Get the most out of your Raspberry Pi with these free manuals

Raspberry Pi is one of the most popular projects to create miniature computers at a low price and with infinite possibilities. How to make the most of Raspberry Pi?

First launched in 2012, Raspberry Pi has become the most popular reduced integral plate on the market. And although today it has a lot of competition, such as Arduino, Odroid, BeagleBone or plates from manufacturers such as Intel or ASUS , Raspberry Pi is still the one with the most support and the one that gains more followers worldwide.

Among its many advantages, Raspberry Pi is easy to start, since all you need is to connect peripherals to a board that already has a processor, memory, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. But any help that allows us to discover all its possibilities or give us ideas for personal or professional projects related to this reduced plate is always appreciated .

In addition to the official support, available on its official website, the Internet is full of related content, such as YouTube videos, books and, of course, guides and manuals in digital format to download and read from any device. Below we compile the most recommended guides for you to browse virtually.

The Official Raspberry Pi Beginner’s Guide

What better way to start familiarizing yourself with Raspberry Pi than with your official beginner’s guide. The Official Raspberry Pi Beginner’s Guide is available in English for free download. In addition, the most recent version at the time of writing these lines is the Second Edition, which improves and expands the First.

You can buy this guide on paper or download it for free in PDF. Directly and with abundant graphic content, in addition to written explanations, the Official Beginner’s Guide teaches us everything we need to know to start up a Raspberry Pi-based computer and some examples of use to program or learn to program.

Of course, the guide explains both the hardware assembly and the installation and management of the software , the use of Scratch to learn to program, the use of Python as the main language … In short, a good manual to accompany your Raspberry Pi.

Get Started with Raspberry Pi

Another great book or official manual to use Raspberry Pi as an expert is Get Started with Raspberry Pi , available on pre-paid paper and available in PDF for free download in English.

Launched in November 2019, this manual is offered on paper along with a complete Raspberry Pi kit that includes a mouse, keyboard and case, in addition to the integrated board itself. In addition, you can download it before purchase to familiarize yourself with Raspberry Pi.

What will you find in this guide? How to mount your Raspberry Pi 3A + , all available software, programming with Scratch and Python and all kinds of elements that we can add to the board for different uses, such as sensors or buttons.

Raspberry Pi User Guide

The Second Edition of Raspberry Pi User Guide , written in four hands by Eben Upton and Gareth Halfacree, can be viewed online and downloaded in PDF.

In this guide, written by Eben Upton, one of the creators of Raspberry Pi, explains the interiors and exteriors of this integrated board , all its connections and how to handle it through Linux even if we don’t know this operating system. In addition, it solves frequent problems and explains how to detect them .

The original version of this guide is in its fourth edition (2016), available to buy on paper through Amazon and similar in both English and Spanish.