Sams Teach Yourself in 24 Hours: Python Programming for Raspberry Pi, 2nd Edition

Book Description

Python Programming for Raspberry Pi, Sams Teach Yourself in 24 Hours (2nd Edition) (Sams Teach Yourself -- Hours)

In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, Sams Teach Yourself Python Programming for Raspberry Pi in 24 Hours teaches you Python programming on Raspberry Pi, so you can start creating awesome projects for home automation, home theater, gaming, and more. Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll move from the absolute basics all the way through network and web connections, multimedia, and even connecting with circuits for sensing and robotics. Every lesson and case study application builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success!

Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common Raspberry Pi Python programming tasks.

Quizzes at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge.

By the Way notes present interesting information related to the discussion.

Did You Know? tips offer advice or show you easier ways to perform tasks.

Watch Out! cautions alert you to possible problems and give you advice on how to avoid them.

  • Get your Raspberry Pi and choose the right low-cost peripherals
  • Set up Raspian Linux and the Python programming environment
  • Learn Python basics, including arithmetic and structured commands
  • Master Python 3 lists, tuples, dictionaries, sets, strings, files, and modules
  • Reuse the same Python code in multiple locations with functions
  • Manipulate string data efficiently with regular expressions
  • Practice simple object-oriented programming techniques
  • Use exception handling to make your code more reliable
  • Program modern graphical with Raspberry Pi and OpenGL
  • Create Raspberry Pi games with the PyGame library
  • Learn network, web, and database techniques you can also use in software
  • Write Python scripts that send email
  • Interact with other devices through Raspberry Pi’s GPIO interface
  • Walk through example Raspberry Pi projects that inspire you to do even more

Table of Contents

Part I: Python Programming on the Raspberry Pi
Hour 1. Setting Up the Raspberry Pi
Hour 2. Understanding the Raspbian Linux Distribution
Hour 3. Setting Up a Programming Environment

Part II: Python Fundamentals
Hour 4. Understanding Python Basics
Hour 5. Using Arithmetic in Your Programs
Hour 6. Controlling Your Program
Hour 7. Learning About Loops

Part III: Advanced Python
Hour 8. Using Lists and Tuples
Hour 9. Dictionaries and Sets
Hour 10. Working with Strings
Hour 11. Using Files
Hour 12. Creating Functions
Hour 13. Working with Modules
Hour 14. Exploring the World of Object-Oriented Programming
Hour 15. Employing Inheritance
Hour 16. Regular Expressions
Hour 17. Exception Handling

Part IV: Graphical Programming
Hour 18. GUI Programming
Hour 19.

Part V: Business Programming
Hour 20. Using the Network
Hour 21. Using Databases in Your Programming
Hour 22.

Part VI: Raspberry Pi Python Projects
Hour 23. Creating Basic Pi/Python Projects
Hour 24. Working with Advanced Pi/Python Projects

Appendix A. Loading the Raspbian Operating System onto an SD Card
Appendix B. Raspberry Pi Models Synopsis

Book Details

  • Title: Sams Teach Yourself in 24 Hours: Python Programming for Raspberry Pi, 2nd Edition
  • Author: ,
  • Length: 624 pages
  • Edition: 2
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2016-01-02
  • ISBN-10: 0672337649
  • ISBN-13: 9780672337642
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