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Getting Started with Raspberry Pi

3.8 of 5 stars 3.80  ·  rating details  ·  168 ratings  ·  17 reviews
What can you do with the Raspberry Pi, a $35 computer the size of a credit card? All sorts of things! If you're learning how to program, or looking to build new electronic projects, this hands-on guide will show you just how valuable this flexible little platform can be.

This book takes you step-by-step through many fun and educational possibilities. Take advantage of sever
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ebook, 176 pages
Published December 1st 2012 by Maker Media, Inc (first published November 22nd 2012)
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Jeanne Boyarsky
O'Reilly's “Getting Started with Raspberry Pi” is a really great book. I don't know where to start so here's a list of things I liked.

From Make:Projects which is very practical
Starts out strong – each part of the Pi and what you need to use it
Good tips – how to connect via wifi and without internet
Nice troubleshooting section
Practical examples from a “hello world with leds” program to building a web-lamp
A whole chapter on webcams. [This is the project we wanted it for]
Coverage of basic Linux, Py
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Gabe Poon
A useful book describing the setup process and basic applications for the Raspberry Pi. It also includes basic programming, such as Python, and even has a list of recommended reading for going further. It teaches you which peripherals to use for the Pi and how to attach them. If I had one complaint, it would be that unless you have those very specific peripherals, you will have to skip some projects. That aside, it is a great beginner's book.
Toby
A good basic primer to get you acquainted with RPi. A fair amount of the book is setting up and getting started, which is good. There is considerable space dedicated to acquainting you with Linux if you have never used it.

All in all, a great primer, but if you really want to get a project done, you will need additional resources. If you know a lot about linux, networking etc, you will be able to skim the book for the good bits.
Dave Peticolas
A short but pretty decent introduction to the Raspberry Pi. The book is best suited for complete beginners, but there are still some helpful tips for those with plenty of software experience. I got a free Raspberry Pi at both PyCon and the Erlang Factory.

I also attended a great workshop run by Omer Kilic of Embedded Erlang that included a free expansion board with LEDs, buttons, switches, and a temperature sensor. They are about to release an Erlang-based embedded development environment.
Skyler Spaeth
This was a great book, and had a lot of cool projects. My favorite was the weblamp, which allows me to control a lamp from my local network.
Kevin Lang
Good starter book. You will want something more in depth to get into the really cool stuff. But a very good start in this book!
Arvid
Quick introduction to the Pi. If you can code you can skip explanations of single code lines but if not you aren't lost.
Mylene
Nice intro on RasPi.
Bethany
Easy to read, easy to follow instructions on the most useful tasks of setting up and using a Raspberry Pi. I deducted one star because of the frequent editorial slip ups- it would have been good if those had been combed out before the publication of the book, especially since there are large examples of code to be copied, and typos in code are hard to detect. O'reilly has a confirm errata page here: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/errata...
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Matt Heavner
As I reflect, this was a surprisingly good "getting started" book -- a good mix of depth and breadth. Actually a great python and Linux intro as well as hardware, installation, options, etc.! Not the final word at all, but just right for a "getting started."
Manuel Antão
Good introduction to the Pi, but it lacks some unity.

I'll try most of the examples in the book, namely the web server bits and see what comes out of it.
Kyle
A good introduction to some cool projects for the Pi. Well written, engaging and easy examples. Also a good introduction to the maker culture in general.
Patrick
Great introduction. My only "downside" is that unless the reader has some very specific hardware, they have to skip chapters.

Still a great intro.
Richard
This book can safely be called "concise", but it's a good intro to the Pi and contains a decent amount of information for its size.
Dan Deng
Nice, concise introduction to the basic features of the RPi. Recommended first read about the platform.
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