Adventures in Raspberry Pi (Adventures In ...) by Carrie Anne Philbin
on January 16, 2015
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My Rating: four-stars

Coding for kids is cool with Raspberry Pi and this elementary guideEven if your kids don't have an ounce of computer geek in them, they can learn to code with Raspberry Pi and this wonderful book. Written for 11- to 15-year-olds and assuming no prior computing knowledge, this book uses the wildly successful, low-cost, credit-card-sized Raspberry Pi computer to explain fundamental computing concepts. Young people will enjoy going through the book's nine fun projects while they learn basic programming and system administration skills, starting with the very basics of how to plug in the board and turn it on.
Each project includes a lively and informative video to reinforce the lessons. It's perfect for young, eager self-learners--your kids can jump in, set up their Raspberry Pi, and go through the lessons on their own.Written by Carrie Anne Philbin, a high school teacher of computing who advises the U.K. government on the revised ICT CurriculumTeaches 11- to 15-year-olds programming and system administration skills using Raspberry PiFeatures 9 fun projects accompanied by lively and helpful videosRaspberry Pi is a $35/25 credit-card-sized computer created by the non-profit Raspberry Pi Foundation; over a million have been sold
Help your children have fun and learn computing skills at the same time with "Adventures in Raspberry Pi."

This was a fun book. My library had a copy of it and Amanda grabbed it on one of her weekly trips.

We had seen one of the author’s tutorials on YouTube covering the Raspberry Pi Sense HAT so we were confident she knows her stuff. Here’s the video.

The book has several fun projects and progresses at a pace appropriate for kids 11-15 years old (as stated by the book description. My kids are younger and they could complete the projects with some help.

This was book number 7 of 52 for 2017.

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