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Sean McManus is a UK-based author and journalist, specializing in coding and technology. Sean's coding books for adults and children include Cool Scratch Projects in Easy Steps (2016), Scratch Programming in Easy Steps (2013), Web Design in Easy Steps (2014), and Raspberry Pi For Dummies (co-authored, 2014).
October 2017 Non-Fiction Book of the Month This well-designed, interactive workbook provides a really good introduction to coding for children. It breaks it down into fun, step by step exercises and each bright, visually attractive page sets children tasks to do, with sticker rewards when they get the answers right. The different exercises clearly and logically explain the different elements of coding, turning them into manageable chunks. Topics covered include understanding computer languages such as Scratch; writing simple commands for a computer to follow; designing computer art for games and programs; building web pages using HTML. As the author himself has said, coding is highly creative, and even without the press out robots on the end pages, this is a fun, appealing and stimulating approach to one of the key skills of the 21st century. ~ Andrea Reece Download the Coder Academy Activity Book which accompanies the book!
Get your slice of Raspberry Pi With the invention of the unique credit card-sized single-board computer comes a new wave of hardware geeks, hackers, and hobbyists who are excited about the possibilities with the Raspberry Pi and this is the perfect guide to get you started. With this down-to-earth book, you'll quickly discover why the Raspberry Pi is in high demand! There's a reason the Raspberry Pi sold a million units in its first year, and you're about to find out why! In Raspberry Pi For Dummies, 3rd Edition veteran tech authors Sean McManus and Mike Cook make it easier than ever to get you up and running on your Raspberry Pi, from setting it up, downloading the operating system, and using the desktop environment to editing photos, playing music and videos, and programming with Scratch and everything in between. * Covers connecting the Pi to other devices such as a keyboard, mouse, monitor, and more * Teaches you basic Linux System Admin * Explores creating simple hardware projects * Shows you how to create web pages Raspberry Pi For Dummies, 3rd Edition makes computing as easy as pie!
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