Feb 25

Raspberry Pi Gaming Second Edition Published!

Hey All,

I am VERY excited to post about this.  I have been working on this book for the better part of a year, it has truly been a blood sweat and tears kinda project.  I felt burnt out at times, frustrated, ecstatic, relieved, rewarded, and angry all during the writing of this book.  But it’s done and I couldn’t be happier.

I am pleased to announce that my book, Raspberry Pi Gaming Second Edition has been published and is now available to order from Amazon.

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Whereas the last book was mostly a cookbook style in writing, this book teaches how to:

  • Program games utilizing the Scratch language
  • Install multiple operating systems
  • Set up your Raspberry Pi computer
  • Install and configure game system emulators
  • Control your Minecraft world with the Python programming language
  • Explore different kinds of joysticks, controllers, game pads, and other input devices
  • Install applications in Linux

Thanks again to everyone who has helped me, supported me, and given me the opportunity to make this a reality.  You all rock.  Thank you readers and PiPlay community members 🙂


Aug 30

Friday Post: My book, Raspberry Pi Gaming, now available for pre-order!!

Hey All,

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So I have some amazing news!  For a while now I have been working with Packt Publishing and writing my book, “Instant Raspberry Pi Gaming.”  Today the book is available to pre-order on Packt’s website.  The preorder is currently for the e-book version, but the hard copy will be available on Amazon very soon.

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I am so excited for this book!  I hope many of you enjoy it.


In other news, shutz from the PiMAME forums built this awesome Raspberry Pi arcade machine, The NaCade:




Apr 05

Friday Post: 2600 The Hacker Quarterly

Hey All,

I have been keeping this tightly guarded for about 6 months now and I am VERY EXCITED to announce that an article I wrote entitled “Hacking, Learning, and the Raspberry Pi” has been published by the 2600: The Hacker Quarterly.  The spring was released today and it is very exciting seeing my name in print.

To me, this achievement is akin to an academic researcher being published in a journal.

2600 is an amazing periodical with a long history, large following, and amazing reach.  From Wikipedia: “2600: The Hacker Quarterly is an American publication that specializes in publishing technical information on a variety of subjects including telephone switching systems, Internet protocols and services, as well as general news concerning the computer “underground” and left wing, and sometimes (but not recently), anarchist issues.”

I’ve been reading 2600 ever since I found it in a bookstore back in high school.  I never thought of the word hacker, or hacking, as anything bad.  It was to me just a kid being curious while using a computer.  2600 solidified that feeling for me and many people in the computer industry have felt the same way.  Most of the companies I have worked for even had a subscription because the information is just that valuable.

You can pick up a copy at your local bookstore, from the 2600 Online StoreAmazon Kindle, or Barnes & Noble Nook.

Thanks for helping make this possible!