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Chapter 4. Our First Project – A Basic Thermometer

Now that we have our Raspberry Pi to Arduino shield set up, we can start to build projects using it.

In this chapter, we are going to build our first project with the Raspberry Pi and Arduino shield – a thermometer.

You will need the following hardware items for this chapter:

  • Raspberry Pi
  • The Raspberry Pi to Arduino shield
  • A thermistor
  • The breadboard and wires we used to test the LED
  • A 10k resistor

From a software standpoint, you will also be introduced to the Geany IDE and the Linux make command. Using these tools, we will write an application that converts the resistance returned from the circuit into three types of temperature, namely Celsius, Kelvin, and Fahrenheit.

The key concepts we will be covering ...

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