February 26, 2020
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Programming the Raspberry Pi, Second Edition: Getting Started with Python Review

Program your own Raspberry Pi projects. Create innovative programs and fun games on your tiny yet powerful Raspberry Pi. This book is a good way to get started with a Pi. Teaches you how to set up the Pi and the basics of programming in Python with example code.

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About The Book

  • Authors: Simon Monk.
  • Title: Programming the Raspberry Pi, Second Edition: Getting Started with Python.
  • Paperback: 208 pages.
  • Released: October 5, 2015.
  • Language: English.

About The Author

  • Dr. Simon Monk has a bachelor’s degree in cybernetics and computer science and a Ph.D. in software engineering. He is now a full-time writer and has authored numerous books, including Programming Arduino, 30 Arduino Projects for the Evil Genius, Hacking Electronics, and Fritzing for Inventors. Dr. Monk also runs the website monk.makes.com, which features his own products.

What I Like

In Programming the Raspberry Pi, Simon Monk explains the basics of Raspberry Pi application development while providing hands-on examples and ready-to-use scripts. Discover how to configure hardware and software, write Python scripts, create user-friendly GUIs, and control external electronics. DIY projects include a hangman game, an LED clock, and a software-controlled roving robot.

What you can do after reading this book:

  • Set up your Raspberry Pi and explore its features
  • Navigate files, folders, and menus
  • Write Python programs using the IDLE editor
  • Use strings, lists, functions, and dictionaries
  • Work with modules, classes, and methods
  • Create user-friendly games using Pygame
  • Build intuitive user interfaces with Tkinter
  • Attach external electronics through the GPIO port
  • Add powerful Web features to your projects


Get this if you are completely new to Raspberry Pi and you are interested in an intro to hardware manipulation. With excellent Python’s examples, Simon Monk makes learning Python easy event who have never coded in Python before.

This book is the kind of information you need to understand how to develop your own projects. Start It Now!

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