Raspberry Pi (Idiot's Guides) (Paperback)
The Raspberry Pi is an inexpensive, simple computer that's about the size of a credit card. It has multiple inputs and outputs that make it the foundation for almost a limitless number of projects — from creating a wi-fi hot spot to an elaborate, programmed LED light show. Idiot's Guides: Raspberry Pi is the perfect beginner book for learning how it works, how to program it (using Scratch, a basic program for programming Linux), how to connect it to an existing device, and how to put together some basic first projects.
Thorin Klosowski is a lifelong DIYer who has taken apart more electronics than he's put back together. Currently, he's a full-time writer for the how-to site Lifehacker, where he writes about various electronics projects, Apple software, productivity, and the merging of health with technology. Prior to that, his writing appeared in a variety of publications, including the Onion A.V. Club and How Stuff Works. His productivity tips and articles have been featured on NBC News, NPR, Business Insider, The Huffington Post, and others.