Twenty projects using the Raspberry Pi, a tiny and affordable computer, for beginners looking to make cool things right away. Projects are explained with full-color visuals and simple step-by-step instructions. 20 Easy Raspberry Pi Projects is a beginner-friendly collection of electronics projects, perfectly suited for kids, parents, educators, and hobbyists looking to level up their hardware skills. After a crash course to get you set up with your Raspberry Pi, you’ll learn how to build interactive projects like a digital drum set; a WiFi controlled robot; a Pong game; an intruder alarm that sends email notifications; a gas leak detector; a weather forecaster; and IoT gadgets that control electronics around the house. Along the way, you’ll work with core components like LCD screens, cameras, sensors, and even learn how to set up your own server. Each project provides step-by-step instructions, full-color photos and circuit diagrams, and the complete code to bring your build to life. If you’re ready to hit the ground running and make something interesting, let 20 Easy Raspberry Pi Projects be your guide.
Join the Raspberry revolution with these fun and easy Pi projects The Raspberry Pi has opened up a whole new world of innovation for everyone from hardware hackers and programmers to students, hobbyists, engineers, and beyond. Featuring a variety of hands-on projects, this easy-to-understand guide walks you through every step of the design process and will have you creating like a Raspberry Pi pro in no time. You’ll learn how to prepare your workspace, assemble the necessary tools, work with test equipment, and find your way around the Raspberry Pi before moving on to a series of fun, lively projects that brings some power to your plain ol’ Pi. Introduces Raspberry Pi basics and gives you a solid understanding of all the essentials you’ll need to take on your first project Includes an array of fun and useful projects that show you how to do everything from creating a magic light wand to enhancing your designs with Lego sensors, installing and writing games for the RISC OS, building a transistor tester, and more Provides an easy, hands-on approach to learning more about electronics, programming, and interaction design for Makers and innovators of all ages Bring the power of Pi to your next cool creation with Raspberry Pi Projects For Dummies!
Build and Code Your Own Moving, Sensing, Thinking Robots
Author: Matt Timmons-Brown
Publisher: No Starch Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
In Learn Robotics with Raspberry Pi, you'll learn how to build and code your own robot projects with just the Raspberry Pi microcomputer and a few easy-to-get components - no prior experience necessary! Learn Robotics with Raspberry Pi will take you from inexperienced maker to robot builder. You'll start off building a two-wheeled robot powered by a Raspberry Pi minicomputer and then program it using Python, the world's most popular programming language. Gradually, you'll improve your robot by adding increasingly advanced functionality until it can follow lines, avoid obstacles, and even recognize objects of a certain size and color using computer vision. Learn how to: - Control your robot remotely using only a Wii remote - Teach your robot to use sensors to avoid obstacles - Program your robot to follow a line autonomously - Customize your robot with LEDs and speakers to make it light up and play sounds - See what your robot sees with a Pi Camera As you work through the book, you'll learn fundamental electronics skills like how to wire up parts, use resistors and regulators, and determine how much power your robot needs. By the end, you'll have learned the basics of coding in Python and know enough about working with hardware like LEDs, motors, and sensors to expand your creations beyond simple robots.
Learn to build software and hardware projects featuring the Raspberry Pi! Congratulations on becoming a proud owner of a Raspberry Pi! Following primers on getting your Pi up and running and programming with Python, the authors walk you through 16 fun projects of increasing sophistication that let you develop your Raspberry Pi skills. Among other things you will: Write simple programs, including a tic-tac-toe game Re-create vintage games similar to Pong and Pac-Man Construct a networked alarm system with door sensors and webcams Build Pi-controlled gadgets including a slot car racetrack and a door lock Create a reaction timer and an electronic harmonograph Construct a Facebook-enabled Etch A Sketch-type gadget and a Twittering toy Raspberry Pi Projects is an excellent way to dig deeper into the capabilities of the Pi and to have great fun while doing it.
