- Series: Make: Projects
- Paperback: 176 pages
- Publisher: Maker Media, Inc; 1 edition (January 3, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1449344216
- ISBN-13: 978-1449344214
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 114 customer reviews
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About the Author
Matt Richardson is a Brooklyn-based creative technologist and video producer. He's a contributor to MAKE magazine and Makezine.com. Matt is also the owner of Awesome Button Studios, a technology consultancy. Highlights from his work include the Descriptive Camera, a camera which outputs a text description of a scene instead of a photo. He also created The Enough Already, a DIY celebrity-silencing device. Matt's work has garnered attention from The New York Times, Wired, New York Magazine and has also been featured at The Nevada Museum of Art and at the Santorini Bienniele. He is currently a Master's candidate at New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program.
Shawn Wallace is an editor at O'Reilly and lives in Providence, RI. He is also a member of the Fluxama artist collective responsible for new iOS musical instruments such as Noisemusick and Doctor Om. He designed open hardware kits at Modern Device and taught the Fab Academy at the Providence Fab Lab. For years he was the managing director of the AS220 art space and is a cofounder of the SMT Computing Society.
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Each chapter gives enough information to give the reader a basic understanding of the topic. The chapters are not complete references of the subject matter. At the end of each chapter are references that can be used to get more information. In the Kindle version of the book these are hyperlinks. Many of the references were free.
This book gives all the information needed to execute the example code. The examples were short and interesting.
I'm waiting to get a compatible webcam before completing chapter 9 and I didn't do all the examples in the chapter on Scratch but other than that I read the entire book and executed all the examples. I very much recommend this book and give it a rating of 5 stars.
I had a few problems but still stick with my 5 star rating.
Problem 1: Running Headless
Page 31 had a link to Raspberry Pi Hub. I couldn't get this to work. I found another example on the internet I had to modify and follow, [...]
Problem 2: NameError: name 'i' is not define
I was getting a compilation error with the sample code on page 42. I finally had to add an "i=0" before the while statement and an "i=i+1" inside the while statement.
Problem 3:Playing Video-pygame.mixer.quit location not clear
The text following the example on page 57 says that pygame.mixer.quit needs to be included "before you play". I thought this meant before the movie.play() command. However, I needed to include it before the movie = pygame.movie.Movie("foo.mpg") command or I would get video and no audio.
The price also was more than reasonable for what you get.
Some complain about the "Hand drawn sketches" but I suspect they were used to keep the costs down.
As far as what it contains some more experienced users have complained the first few chapters were a waste of space.
Well, it wasn't intended for experienced programmers, I know, that's what I do for a living, but for people just getting started.
It is very helpful and informative and as I said I bought it just to familiarize myself with the Raspberry Pi itself.
It includes some tips on the "Python" programming language which I personally have never used but still found informative.
Overall I would recommend it because you can't beat it for the price especially if you are just getting started programming.
I also found the way that they annotated the programming to be extremely helpful, although they occasionally glossed over details that I would have liked to know more about.
Overall, I loved this book. It might be too simple for people who have experience with platforms like the raspberry pi, but for a newbie like me, this book turned out to be an invaluable resource.