Exploring Raspberry Pi

Author: Derek Molloy
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119188687
Size: 49.52 MB
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Expand Raspberry Pi capabilities with fundamental engineering principles Exploring Raspberry Pi is the innovators guide to bringing Raspberry Pi to life. This book favors engineering principles over a 'recipe' approach to give you the skills you need to design and build your own projects. You'll understand the fundamental principles in a way that transfers to any type of electronics, electronic modules, or external peripherals, using a "learning by doing" approach that caters to both beginners and experts. The book begins with basic Linux and programming skills, and helps you stock your inventory with common parts and supplies. Next, you'll learn how to make parts work together to achieve the goals of your project, no matter what type of components you use. The companion website provides a full repository that structures all of the code and scripts, along with links to video tutorials and supplementary content that takes you deeper into your project. The Raspberry Pi's most famous feature is its adaptability. It can be used for thousands of electronic applications, and using the Linux OS expands the functionality even more. This book helps you get the most from your Raspberry Pi, but it also gives you the fundamental engineering skills you need to incorporate any electronics into any project. Develop the Linux and programming skills you need to build basic applications Build your inventory of parts so you can always "make it work" Understand interfacing, controlling, and communicating with almost any component Explore advanced applications with video, audio, real-world interactions, and more Be free to adapt and create with Exploring Raspberry Pi.

Beaglebone Creative Projects For Hobbyists

Author: Charles Hamilton
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1788399269
Size: 13.10 MB
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Learn to build amazing robotic projects using the powerful BeagleBone Black. About This Book Push your creativity to the limit through complex, diverse, and fascinating projects Develop applications with the BeagleBone Black and open source Linux software Sharpen your expertise in making sophisticated electronic devices Who This Book Is For This Learning Path is aimed at hobbyists who want to do creative projects that make their life easier and also push the boundaries of what can be done with the BeagleBone Black. This Learning Path's projects are for the aspiring maker, casual programmer, and budding engineer or tinkerer. You'll need some programming knowledge, and experience of working with mechanical systems to get the complete experience from this Learning Path. What You Will Learn Set up and run the BeagleBone Black for the first time Get to know the basics of microcomputing and Linux using the command line and easy kernel mods Develop a simple web interface with a LAMP platform Prepare complex web interfaces in JavaScript and get to know how to stream video data from a webcam Find out how to use a GPS to determine where your sailboat is, and then get the bearing and distance to a new waypoint Use a wind sensor to sail your boat effectively both with and against the wind Build an underwater ROV to explore the underwater world See how to build an autonomous Quadcopter In Detail BeagleBone is a microboard PC that runs Linux. It can connect to the Internet and run OSes such as Android and Ubuntu. You can transform this tiny device into a brain for an embedded application or an endless variety of electronic inventions and prototypes. This Learning Path starts off by teaching you how to program the BeagleBone. You will create introductory projects to get yourselves acquainted with all the nitty gritty. Then we'll focus on a series of projects that are aimed at hobbyists like you and encompass the areas of home automation and robotics. With each project, we'll teach you how to connect several sensors and an actuator to the BeagleBone Black. We'll also create robots for land, sea, and water. Yes, really! The books used in this Learning Path are: BeagleBone Black Cookbook BeagleBone Home Automation Blueprints Mastering BeagleBone Robotics Style and approach This practical guide transforms complex and confusing pieces of technology to become accessible with easy- to-succeed instructions. Through clear, concise examples, you will quickly get to grips with the core concepts needed to develop home automation applications with the BeagleBone Black.