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Kolban's book on the Raspberry Pi - FREE

Sat Jan 30, 2016 4:58 pm

Howdy Folks,

I'd like to announce a new (and free) book on the Raspberry Pi. The book can be found here:

https://leanpub.com/pi

I've been working in the software business for over 30 years but until recently, hadn't been playing directly with Micro Processors. When I bought a Raspberry Pi and then an Arduino, I'm afraid I got hooked. In my house I am surrounded by computers of all shapes, sizes and capacities … any one of them with orders of magnitude more power than any of these small devices … however, I still found myself fascinated.

As I studied the devices, I started to make notes and my pages of notes continued to grow and grow.
This book is my collated and polished version of those notes. Rather than keep them to myself, I offer them to all of us in the Raspberry Pi community in the hope that they will be of some value. My plan is to continue to update this work as we all learn more and share what we find in the community forums. As such, I will re-release the work at regular intervals so please check back at the book's home page for the latest. I do not plan on ever calling this book "finished" as there will always be more to add. Because of the breadth and depth of material that we want to cover, it is unlikely that you will want to read the book linearly from cover to cover. Instead, I recommend that you familiarize yourself with the table of contents and come back to it as and when you need information.

As you read, make sure that you fully understand that there are undoubtedly inaccuracies, errors in my understanding and errors in my writing. Only by feedback and time will we be able to correct those. Please forgive the grammatical errors and spelling mistakes that my spell checker hasn't caught.

Neil
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https://leanpub.com/pi

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Re: Kolban's book on the Raspberry Pi - FREE

Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:54 am

The April 2016 release has now been published and is available for download here:

https://leanpub.com/pi

Lots of new content, edits and updates. Many thanks to those of you who have supported this effort with donations. I plan to continue to update each month for the foreseeable future.

Neil
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Re: Kolban's book on the Raspberry Pi - FREE

Sun May 01, 2016 4:29 pm

Howdy folks,
The May 2016 release of the book has now been uploaded. As always, lots of new content and much more to come.

https://leanpub.com/pi

Neil
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Re: Kolban's book on the Raspberry Pi - FREE

Sun May 01, 2016 6:08 pm

All,

I have not read Kolban's Pi book yet but I have read his excellent ESP8266 book, which has become "the" reference for the ESP8266.

I recommend it.

Kolban,

Are you planning an ESP32 book?
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Sun May 01, 2016 8:37 pm

Re: ESP32 ... Oh most certainly. I got an ESP31 but decided that it would differ too much from the ESP32 when it ships. When the ESP32 starts rolling out, I fully plan to update the ESP8266 book to fully cover as much as the ESP32 as possible. However, at this point, other than "better specs" ... most folks feel it will be much the same as the ESP8266. I suspect that there will be more reliance on RTOS and that maybe a big distinction.
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Re: Kolban's book on the Raspberry Pi - FREE

Wed May 11, 2016 8:00 am

It's good for raspberry pi beginners. This book helps a lot to guide who's new for raspberry pi. Many raspberry pi books are available for free. Great job.

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Re: Kolban's book on the Raspberry Pi - FREE

Fri May 27, 2016 4:09 pm

When do you sleep?
When I have time to play then I will add it to my Kolban Library!
Back in the old days, we were smarter then the technology.
Nowadays technology makes us look like villages fools in front of the children!

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Re: Kolban's book on the Raspberry Pi - FREE

Sat May 28, 2016 6:16 pm

There is just so much fun to be had studying these devices. The way I personally choose to learn something is to read as much of the available literature as I can upon it, practice it a bit and then write the "instructions" or "story" in my own words. What I try and write down is the essence that was important to me. When time passes and I want to use a functional area again, I go back to my own words and try and use what I wrote previously. That commonly shows that I missed something or was mistaken in the past or something has changed in the current technology .... so I update my original words and carry on. Over time, we end up with a "book of notes" that I try and polish as time permits ... plus an "evolving" story that changes over time.

The Pi book is the largest challenge I have undertaken so far because there is just so much area to cover. For example, in just the last week I started to study Bluetooth API programming and this has added many new pages ... and this is just one of the many, many areas of Pi coverage.
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Re: Kolban's book on the Raspberry Pi - FREE

Tue May 31, 2016 9:57 pm

Howdy folks,
The start of a new month and a new refresh of the Raspberry Pi book for June 2016. Many thanks to all who support and everyone should feel free to post areas to be covered.

https://leanpub.com/pi

Neil
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Re: Kolban's book on the Raspberry Pi - FREE

Fri Jul 01, 2016 7:50 pm

Howdy folks,
The July 2016 release has now been uploaded and is available for access. Lots of new content and amendments to existing content. Work continues and there will be lots more to come. An especially big thank you to all who have supported the work through a donation through purchase. Your pizza and coffee tokens are greatly appreciated.

Neil
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Re: Kolban's book on the Raspberry Pi - FREE

Sat Jul 02, 2016 2:09 am

Thanks for sharing.
Trucos y recetas para raspberry pi:
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Re: Kolban's book on the Raspberry Pi - FREE

Mon Aug 01, 2016 5:04 pm

Another month ... another release. The August edition is now up. I'll be taking a break from dedicated Pi activity to start work on a similar book for NextThingCo CHIP computer. I received a couple last week and am starting to break ground on it.
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Re: Kolban's book on the Raspberry Pi - FREE

Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:39 pm

Hi,

When did you order your C.H.I.P.'s?

I ordered mine in March, was told June..July..September..October for delivery.
kolban wrote:Another month ... another release. The August edition is now up. I'll be taking a break from dedicated Pi activity to start work on a similar book for NextThingCo CHIP computer. I received a couple last week and am starting to break ground on it.
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Re: Kolban's book on the Raspberry Pi - FREE

Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:45 am

==> @kolban

Neil: there is a thread here that alleges an inaccuracy in your text relating to serial I/O.
Just bringing this to your attention - I haven't checked the assertion for myself.

viewtopic.php?f=63&t=156541

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