What Is It?
The Raspberry Pi is a computer the size of a deck of playing cards. With your television as a monitor, you can use it like a desktop computer to browse the web, do word processing or other office tasks; it plays HD video too, so you can also use it as a media centre.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation developed this little device to encourage people to learn to tinker with computing, both in software (there's plenty of free material available for the Pi to help you learn more about programming, whether you're a total beginner or already pretty experienced), and in hardware. Your Raspberry Pi can get to work as the brains in a robot, as a home-automation platform, drive a motor, or operate sensors and displays there's a huge community of modders and hackers out there. For more ideas on what to do with a Raspberry Pi, visit www.raspberrypi.org and join in!
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Raspberry Pi User Guide
The essential guide to getting started with Raspberry Pi computing and programming.
Written by Eben Upton, co-founder of the Raspberry Pi
Originally conceived of as a fun, easy way for kids (and curious adults) to learn computer programming, the Raspberry Pi quickly evolved into a remarkably robust, credit-card-size computer that can be used for everything from playing HD videos and hacking around with hardware to learning to program! Co-authored by one of the creators of the Raspberry Pi, this book fills you in on everything you need to know to get up and running on your Raspberry Pi.