With all the choices you have, it’s not always easy to figure out what you want to do with a Raspberry Pi once you have one. Some people may have a purpose in mind, whether it’s a simple utility or a ridiculous robot; however, if you’re not sure what you want to do with it, the sheer range of possibilities can be paralysing. It’s like how sitting down to watch some Netflix can result in ten minutes of indecision before settling on Pokémon again.
Raspberry Pi Projects for Dummies is a great start. With lots of projects to choose from and try out, it’s great for supplying some inspiration and direction for how you want to learn with Raspberry Pi. As a Dummies book, it does begin by letting you know exactly what the Raspberry Pi is and the basics of how to use it. While not as comprehensive as other guides in that respect, it’s still a good start.
The rest of the book is hardly dumbed down, though. With some real hardware projects to dig into, you’ll be breaking out your components catalogue and soldering iron very quickly to make games inside empty ketchup bottles, interactive light boards, Breakout clones, and even cloud-based sensors with live data logging.
If you have some LEGO Mindstorms lying around, there are plenty of projects that integrate the Raspberry Pi with LEGO’s robotics platform. There’s even a section on how to do some physical computing with the often overlooked RISC OS on Pi.
With all this and more, it’s a good second book to have on top of another guide to Raspberry Pi for beginners, whether it be articles from The MagPi or the original Raspberry Pi for Dummies book. You can grab it from Amazon with Prime delivery now.
See you next time!