If you have anything to know about the Raspberry Pi, it’s that it’s a flexible computer that can be used as a hub for any kind of projects.

Therefore, it is not surprising that a mini-industry has sprung up around it, and companies offering accessories to improve and expand the device, to help you get the most out of your device.

Here on , we’ve brought you some particularly useful Raspberry Pi projects over the years, but if you want to get really hardcore, you’ll need more in-depth reading. Here are ten Raspberry Pi books that are filled with project ideas and ready to get started right away.

Raspberry Pi Books for Beginners

If you’re new to the Raspberry Pi and want something you can use to get your device up and running quickly and install the OS, refer to the Raspberry Pi’s own getting started guide. which I wrote and which is also available from Amazon.

On page 271 — management Raspberry Pi user from Eben Upton himself at the Raspberry Pi Foundation (who spoke to us in 2013) and Gareth Halfacree is a great starting point, and also provides information for connecting the Pi to other hardware (such as an Arduino) and some basic Python and Scratch projects . Please note that there are currently 3- e Raspberry Pi Model B+ edition.

Raspberry Pi 2: A Beginner’s Guide! Andrew Johansen: Everything you need to know about the super-powerful Raspberry Pi 2 together in an easy to read guide. While this guide isn’t replete with projects like space missions and converting old printers to wireless devices, it does provide tips for managing desktop tasks with the Pi 2.

Perfect for owners of Raspberry Pi 2 and A+ and B+ models, Raspberry Pi 2: Beginner’s Guide by James K Sargent offers 20 Pi beginner projects. Among them are tutorials that explain how to create your first media center project with XBMC, and how to use GPIO for some hardware hacking.

Raspberry Pi Books for children

You probably know that the Raspberry Pi was designed in part to provide an affordable tool to help kids get started in computer science. As Eben Upton told me:

“Just like with kids, if we thought we were forcing kids to learn how to code, we’re not going anywhere. I think what we’ve learned with the Raspberry Pi is that if you give people the tools, they’ll do it. We don’t need to promote the program, give them the ability to build a house in Minecraft, give them the ability to make a cat run over scratches. To give people the opportunity to do physical computing, it came as a real surprise to me.”

Therefore, no one should be surprised to see such a large collection of Raspberry Pi books available for kids and teens.

From Daniel Bates comes out Raspberry Pi Projects for Kids , a scratch and python book that encourages parents and children to embark on a «coding adventure… making cool and addictive games and apps on the Raspberry Pi.» Want to create your own version of Angry Birds or even an interactive map? This is the Raspberry Pi project book for you!

Upgraded to 2- th publications raspberry pi, » Adventures Carrie Ann Philbin in Raspberry Pi» is a collection of 9 projects aimed at 11-15 year olds helping young people do everything from building a Raspberry Pi jukebox to programming with Turtle Graphics and Python.

Philbin’s goal is to explain the basics of computing using the Raspberry Pi, and the book naturally includes a getting started section.

From the series «For dummies» Raspberry Pi For Kids offers 13 fun projects in which you will create art in Tux Paint, develop games with Scratch, use HTML to create a website hosted on the Pi. and understanding GPIO.

There is also a section on the popular Minecraft which, as you may know, has a Raspberry Pi-dedicated release.

If your Raspberry Pi resident considers himself a bit of an «evil genius», » Raspberry Pi project for Evil Genius » Donald Norris might be the best gift you can buy — other than the Raspberry Pi itself!

This book contains a collection of 13 projects ranging from an MP3 player to an earthquake detector, and even includes steps to turn your Raspberry Pi into a weather station.

Experts and Beyond: Raspberry Pi Advanced Projects Books

Once you’re familiar with the Raspberry Pi and Python, you’ll be able to get your hands dirty building various projects from the books above. But what will happen next?

It’s time to improve your learning…

Raspberry Pi Programming by Simon Monk is a good opportunity to do just that. Updated for Raspberry Pi 2 owners, this book provides detailed information on using the IDLE Python editor, showing you how to use strings, lists, functions, modules, classes, and methods to unlock the power of your Raspberry Pi.

If you’ve been building hobby projects using online tutorials, this book will help you take your skills to the next level.

Again from Monk there is Raspberry Pi Cookbook in which the author puts together an amazing collection of over 60 Raspberry Pi projects for advanced hobbyists. It is clearly written that you can use this header to figure out GPIO and start wiring switches, keyboards and other digital inputs, and among the projects inside you will find several that have Raspberry Pi and Arduino.

Finally we have Raspberry Pi 2: Advanced Tips and Tricks Harry Colvin, a Kindle-only Kindle title that brings together a collection of quirky designs. This book shows you how to turn your Raspberry Pi into a router, set it up as an email notifier, and even measure the temperature. Attention is also paid to support for MATLAB, which can be used by computer students to extend the functionality of the device and receive data from sensors, as well as Simulink, which helps in application development.

Bonus Post: Raspberry Pi Bookazine

Available from Imagine Publishing, Practical Raspberry Pi Projects is a magazine-style book (known in the industry as a «bookstore») with over 60 projects covering everything from building a Google Glass-style Pi Glass to building a synthesizer on based Pi.

With so many Raspberry Pi books to choose from, you’ll never need design ideas for your little computer again! If you’d like to recommend a book we missed, let us know in the comments.

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