Unleash the power of Banana Pi and use it for home automation, games, and various practical applications
Banana Pi is a small but powerful ARM board that can run on multiple operating systems. Banana Pi has been adopted by tech-savvy enthusiasts and hobbyists to develop their projects.
This book will take you from opening your Banana Pi's box for the first time all the way to working with hardware and code. We will explore the different configuration options and operating system choices. You'll proceed to working with Banana Pi hooked up to a breadboard and connecting hardware components such as LEDs and motors to the board. Further, you'll build an Internet radio working with an LCD display, interacting with user input, and streaming audio over the Internet. This book also acquaints you with another really popular use of Banana Pi, home servers. Finally, you'll realize the power of the robust hardware of Banana Pi by playing games on Android and Linux.
By the end of this book, you should be familiar with the basics of development using Banana Pi, from installation to building basic projects.
What You Will Learn
Get started with single-board computing by diving deep into the operating system and hardware of Banana Pi
Interact with the GPIO pins from scripts and code to start programming on the board
Connect hardware components to the GPIO pins and control them directly from Banana Pi
Connect Banana Pi devices with your home network to download packages from the Internet
Link your Banana Pi remotely with other computers via SSH to run as a headless device
Work with the onboard IR receiver of Banana Pi as well as connect external sensors and interact with them through their code
Build an Internet radio powered by Banana Pi to stream podcasts and music
Build and run a home server using Banana Pi to sync files, calendars, and contacts
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