At around 30 dollars the Raspberry Pi is a complete computer system that allows all sorts of electronics parts and extensions to be connected. This book addresses one of the strongest aspects of the Raspberry Pi: the ability to combine hands-on electronics and programming.
After a short introduction to the Raspberry Pi you proceed to installing the required software. The SD card that can be purchased in conjunction with this book contains everything to get started with the RPi. At the side of the (optional) Windows PC, software is used which is free for downloading.
No fewer than 45 exciting and compelling projects are discussed and elaborated in detail. From a flashing lights to driving an electromotor; from processing and generating analog signals to a lux meter and a temperature control. We also move to more complex projects like a motor speed controller, a webserver with CGI, client-server applications and Xwindows programs. You can use this book as a catalog of ideas and replicate the projects for instant use in practice. The clear explanations, schematics and photos in the book of the circuits built on breadboard all guarantee time well spent.
The book is ideal for self-study. Each project has details of the way it got designed that way. The process of reading, building and programming not only provides insight into the Raspberry Pi, Python, and the electronic parts used, but also enables you to modify or extend the projects any way you like. Also, feel free to combine several projects into a larger design.
Furthermore the book can be used as a reference work. The index allows easy location of projects that can be used as examples. Even if you have managed to build al projects, the book is sure to remain in close vicinity of your Raspberry Pi for a long time.
|Author(s)||Bert van Dam|
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This book for me represent the RaspberryPi bible. I've studied it and than I consult it when I have a problem with any Linux based board, because with it's 45 projects explained in a professional and exhaustive way, it contains nearly all possibile ways to connect anything to the board! As a last note, the projects in the book beyond to being described very well, are very useful to discover simple and complex ways to work an to take advantage of this powerful platform.