Get up and running with the Raspberry Pi to develop captivating projects
The Raspberry Pi is an inexpensive, single-board computer system about the size of a deck of cards. This computer can be configured to use a standard-size keyboard, monitor, and mouse.
The book begins by teaching you how to build and configure a Raspberry Pi development environment.
Next, you will get acquainted with concepts such as connecting USB peripherals for video and image capture, and high-quality audio. Using GPIO peripherals, you will drive LEDs and sense switches and connect SMBUS-controlled peripherals. Over the course of eight chapters, you will gain experience with desktop tools, the shell command line, and Python scripts.
This book includes hands-on projects that involve building a talking clock, creating a camera-based movement detection system, developing an Internet radio, building an RC-servo control program, configuring remote access to a Raspberry Pi, and building a line-following robot.
What You Will Learn
Build your own full-fledged Raspberry Pi hardware and install the Raspbian OS
Configure the Raspberry Pi development environment and get acquainted with OS configuration and tools
Build a camera-based project using PiCam and USB cameras
Build and configure a stereo audio system using VLC
Explore the Raspberry Pi GPIO to connect to the outside world
Utilize and explore extensive I2C interface support built into the Raspberry Pi to enhance your system
Configure remote access and battery power for a mobile Raspberry Pi
Build a fully functional Raspberry Pi line-following robot using PiCam
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