The NEW Official Raspberry Pi Beginner’s Guide: updated for Raspberry Pi 4

To coincide with the launch of Raspberry Pi 4, Raspberry Pi Press has created a new edition of The Official Raspberry Pi Beginner’s Guide book — as if this week wasn’t exciting enough! Weighing in at 252 pages, the book is even bigger than before, and it’s fully updated for Raspberry Pi 4 and the latest version of the Raspbian operating system, Buster.A picture of the front cover of the Raspberry Pi Beginner's Guide version two

The Official Raspberry Pi Beginner’s Guide

We’ve roped in Gareth Halfacree, full-time technology journalist and technical author, and the wonderful Sam Alder, illustrator of our incredible cartoons and animations, to put together the only guide you’ll ever need to get started with Raspberry Pi.

From setting up your Raspberry Pi on day one to taking your first steps into writing coding, digital making, and computing, The Official Raspberry Beginner’s Guide – 2nd Edition is great for users from age 7 to 107! It’s available now online from the Raspberry Pi Press store, with free international delivery, or from the real-life Raspberry Pi Store in Cambridge, UK.

As always, we have also released the guide as a free PDF, and you’ll soon be seeing physical copies on the shelves of Waterstones, Foyles, and other good bookshops.


Georges Martin avatar

Wow ! Congratulations !!! :-) By any chance, do you plan a French edition ? ;-)

wh7qq avatar

For those of us with limited bandwidth, it would be nice to know the size of the .pdf file

dm avatar

$ wget –spider 2>&1 | grep ^Length
Length: 38969554 (37M) [application/pdf]

George avatar

does it have a hard cover ?

Andrew zawichost avatar

hello world: first line in the instrutions in the pi4 box , say raspi4 model B 1GB,2GB, 4GB + 8GB.
what achtung an 8GB pi what what what.
cheers andrew

Simon Long avatar

I’m afraid there is a typo on the leaflet. The BCM2711 processor is in theory capable of addressing 16GB of SDRAM, but at present there is no available memory package larger than 4GB that works correctly with its SDRAM controller and PHY. There is no 8GB model – sorry!

Jan Hruškovič avatar

Or, could it be 4 GB RAM + 8 GB eMMC? Or is it not possible too?

Jan Hruskovic avatar

And what if it might be 4 GB RAM + 8 GB EMMC or this is not possible too?

Simon Long avatar

No idea if that’s possible, but I’m pretty sure it’s not something we’ve even considered doing!

crumble avatar

M2 please ;)

But more important 7 something meter, so the Pi heats only with 2A.

But even more important: send more 4GB models and power supplies to the distributors. Since today I can stare on my sd card and heat sinks. Would be nice to see the missing parts on my desk ;)

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Vilhelm avatar

The PDF is 37,2 MB

emerson araújo ramos avatar

Olá gostaria de saber se e possível, você planeja uma edição em Português?

Ankur avatar

This book is really good for beginners. I studies this one. But things are very limited.

Bob the Cat avatar

Meow! Where is Scratch 3.0?

NattyGadget avatar

What is the best tool/computing robotics kits out there for the raspberry pi, I am a complete beginner and I would love to utilize the full potential of the computer and programs, pinouts/electronic circuits for the pi before I buy them, where do I get these boards/kits from ? Is the information to use robotics in the starter kit-what do you have to have with it to utilize the pi’s I/Output? – NattyGadget

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