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Short film: Ray the Gambler

I wrote this short monologue for a local theatre production which combined pieces like this to make a play set at a race course. The character of Ray is a 'racecourse outcome investor' (or 'gambler' to you and me) and here he shares some of his tips for picking winning horses. Ray is played by Nick Hayles and has been filmed by Mark Hindle.

Raspberry Pi For Dummies

Don't know what a Raspberry Pi is, or not sure what's in Raspberry Pi For Dummies? Watch this video! It was filmed and edited by the team at the book's publisher John Wiley.

iPad for the Older and Wiser

Here's another promotional video filmed and edited by the team at John Wiley, this time for the book iPad for the Older and Wiser.

Books by Sean McManus

Scratch Programming in Easy Steps

Scratch Programming in Easy Steps

Raspberry Pi For Dummies

Raspberry Pi For Dummies

Learn to program with the Scratch programming language, widely used in schools and colleges.

Set up your Pi, master Linux, learn Scratch and Python, and create your own electronics projects.

Coder Academy

Coder Academy

Cool Scratch Projects in Easy Steps

Cool Scratch Projects in Easy Steps

Learn to make games and other programs in Scratch 2.0, and make a web page in HTML, with this highly interactive book for 7-10 year olds.

Discover how to make 3D games, create mazes, build a drum machine, make a game with cartoon animals and more!

More books

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Interested in starting home recording? Follow me as I start recording, using instruments such as the Novation MiniNova and Korg Kaossilator, and share my synth and sample-based music online.

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10-block demos for Scratch programming

Lots of people of all ages are learning to program with Scratch. Discover some useful tricks and techniques in my 10-block Scratch demos, including special effects you can drop into your games.

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Download free book chapters and more!

Download a free case for your Raspberry Pi, and free chapters from my books about the Raspberry Pi, Scratch, web design and more!

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