NEW BOOK: The Official Raspberry Pi Handbook 2024 is here!

The brand new Official Raspberry Pi Handbook 2024 has landed! No it is not too early to think about what you should buy your favourite geeks for Christmas. Yes you should buy them this.

Created by the beautiful minds behind the official Raspberry Pi magazine, The MagPi, it may just be our best annual handbook yet. But we do say that every year, so…

200 pages of fun

As usual, they’ve packed 200 pages full of Raspberry Pi goodness. You’ll find incredible projects to inspire your next build, step-by-step tutorials to help you make cool stuff, and reviews of the best kit, it has everything the Raspberry Pi fan could ask for.

Front cover of the 2024 raspberry pi handbook. Mostly white with a black title, the word "official" above the title is i hot pink. A big Raspberry Pi is the main image in the middle with 6 thumbnails showing projects from the pages inside around it

Raspberry Pi 5 special feature

You may have heard that we recently released the next iteration in the world-conquering Raspberry Pi line-up. This new handbook contains a detailed guide to the all-new Raspberry Pi 5 computer, including the bespoke accessories we designed for it, as well as the new operating system.

A double page spread from the 2024 raspberry pi handbook. Mostly black with subtle colourful patterns around the white text. A massive Raspberry Pi is pictured on the right of the spread

Help for new beginners to get set up

This new book isn’t just for seasoned Raspberry Pi users. We’ve included a special section to help absolute beginners understand what each bit of hardware does and how to get it all plugged in correctly.

Whether you’re starting your journey on one of our traditional boards, on a Raspberry Pi 400, or a Raspberry Pi Zero, there’s a step-by-step guide for you. We’ll also walk you through setting up the software you need to start using your Raspberry Pi. Each section in the Starter Guide has only three steps, so it’s really accessible – not at all scary – for people of any ability.

A double page spread from the 2024 raspberry pi handbook. Yellow background with white text boxes. Title is Raspberry Pi starter guide with a photo above it showing a birds eye view of a wooden desk and someone using a Raspberry Pi 400

Detailed maker guides

Elsewhere inside The Official Raspberry Pi Handbook 2024, you’ll find tonnes of incredible maker guides for electronics, Linux, retro gaming and robotics. You can learn how to build your own weather station, save yourself a monthly fee by hosting your own Minecraft server, or make an Iron Man Arc Reactor, to name just a few of the tutorials within its pages.

A double page spread from the 2024 raspberry pi handbook with yellow, hot pink and blu panels. Title says "Serious fun" and a cutting board shows a breadboard with wires attached to a Raspberry Pi with some peripherals scattered around it

Inspiring projects

There’s also a hand-picked selection of some of the very best projects built by the global Raspberry Pi community. We’ve seen it all this year, from a full-size replica of Doctor Who’s K-9 companion, to a NeoPixel dog coat, and a time-lapse camera withstanding sub-zero temperatures to monitor penguin habitats.

A double page spread from the 2024 raspberry pi handbook. Title says "Fancy octopus arcades" with text about the project a nd a big photo of the arcade itself

On top of all this, you’ll also find more than twenty pages of hardware reviews and resources. So what are you waiting for? That’s at least one Christmas present ticked off your list.

Grab your copy of The Official Raspberry Pi Handbook 2024 for just £14 from the Raspberry Pi Press online store.

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Milliways avatar

Recently new Pi books have been announced, but only seem to be available to purchase by post.
I have literally thousands of books and I have run out of space for new bookcases. I often reread my favourite novels but find little use for technology books (I still occasionally refer to my 1978 K&R) and have stopped buying books on programming – which have a short lifetime.
I don’t mind paying for books but prefer pdf (or eBooks) which don’t consume desktop space (data storage keeps becoming cheaper). The bonus is I can read on my iPad in bed.
Why are Pi books not available in machine readable form?

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Liz Upton avatar

We LITERALLY launched another book a few days ago – as a PDF and in print. We aren’t giving away free PDFs of the books any more (it makes the publishing part of our business very uneconomical) – however, if you need guidance on how to use a Raspberry Pi our documentation stack is always up-to-date and free, and contains everything you need. (And probably some more on top of that.)

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Srujan ladalla avatar

I work as a network manager. I maintain my network & firewall running perfectly

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Sean McManus avatar

Would it be possible to post the full table of contents somewhere please? Thank you.

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Hans Kaufmann avatar

Gibt es das offizielle Raspberry Pi-Handbuch 2024 auch in

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Beni von Weissenberg avatar

I am also willing to pay for a PDF-version. Same problem with space for Paperbooks.

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Beni von Weissenberg avatar

Can I buy this handbook (want it in paperform as a christmasgift!) Cost?

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Ninju Bohra avatar

There’s a link to the official online store where you can buy a paper copy at the end of the article

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Nick avatar

This page:
has a “Free PDF Edition” with a “Free” button that takes you to a subscription page with some weird form fields (2x MEMBER_RATING, 2x NOTES, customer_number, subscription_reference, List).

Also, I don’t understand the point of requiring the address for the PDF edition. Please take a look at it, it’s been like that since the handbook was released, and I hoped it would be fixed at some point, but it’s still like that even now.

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