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The cook book that offers the introductory recipes for the revolutionary Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi Manual A practical guide to the revolutionary small computer
29 April 2013
Gray Girling Foreword: Eben & Liz Upton
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Following Google’s announcement to purchase 15,000 Raspberry Pis for schools across the UK, Haynes has applied its trademark ‘how to’ approach and published the ultimate study book for this revolutionary small computer.

Published in association with the Raspberry Pi Foundation, Haynes has published the Raspberry Pi Manual: A practical guide to the revolutionary small computer.

In the Foreword, Raspberry Pi founders Eben and Liz Upton explain that ‘given a small amount of the right knowledge, you can build anything,’ and this book is full of the stuff, providing a collection of ingredients that will help to remove the barriers between any motivated person and his or her desire to tinker with a Raspberry Pi in as many ways as possible.

With cooking lessons on programming languages and operating systems, and little recipes that give enough information to gather a whole pantry full of useful bits and pieces the Raspberry Pi Manual is the perfect introduction to the Raspberry Pi.

Aimed at those who are switching to the device for the first time, the Raspberry Pi Manual provides just enough information to get the reader, or teacher started on the road to computer programming complete with exciting and simple meal plans (aka projects) from programming the game of snake to making Yoda provide Twitter alerts and creating an MP3 server or home media centre.

This is the manual everyone needs to get started with the Raspberry Pi, whether at home or in the classroom, introducing various aspects of computing, programming and software development – subjects that have been sadly absent from the school curriculum for many years.

The Author

Dr Gray Girling studied computer science at the University of Cambridge and was involved in testing one of the very first BBC Micros for Acorn Computers in the early 1980s. He has since worked for Acorn and a host of other computer and technology companies. As an engineer for Broadcom, he has been involved closely with the development of the Raspberry Pi computer, and is perfectly placed to provide a thorough and authoritative introduction to using and programming it.

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