Dive straight into the realm of all sorts of cool applications and games with Packt's new book and eBook

April 2014 | Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book and eBook, Raspberry Pi Projects for Kids. This book will show the readers how to use the Raspberry Pi device to create their own applications, including games, interactive maps, and animations. They will learn to use Scratch and Python languages to create all sorts of cool applications and games. This 96 page book is now available in print for $23.99 and all the popular eBook formats for $11.99.

About the author:

Daniel Bates is a Computer Science researcher at the University of Cambridge. His day job involves inventing designs for future mobile phone processors, and when he goes home, he likes playing games or working on one of his coding projects (or both!). Daniel has been a volunteer for the Raspberry Pi Foundation since 2011, and is enthusiastic about introducing new people to computing. He has previously written Instant Minecraft: Pi Edition Coding How-to for Packt Publishing.

The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It is a capable little device that enables people of all ages to explore computing, and to learn how to program in languages like Scratch and Python. It’s capable of doing everything a desktop computer is expected to do, from browsing the Internet and playing high-definition video, to making spreadsheets, word-processing, and playing games.

Raspberry Pi Projects for Kids is a hand-on guide aimed at parents and kids that will launch readers into the world of computer programming by showing them how to build their own amazing applications. This book contains several awesome projects for readers to get stuck in to, including creating their own games, crafting their own simple electronics, and making their own interactive map. By learning how to use Scratch and Python in programming, readers will become computer scientists in no time! 

After getting comfortable with setting up and playing with the Raspberry Pi, readers will be transported into this exciting world of technology, where they will get to grips with using Scratch, Raspberry Pi’s official programming language, in order to develop their own version of Angry Birds! Readers will finally get to step things up by developing an interactive map of their own hometown using the Python programming language and will be working for Google before they know it!

Raspberry Pi Projects for Kids covers the following essential topics:
Chapter 1: Getting Started with the Raspberry Pi
Chapter 2: Making Your Own Angry Birds Game
Chapter 3: Testing Your Speed
Chapter 4: Making an Interactive Map of Your City

This book is aimed at those with a big imagination who would like to dive straight into the realm of technology and computers. With only a Raspberry Pi and no prior experience required, readers will be shown how to translate their ideas into computer programs, creating any game, tool, or animation they can dream of.


Raspberry Pi Projects for Kids

Start your own coding adventure with your kids by creating cool and exciting games and applications on the Raspberry Pi

For more information, please visit: book page

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