An updated guide to programming your own Raspberry Pi projects Learn to create inventive programs and fun games on your powerful Raspberry Pi—with no programming experience required. This practical TAB book has been revised to fully cover the new Raspberry Pi 2, including upgrades to the Raspbian operating system. Discover how to configure hardware and software, write Python scripts, create user-friendly GUIs, and control external electronics. DIY projects include a hangman game, RGB LED controller, digital clock, and RasPiRobot complete with an ultrasonic rangefinder. Set up your Raspberry Pi and explore its features Navigate files, folders, and menus Write Python programs using the IDLE editor Use strings, lists, functions, and dictionaries Work with modules, classes, and methods Create user-friendly games using Pygame Build intuitive user interfaces with Tkinter Attach external electronics through the GPIO port Add powerful Web features to your projects
Learn to design and implement reliable Python applications on the Raspberry Pi using a range of external libraries, the Raspberry Pis GPIO port, and the camera module About This Book Learn the fundamentals of Python scripting and application programming Design user-friendly command-line and graphical user interfaces A step-by-step guide to learning Python programming with the Pi Who This Book Is For This book is designed for those who are unfamiliar with the art of Python development and want to get to know their way round the language and the many additional libraries that allow you to get a full application up and running in no time. What You Will Learn Fundamentals of Python applications Designing applications for multi-threading Interacting with electronics and physical devices Debugging applications when they go wrong Packaging and installing Python modules User interface design using Qt Building easy to use command-line interfaces Connecting applications to the Internet In Detail The Raspberry Pi is one of the smallest and most affordable single board computers that has taken over the world of hobby electronics and programming, and the Python programming language makes this the perfect platform to start coding with. The book will start with a brief introduction to Raspberry Pi and Python. We will direct you to the official documentation that helps you set up your Raspberry Pi with the necessary equipment such as the monitor, keyboard, mouse, power supply, and so on. It will then dive right into the basics of Python programming. Later, it will focus on other Python tasks, for instance, interfacing with hardware, GUI programming, and more. Once you get well versed with the basic programming, the book will then teach you to develop Python/Raspberry Pi applications. By the end of this book, you will be able to develop Raspberry Pi applications with Python and will have good understanding of Python programming for Raspberry Pi. Style and approach An easy-to-follow introduction to Python scripting and application development through clear conceptual explanations backed up by real-world examples on the Raspberry Pi.
A fully updated guide to quickly and easily programming Arduino Thoroughly revised for the new Arduino Uno R3, this bestselling guide explains how to write well-crafted sketches using Arduino’s modified C language. You will learn how to configure hardware and software, develop your own sketches, work with built-in and custom Arduino libraries, and explore the Internet of Things—all with no prior programming experience required! Electronics guru Simon Monk gets you up to speed quickly, teaching all concepts and syntax through simple language and clear instruction designed for absolute beginners. Programming Arduino: Getting Started with Sketches, Second Edition, features dozens of easy-to-follow examples and high-quality illustrations. All of the sample sketches featured in the book can be used as-is or modified to suit your needs. An all-new chapter teaches programming Arduino for Internet of Things projects Screenshots, diagrams, and source code illustrate each technique All sample programs in the book are available for download
"The world of Raspberry Pi is evolving quickly, with many new interface boards and software libraries becoming available all the time. In this cookbook, prolific hacker and author Simon Monk provides more than 200 practical recipes for running this tiny low-cost computer with Linux, programming it with Python, and hooking up sensors, motors and other hardware--including Arduino. You'll also learn basic principles to help you use new technologies with Raspberry Pi as its ecosystem develops. Python and other code examples from the book are available on GitHub. This cookbook is ideal for programmers and hobbyists familiar with the Pi through resources such as Getting Started with Raspberry Pi (O'Reilly)."--
Release on 2017-04-28 | by Sai Yamanoor,Srihari Yamanoor
Author: Sai Yamanoor,Srihari Yamanoor
Pubpsher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Become a master of Python programming using the small yet powerful Raspberry Pi Zero About This Book This is the first book on the market that teaches Python programming with Raspberry Pi Zero Develop exciting applications such as a mobile robot and home automation controller using Python This step-by-step guide helps you make the most out of Raspberry Pi Zero using Python programming Who This Book Is For This book is aimed at hobbyists and programmers who want to learn Python programming and develop applications using the Pi Zero. They should have basic familiarity with electronics. What You Will Learn Configure Raspberry Pi using Python Control loops to blink an LED using simple arithmetic operations Understand how interface sensors, actuators, and LED displays work Get to grips with every aspect of Python programming using practical examples Explore machine vision, data visualization, and scientific computations Build a mobile robot using the Raspberry Pi as the controller Build a voice-activated home automation controller In Detail Raspberry Pi Zero is a super-small and super-affordable product from Raspberry Pi that is packed with a plethora of features and has grabbed the notice of programmers, especially those who use Python. This step-by-step guide will get you developing practical applications in Python using a Raspberry Pi Zero. It will become a valuable resource as you learn the essential details of interfacing sensors and actuators to a Raspberry Pi, as well as acquiring and displaying data. You will get started by writing a Python program that blinks an LED at 1-second intervals. Then you will learn to write simple logic to execute tasks based upon sensor data (for example, to control a motor) and retrieve data from the web (such as to check e-mails to provide a visual alert). Finally, you will learn to build a home automation system with Python where different appliances are controlled using the Raspberry Pi. The examples discussed in each chapter of this book culminate in a project that help improve the quality of people's lives. Style and approach This will be a learning, step-by-step guide to teach Python programming using the famous Raspberry Pi Zero. The book is packed with practical examples at every step along with tips and tricks for the Raspberry Pi fans
