Paperback: 40 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 3, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.1 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 3.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (90 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #802,170 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #59 in Books > Computers & Technology > Hardware & DIY > Mainframes & Minicomputers #315 in Books > Computers & Technology > Hardware & DIY > Single Board Computers
Kudos to the author for capitalizing on a money making opportunity, but any potential buyer is better off Googling "Raspberry Pi 2" and you will get more useful information. I expected this to be a "how to" guide to get familarized with the Raspbian environment, hardware, etc. with screen shots and instructions.Instead, I found a 20 page book that is full of fluff and a summarization of projects that I could find with a single Google search. In fact, 10 of the 20 pages of the book consist of a description for various projects followed by a link. Not surprisingly, I had already encountered almost every project by searching online. Here is an example of what you can expect 50% of this book to consist of (this example is written by me, not from the book):Raspberry Pi CalendarYou can use your Raspberry Pi 2 to create a calendar. Calendars are useful tools because they help us keep track of important events and our daily schedules. To do this project you will need a monitor and some empty wall space. The Raspberry Pi 2 will use Google Calendar through your home wifi network. To learn more about this project, visit http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-Wall-Mounted-Google-Calendar/.
First the information in this book is very minimal. I purchased the Paper version which is useless. It is an E-Book that was printed. Much of the information is contained in web references or hyperlinks which can not be updated in a paper version and in some cases are way too complicated to be typed into a browser. You may find this minimally useful as an E-Book but the paper version is a big waste of money. I don’t think any of the positive reviews are referencing the paper version.
total crap! did the author receive payment through the total word count?he repeated the same crap over and over again with out giving any substance.you suckered me good! enjoy my money
Not worth the money. I got this for my ten-year old to help him better use his raspberry Pi, and this thing is worthless. I don't know how many pages - there are no page numbers - but not many. There's a lot of white space, the font isn't small, and there isn't a lot of information in it.
The book seems to be more of an index of projects other people have done on the internet. The actual original content of the book is limited and could easily be achieved by Googling Raspberry Pi. Links are about useless in printed form, this book maybe more useful in electronic form. $9 for this book of 38 pages (19 sheets of paper) is overpriced.
The book provides links to other online resources while not providing much useful information itself. I was expecting at least a I/O pin out diagram. Most people can finish this book in 15 mins. I am also skeptical about the "Best of 2015" on the cover.
Would have been OK as a back-section magazine article. This VERY abbreviated text depends on links which are almost as useless on a Kindle as they would be in print. Some of the links are to very good sites but most you could find with a google search.
Really LACKS any indepth information that would benefit a new or experienced user. Google and other websites present a greater wealth of information than this book. Overall, I feel this book is really lacking content and is way overpriced.
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