The Raspberry Pi is a $35 credit-card sized computer with many applications, such as in desktop computing, audio and video playback, and as a controller in many industrial, commercial and domestic applications.
This book is about the Raspberry Pi computer and its use in control applications. The book explains in simple terms, with examples, how to configure the RPi, how to install and use the Linux operating system, how to write programs using the Python programming language and how to develop hardware based projects.
The book starts with an introduction to the Raspberry Pi computer and covers the topics of purchasing all the necessary equipment and installing/using the Linux operating system in command mode. Use of the user-friendly graphical desktop operating environment is explained using example applications. The RPi network interface is explained in simple steps and demonstrates how the computer can be accessed remotely from a desktop or a laptop computer.
The remaining parts of the book cover the Python programming language, hardware development tools, hardware interface details, and RPi based hardware projects. All the 23 projects given in the book have been tested and are working.
The following headings are given for each project:
The book is ideal for self-study, and is intended for electronic/electrical engineering students, practising engineers, research students, and hobbyists.
This is a great learning tool that could even be better if the code examples were available for download. The chapter on Python programming is worth the cost of the book alone and the projects appear to be well thought out and practical. I've only done a couple but they worked fine. A little tedious typing all the code necessary though.
The best RPI book on hardware project design...well done.