To a noob such as myself, the words Rasberry Pi stir feelings of hunger. To any gamer, coder or Maker, these words mean much more than a snack; they mean endless possibility.
In certain parts of the world, generations of students are to grow up with no formal introduction to computer science. This could have held true had a small, credit card-sized computer not been created. The Rasberry Pi, developed in the UK by the Rasberry Pi Foundation, emerged as a means of reintroducing programming to kids all over the globe. The PC device can plug into your TV and keyboard, play high-definition video, create spreadsheets and word processing, and more.
For local Maker Shea Silverman, it’s the “more” that matters — specifically, gaming on Raspberry Pi. In fact, when he’s not exploring the devices’ emulation possibilities, he’s collecting, repairing and maintaining arcade units.
Silverman, a web applications developer at the University of Central Florida, has written a new book, Instant Rasberry Pi Gaming, in which he introduces readers to follow a fast, focused guide. Simple step-by-step instructions will allow you to play classic and modern video games, use the Rasberry Pi app store, and make the most of your new Rasberry Pi computer.
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The Instant Rasberry Pi Gaming e-book is available for preorder from PacktHub.com with the hardcover coming soon via Amazon.com.
Profile written by Jamie Frishman, Public Relations & Marketing Intern at Orlando Science Center.