Beginner's Guide v2

The Raspberry Pi is a small, clever, British-built computer that’s packed with potential. Made using the same technology you find in a smartphone, the Raspberry Pi is designed to help you learn coding, discover how computers work, and build your own amazing things. Fully updated for Raspberry Pi 4, this book was written to show you just how easy it is to get started.

Learn how to:

  • Set up your Raspberry Pi, install its operating system, and start using this tiny, fully functional computer.
  • Start coding projects, with step-by-step guides using the Scratch and Python programming languages.
  • Experiment with connecting electronic components and have fun creating amazing projects.

• Start using your Raspberry Pi with Raspbian

• Learn to code with Scratch

This book was written using an earlier version of Raspberry Pi OS. Please use Raspberry Pi OS (Legacy) for full compatibility. See for more information.

Errata (print version)

P.36. The setup wizard no longer asks whether you have a black border at the edges of the screen.

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