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Download a free PDF sampler of Raspberry Pi For Dummies

Get to know the Raspberry Pi and get started with Scratch programming in this free PDF sampler.

Raspberry Pi For Dummies is a beginners' guide to the Raspberry Pi, that shows you how to set it up, use the Linux operating system, create documents and edit photos, how to program in Scratch and Python, and how to create your own electronics projects that connect to it.

Below you can see a free PDF sampler we've created to give you a flavour of the book's style, and also give you a free gift in the shape of three chapters.

The PDF includes:

  • The tables of contents;
  • The Introduction to the book;
  • The first chapter, which introduces the Raspberry Pi;
  • Chapter 10, which introduces programming in Scratch; and
  • The book's index, to give you an idea of what's in there

Scratch is a highly visual programming language which is used to learn programming in schools, but also provides a great introduction to programming for people of all ages. I led a workshop recently at a PR agency that works with technology companies, and the team there learned a lot about how programs are put together, and the problem-solving approach that is central to programming. If you want to take Scratch further, Chapter 11 in the full book talks you through how you can use it to create an alien shoot-em-up game.

You can download the full PDF here.

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