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Raspberry Pi, 2nd Edition

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The Raspberry Pi is one of the most successful open source hardware projects ever. For less than $40, you get a full-blown PC, a multimedia center, and a web server--and this book gives you everything you need to get started. You'll learn the basics, progress to controlling the Pi, and then build your own electronics projects. This new edition is revised and updated with two new chapters on adding digital and analog sensors, and creating videos and a burglar alarm with the Pi camera.

Table of Contents

  1. Raspberry Pi: A Quick-Start Guide, 2nd Edition
    1. Copyright
    2. For the Best Reading Experience...
    3. Table of Contents
    4. Praise for the First Edition of Raspberry Pi
    5. Acknowledgments
    6. Preface
      1. Who Should Read This Book?
      2. What’s in This Book?
      3. Where Can I Get a Raspberry Pi and Additional Hardware?
      4. Debian Linux
      5. Code Examples and Conventions
      6. Online Resources
    7. Chapter 1: Meet the Raspberry Pi
      1. Get to Know the Hardware
      2. What Else You Need
      3. Next Steps
    8. Chapter 2: Install an Operating System
      1. See What’s Available
      2. Have a Look Around with NOOBS
      3. Prepare a Bootable SD Card
      4. Next Steps
    9. Chapter 3: Configure Raspbian
      1. Boot the Pi for the First Time
      2. Customize Your Installation with Raspi-config
      3. Start the Desktop
      4. Manage Your Software with apt-get
      5. Install Software and Media Using the Pi Store
      6. Next Steps
    10. Chapter 4: Configure the Firmware
      1. Update the Firmware and Kernel
      2. Configure the Video Output
      3. Test and Configure the Audio System
      4. Next Steps
    11. Chapter 5: Intermezzo: Build a Kiosk with the Pi
      1. Display Twitter Live Search Information
      2. Refresh Websites Automatically
      3. Try Different Browsers
      4. Next Steps
    12. Chapter 6: Networking with the Pi
      1. Perform Everyday Tasks on the Web
      2. Use Secure Shell with the Pi
      3. Share Desktops with the Pi
      4. Turn the Pi into a Web Server
      5. Add Wi-Fi to the Pi
      6. Next Steps
    13. Chapter 7: Turn the Pi into a Multimedia Center
      1. Install Raspbmc
      2. Start Raspbmc for the First Time
      3. Add Files to XBMC
      4. Control XBMC Remotely
      5. Next Steps
    14. Chapter 8: Play Games on Your Pi
      1. Play Interactive Fiction
      2. Play Point-and-Click Adventures
      3. Emulate Other Platforms
      4. Play Native Games
      5. Next Steps
    15. Chapter 9: Tinker with the GPIO Pins
      1. What You Need
      2. Meet the Pi’s GPIO Pins
      3. Build a Basic Circuit
      4. Control an LED Using the GPIO Pins
      5. Build an Out-of-Memory Alarm
      6. Display the GPIO Status in a Browser
      7. What If It Doesn’t Work?
      8. Next Steps
    16. Chapter 10: Working with Digital and Analog Sensors
      1. What You Need
      2. Detect Motion with the Pi
      3. Measure Temperature with the Pi
      4. What If It Doesn’t Work?
      5. Next Steps
    17. Chapter 11: Control the Pi Camera
      1. Meet the Camera’s Hardware
      2. Connect the Camera to the Pi
      3. Install the Camera Drivers
      4. Take Some Photos
      5. Record High-Definition Videos
      6. Build a Burglar Alarm
      7. What If It Doesn’t Work?
      8. Where to Go from Here
    18. Appendix 1: A Linux Primer
      1. A First Encounter
      2. Navigate Through the File System
      3. Edit Text Files
      4. Manage Users
      5. Manage Processes
      6. Shut Down and Reboot the Pi
      7. Get Help
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