21 June 2013
I haven't previously announced this on my blog, so you might have missed that I've uploaded a free sample of Raspberry Pi For Dummies. I wanted to make sure it was a proper free gift, so I've worked with the team at Wiley to create a PDF that includes three whole chapters: the Introduction, which tells you what the book is all about; Chapter 1, which introduces the Raspberry Pi itself; and Chapter 10, which gets you started with programming in Scratch. There's another chapter on Scratch in the book, so once you've learned the basics in Chapter 10, you can learn how to make a shoot-em-up game with the full book. We've also included the cover, front matter, tables of contents and index, so you can get an idea of the scope and quality of the complete book. There's been a fantastic response to this free sample so far, including coverage on the official Raspberry Pi site, which we're extremely grateful for. I hope you find it useful!