Over 60 recipes that harness the power of the Raspberry Pi together with Python programming and create enthralling and captivating projects About This Book Install your first operating system, share files over the network, and run programs remotely Construct robots and interface with your own circuits and purpose built add-ons, as well as adapt off-the-shelf household devices using this pragmatic guide Packed with clear, step-by-step recipes to walk you through the capabilities of Raspberry Pi Who This Book Is For Readers are expected to be familiar with programming concepts and Python (where possible Python 3 is used), although beginners should manage with the help of a good Python reference book and background reading. No prior knowledge of the Raspberry Pi or electronics is required; however, for the hardware sections you will need some basic electronic components/household tools to build some of the projects. What You Will Learn Get the Raspberry Pi set up and running for the first time Remotely connect to the Raspberry Pi and use your PC/laptop instead of a separate screen/keyboard Get to grips with text, files and creating quick menus using Python Develop desktop applications; handle images and process files with ease Make use of graphics and user control to develop your own exciting games Use the Raspberry Pi's powerful GPU to create 3D worlds Take control of the real world and interface with physical hardware, combining hardware and software for your own needs Measure and control processes, respond to real events and monitor through the Internet Learn about the Raspberry Pi hardware inputs/outputs, starting with the basics and beyond Expand the capabilities of the Raspberry Pi with hardware expansion / add-on modules (use analogue inputs, drive servos and motors, and use SPI/I2C) Create your own Pi-Rover or Pi-Hexpod driven by the Raspberry Pi Make use of existing hardware by modifying and interfacing with it using the Raspberry Pi In Detail Raspberry Pi cookbook for Python Programmers is a practical guide for getting the most out of this little computer. This book begins by guiding you through setting up the Raspberry Pi, performing tasks using Python 3 and introduces the first steps to interface with electronics. As you work through each chapter you will build up your skills and knowledge and apply them as you progress throughout the book, delving further and further into the unique abilities and features of the Raspberry Pi. Later, you will learn how to automate tasks by accessing files, build applications using the popular Tkinter library and create games by controlling graphics on screen. You will harness the power of the built-in graphics processor by using Pi3D to generate your own high quality 3D graphics and environments. Connect directly to the Raspberry Pi's hardware pins to control electronics from switching on LEDs and responding to push buttons right through to driving motors and servos. Learn how to monitor sensors to gather real life data and to use it to control other devices, and view the results over the Internet. Apply what you have learnt by creating your own Pi-Rover or Pi-Hexipod robots. Finally, we will explore using many of the purpose built add-ons available for the Raspberry Pi, as well as interfacing with common household devices in new ways. Style and approach Written in a cookbook style, the book contains a series of recipes on various topics, ranging from simple to complex. It is an easy-to-follow and step-by-step guide with examples of various feature integration suitable for any search application.
Physical Computing with Circuits, Sensors, Outputs, and Projects
Author: Stewart Watkiss
Make a variety of cool projects using the Pi with programming languages like Scratch and Python, with no experience necessary. You'll learn how the Pi works, how to work with Raspbian Linux on the Pi, and how to design and create electronic circuits. Raspberry Pi is everywhere, it’s inexpensive, and it's a wonderful tool for teaching about electronics and programming. This book shows you how to create projects like an arcade game, disco lights, and infrared transmitter, and an LCD display. You'll also learn how to control Minecraft's Steve with a joystick and how to build a Minecraft house with a Pi, and even how to control a LEGO train with a Pi. You'll even learn how to create your own robot, including how to solder and even design a printed circuit board! Learning electronics can be tremendous fun — your first flashing LED circuit is a reason to celebrate! But where do you go from there, and how can you move into more challenging projects without spending a lot of money on proprietary kits? Learn Electronics with Raspberry Pi shows you how to and a lot more. What You'll Learn Design and build electronic circuits Make fun projects like an arcade game, a robot, and a Minecraft controller Program the Pi with Scratch and Python Who This Book Is For Makers, students, and teachers who want to learn about electronics and programming with the fun and low-cost Raspberry Pi.
This hands-on guide will teach you all you need to know to bring your electronic inventions to life! This fully updated guide shows, step-by-step, how to disassemble, tweak, and re-purpose everyday devices for use in your own electronics creations. Written in the clear, easy-to-follow style that Dr. Simon Monk is famous for, this expanded edition includes coverage of both Arduino AND Raspberry Pi. Hacking Electronics: Learning Electronics with Arduino and Raspberry Pi, Second Edition, demonstrates each technique through fun DIY projects. Packed with full-color illustrations, photos, and diagrams, the book gets you up and running on your own projects right away. You will discover how to hack sensors, accelerometers, remote controllers, ultrasonic rangefinders, motors, stereo equipment, FM transmitters, and more. • Contains start-to-finish hacks for both Arduino AND Raspberry Pi! • Features new coverage of ready-made modules available online • Offers tips on working with Simon’s hacking electronics kit