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10 Great Raspberry Pi Online Resources

The Internet is a wealth of information on the Raspberry Pi, some more reliable than others. Here are some extremely useful and reliable sites — ones you’ll want to check regularly: [more…]

Recognizing and Coping with Contact Bounce on the Raspberry Pi

You may need to cope with contact bounce for your next Raspberry Pi project. Reading a switch is quite simple. It returns either a 0 or a 1, depending on whether the switch is pressed. Switches should [more…]

Raspberry Pi Projects: LEGO Brick Alternate Language

Need a new Raspberry Pi project? You can run quite a few third-party languages on the LEGO brick, but ev3dev puts a cut-down version of Linux on the brick. You don’t need to change anything on the brick [more…]

Buying Computer Parts for Your Raspberry Pi

Buying basic computer parts for your Raspberry Pi is not so hard, but you need to know a few things about how parts fit together, especially if you want to add even more extras to your Pi after you get [more…]

Raspberry Pi for Kids: Building Virtual Robots with Code

Your Raspberry Pi can do lots of neat things. When you write code – it doesn’t matter what kind of code – you’re really building yourself a virtual robot to do a job you want done. The robot is virtual [more…]

Raspberry Pi for Kids: Making Linux Scripts

You can join Linux commands together to make your own scripts for your Raspberry Pi. You might do this for two reasons. One is if you have a long one-line command with lots of switches that you type over [more…]

Making Art and Music with Code on Your Raspberry Pi

You can do a lot with art, music, and code. The Raspberry Pi isn’t the best computer for making art and music because it’s not very fast. The Pi 2 isn’t so bad, but the older models are too slow for all [more…]

Learning More about Electronics and Hardware on Your Raspberry Pi

Being able to design, build, and use your own extras is a big part of the appeal of small-board computers like the Raspberry Pi. Maybe you’ve heard of the Internet of Things? As a catchphrase, it means [more…]

Raspberry Pi For Kids For Dummies Cheat Sheet

You can do many of the same things with your Raspberry Pi that you can do with a PC or Mac, such as making Linux scripts and art and music with code. You do, however, need to be careful when buying computer [more…]

What You Need to Know to Buy and Set Up Your Raspberry Pi

When you’re ready to buy and set up your Raspberry Pi, you need to think about a few things. Here’s what you need to know before you go shopping and set up your Pi: [more…]

Raspberry Pi for Kids: Get Started Making Software with Scratch

Your Raspberry Pi can do lots of neat tricks. You’ve decided to use your Pi to make software with scratch. Good choice! Here’s what you need to know to get going: [more…]

Raspberry Pi for Kids: Questions to Ask Before Making Software with Python

You’re ready to use your Raspberry Pi to make software with Pi. First, you need to ask yourself a few questions to make sure you’re ready to get going. Here’s what you need to know: [more…]

A List to Help You Get Started with Your Own Web Server on the Raspberry Pi

Before you jump in and use your Raspberry Pi to create your own web server, you need to ask yourself whether you know the answers to the following questions. If you don’t, you need to find them! [more…]

A List to Help You Get Started with Hardware Projects for the Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is great for doing creative things with hardware. To get started creating hardware projects for the Pi, you need to be able to answer the following questions: [more…]

What to Expect in Raspberry Pi For Dummies

Raspberry Pi For Dummies co-author Sean McManus offers a quick overview of the fun and many uses you can have with the Raspberry Pi computer — from set up and Linux OS basics to editing documents and [more…]
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