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By Carrie Anne Philbin

Coding for children is cool with Raspberry Pi and this uncomplicated guide
Even in the event that your childrens don't have an oz of desktop geek in them, they could learn how to code with Raspberry Pi and this excellent e-book. Written for eleven- to 15-year-olds and assuming no past computing wisdom, this booklet makes use of the wildly winning, inexpensive, credit-card-sized Raspberry Pi desktop to provide an explanation for basic computing strategies. children will get pleasure from facing the book's 9 enjoyable initiatives whereas they research easy programming and procedure management abilities, beginning with the very fundamentals of ways to plug within the board and switch it on.

Each undertaking features a energetic and informative video to augment the teachings. It's ideal for younger, keen self-learners-your teenagers can leap in, manage their Raspberry Pi, and battle through the teachings on their own.
Written through Carrie Anne Philbin, a highschool instructor of computing who advises the U.K. executive at the revised ICT Curriculum
Teaches eleven- to 15-year-olds programming and procedure management abilities utilizing Raspberry Pi
Features nine enjoyable tasks observed by way of vigorous and beneficial videos
Raspberry Pi is a $35/£25 credit-card-sized desktop created through the non-profit Raspberry Pi origin; over one million were sold
Help your kids rejoice and study computing abilities whilst with Adventures in Raspberry Pi.

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Mv Moves a file to a new location. mkdir Makes a directory. nano Opens the nano text editor. To open a specific text file, add the file name; for example, nano hello opens the hello text file. pwd Prints the working directory (shows which directory you are currently working in). rm xxx Deletes (removes) the file named xxx. rmdir Deletes (removes) a directory. startx Launches the Raspbian desktop environment (GUI). sudo Gives the user root or super user permissions. sudo apt-get install Tells the Raspberry Pi to use the Internet to find, download, and install the xxx application.

If you double-click that folder icon, you will see it contains all the shortcuts to the applications that you see on the desktop. FIGURE 1-10 Using the main menu and file browser in Raspbian A D V E N T U R E 1 Y O U H AV E A R A S P B E R R Y P I . N O W W H A T ? 23 Shutting Down Your Raspberry Pi When you shut down your Raspberry Pi, it is very important that you don’t simply remove the power supply but make sure you always instruct the OS to shut down safely. The latest version of NOOBS has a Shutdown desktop icon for shutting down your Raspberry Pi cleanly if you are using the GUI—just click the icon and your Raspberry Pi will do all the work.

The desktop also displays a number of icons for applications 22 ADVEN T URES IN RASPBERRY PI that you can launch by double-clicking with your mouse. Some of the most commonly used applications are Scratch (see Adventure 3), Python (see Adventure 5), and Midori (a web browser) that you can use to browse the World Wide Web if your Pi is connected to the Internet via an Ethernet cable or a wireless adapter like the Wi-Pi. There are even some games for you to try out using PyGame. Spend a few minutes checking out what applications are available by clicking on the main menu and then each of the submenus in turn.

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