Adventures In Raspberry Pi by Carrie Anne Philbin

By Carrie Anne Philbin

Coding for children is cool with Raspberry Pi and this user-friendly guide
Even in the event that your childrens don't have an oz of machine geek in them, they could discover ways to code with Raspberry Pi and this glorious e-book. Written for eleven- to 15-year-olds and assuming no earlier computing wisdom, this ebook makes use of the wildly winning, reasonably cheap, credit-card-sized Raspberry Pi laptop to give an explanation for primary computing ideas. kids will take pleasure in dealing with the book's 9 enjoyable initiatives whereas they research simple programming and approach management talents, beginning with the very fundamentals of ways to plug within the board and switch it on.

Each venture features a energetic and informative video to augment the teachings. It's ideal for younger, keen self-learners-your childrens can bounce in, manage their Raspberry Pi, and plow through the teachings on their own.
Written by means of Carrie Anne Philbin, a highschool instructor of computing who advises the U.K. executive at the revised ICT Curriculum
Teaches eleven- to 15-year-olds programming and process management talents utilizing Raspberry Pi
Features nine enjoyable initiatives observed through full of life and useful videos
Raspberry Pi is a $35/£25 credit-card-sized machine created through the non-profit Raspberry Pi beginning; over 1000000 were sold
Help your kids celebrate and examine computing abilities even as with Adventures in Raspberry Pi.

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Figure 2-8 shows the screen display for the scrot installation process. ” and see that I answered yes (y) to install the application. A DV E N T U R E 2 TA K I NG CO M M A N D OF YO U R R A S P B E R RY P I 37 FIGURE 2-8 Using the apt-get install command to download and install the scrot application You will remember from earlier in this chapter that you can use a command to open an application. Once you have installed scrot, you can open it and see it work by typing scrot into a terminal window.

You can see these application icons on the desktop and also in the main menu. In future adventures you will use Scratch and Python IDLE 3, which are already installed. If you connected your Raspberry Pi to the Internet as described in Adventure 1, you can use text commands to download, install and update additional applications that you may wish to use. Downloading and Installing Applications It’s easy to find new applications and install them on your Raspberry Pi. com/projects), for example is full of both free and for-pay apps that you can download and use much like the Apple App Store.

FIGURE 2-10 Using nano to edit a text file To learn more about using nano to edit files, run the man nano command and read the manual. 40 ADVEN T URES IN RASPBERRY PI Using Shutdown and Restart Commands When you start a Raspberry Pi, the device follows a set of instructions to load the OS. Similarly, when you shut it down, it should follow a set of instructions to shut down the OS in such a way that the file system stored on the SD card stays complete and uncorrupted. It is therefore very important that you don’t simply remove the power supply but make sure you always instruct the OS to shut down safely.

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