do as you create games, code music, and build Minecraft worlds. This book is the ideal starting point for mastering the Raspberry Pi and taking your skills to the next level.
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Raspberry Pi User Guide
Eben Upton - 2012-09-14
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The Raspberry Pi User Guide is the ultimate, comprehensive manual to teach you everything about the world-renowned Raspberry Pi 3. Written by the Pi's creator and leading experts, the book covers the board's vast array of configurations and applications, providing detailed discussions so you can unleash the full power of your Raspberry Pi 3. Learn how to write programs using Python and Scratch, extend its capabilities with add-ons like Wi-Fi dongles and touch screens, and get all set up with software connection to other devices. This book is a must-read for tinkerers, thinkers, and inventors who want to push the boundaries of possibility!
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Raspberry Pi Cookbook
Software and Hardware Problems and Solutions
Simon Monk - 2014-01-10 (first published in 2013)
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This comprehensive cookbook provides over 240 practical recipes for using Raspberry Pi - a tiny low-cost computer - and its expanding ecosystem. The second edition teaches basic principles for programming with Python, connecting to IoT devices, and working with sensors and hardware like Arduino. It's perfect for programmers and hobbyists looking to expand their knowledge and create dynamic projects with Raspberry Pi.
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Raspberry Pi For Kids For Dummies
Richard Wentk - 2015-07-13
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This book is a perfect introduction to Raspberry Pi for kids! With step-by-step instructions, the book teaches children how to write computer games, build websites, create electronic projects, and much more. The guide explains all the cool possibilities of Pi in plain English, from playing Minecraft in Python to playing music with Sonic Pi. With tons of exciting projects included, Raspberry Pi For Kids For Dummies is perfect for aspiring programmers aged 8-18.
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Creative Projects with Raspberry Pi
Ms. Kirsten Kearney - 2017-09-05
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"Get inspired by 35 innovative projects you can create with the Raspberry Pi - a user-friendly, affordable circuit-board computer perfect for anyone interested in learning to code, from kids to adults. Build motion-activated cameras, talking toys, weather stations, and more with clear instructions, computer code links, and vibrant photographs and diagrams. Creative Projects with Raspberry Pi is your practical guide to bringing your tech ideas to life."
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Raspberry Pi Projects for the Evil Genius
Donald Norris - 2013-09-04
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"Raspberry Pi Projects for the Evil Genius" is an innovative guide that teaches you how to create exciting and practical projects using the Raspberry Pi operating system and programming environment. You'll learn how to build a Bluetooth-controlled robot, a home automation and security controller, a weather station, and much more! Each project includes detailed instructions, material lists, and schematics to make assembly easy. Whether you're a seasoned maker or a newbie, this book is perfect for unleashing your creativity and building your own devious devices.
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Learn Robotics with Raspberry Pi
Build and Code Your Own Moving, Sensing, Thinking Robots
Matt Timmons-Brown - 2019-01-22
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Build and code your own robots with Raspberry Pi and a few easy-to-get components! This book takes you from inexperienced maker to robot builder, starting with a simple two-wheeled robot powered by a Raspberry Pi minicomputer. You'll program your robot using Python and add increasingly advanced functionality, from obstacle avoidance to computer vision. Learn fundamental electronics skills like wiring and regulating power, and expand your creations beyond simple robots. Customize your robot with LEDs, speakers, and a Pi Camera to see what it sees. No prior experience necessary!
Raspberry Pi Electronics Projects for the Evil Genius by Donald Norris
Getting Started With Raspberry Pi by Wallace
Learning Python with Raspberry Pi by Alex Bradbury
The Official Raspberry Pi Beginner's Guide by Gareth Halfacre
20 Easy Raspberry Pi Projects by Rui Santos
DK Workbooks by D.K. Publishing
The Maker's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse by Simon Monk
The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage by Sydney Padua
Programming Arduino by Simon Monk
Arduino Cookbook by Michael Margolis
Command Line Kung Fu by Jason Cannon
Arduino Programming in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself by Richard Blum
Hacking Electronics by Simon Monk
The Art of Computer Programming, Volume 4, Fascicle 2 by Donald Ervin Knuth
Learn Robotics Programming by Danny Staple
Electronic Brains by Mike Hally
Penetration Testing with Raspberry Pi - Second Edition by Michael McPhee
A Beginner's Guide to Coding by Marc Scott
Raspberry Pi for Secret Agents - Third Edition by Matthew Poole
Getting Started with Arduino by Massimo Banzi
Hamshack Raspberry Pi by James Baughn K9e0h
Learn Raspberry Pi Programming with Python by Wolfram Donat
Raspberry Pi 3 by Timothy Short
Raspberry Pi by James Arthur
Raspberry Pi 3 by Steve McCarthy
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
By Seymour Papert - Mindstorms (Margin Notes) (1981-01-28) [Hardcover] by Seymour Papert