Turn your Raspberry Pi into a secret agent toolbox with this set of exciting projects About This Book Turn your Raspberry Pi into a multi-purpose secret agent gadget for audio and video surveillance, Wi-Fi exploration, or playing pranks on your friends Detect an intruder on camera or with sensors and set off an alarm or receive messages to your phone Find out what the other computers on your network are up to and make yourself anonymous on the Internet This book has been updated for new additions to your toolkit featuring the tiny, recently released Raspberry Pi Zero board Who This Book Is For This book is for those who are new to the Raspberry Pi Zero ,Raspberry Pi 2 or Raspberry Pi 3 and have some experience with the original Raspberry Pi models, and even for those budding secret agents who would like to use Pi Zero as a secret agent toolbox. No programming experience is assumed. Suitable for the novice and expert alike, each topic provides a fast and easy way to get started with exciting applications, with practical examples in every chapter. What You Will Learn Install and configure the Raspbian Jessie operating system for maximum mischief Detect an intruder with motion detection or a laser trip wire and set off an alarm Listen in to conversations from a distance over Bluetooth Distort your voice in weird and wonderful ways Track the Pi's whereabouts using GPS Connect your Pi to the mobile Internet using a 3G dongle and make yourself anonymous on the net Display secret messages and codes to fellow agents on a LED display In Detail This book is for all mischievous Raspberry Pi owners who'd like to see their computer transform into a neat spy gadget to be used in a series of practical pranks and projects. No previous skills are required to follow along, and if you're completely new to Linux, you'll pick up much of the basics for free. We'll help you set up your Raspberry Pi Zero , Raspberry Pi 2 and Raspberry Pi 3 and guide you through a number of pranks and secret agent techniques that are so inconspicuous yet high on mischief. You'll learn how to configure your operating system for maximum mischief and start exploring audio, video, or Wi-Fi techniques. We'll show you how to record, listen, or talk to people from a distance and how to set up your own phone network. Then, you'll plug in your webcam and set up a motion detector with an alarm and find out what the other computers on your Wi-Fi network are up to. Once you've mastered the techniques, we'll combine them with a battery pack and GPS for the ultimate off-road spy kit. Style and Approach This easy-to-follow guide is for budding secret agents who want to create tools for mischief, stealth, and reconnaissance. It's full of fun, practical examples and easy-to-follow recipes, guaranteeing maximum mischief for all skill levels.
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. This fun project book engages kids with coding and making This easy-to-follow guide offers a fun, hands-on introduction to coding for kids and anyone looking for a whimsical, light-hearted approach to making. The book contains 20 cool projects that use Raspberry Pi, micro:bit, and kid-friendly Circuit Playground Express along with a few inexpensive, easy-to-find parts like LEDs and tin foil. Save the World with Code: 20 Fun Projects Using Raspberry Pi, micro:bit, and Circuit Playground Express for Kids features projects ranging from easy to advanced. You will get a fun blend of environmentally friendly projects, like a thermometer to monitor home temperature and a moisture sensor for keeping your plants watered, with more wacky projects, like a light up sword, cookie theft detector, and a touch sensor to check if someone is a zombie! •Teaches kids coding basics using Raspberry Pi, micro:bit, and Circuit Playground Express•Each project includes a parts list, illustrations, and easy-to-follow assembly instructions•Written by a maker and educator whose goal is to make coding fun for everyone
"Raspberry Pi Programming Guide" is a text that gives the reader a bit of insight into this form of technology. It is European based and is just making a debut in North America so many are curious about it and what exactly this technology can do. The aim that the author has with this text is to highlight the main functions of Raspberry Pi and how it can be beneficial to the consumer in the long run. The text is extremely informative and to the point and it is simple to read. The great thing about the book is that anyone, even someone who does not know much about this form of technology can understand the process. It is a great text to have in any household that has a keen interest in technology.
Hone your understanding of science and engineering concepts with the versatile Arduino microcontroller and powerful Raspberry Pi mini-computer. The simple, straightforward, fun projects in this book use the Arduino and Raspberry Pi to build systems that explore key scientific concepts and develop engineering skills. Areas explored include force/acceleration, heat transfer, light, and astronomy. You'll work with advanced tools, such as data logging, advanced design, manufacturing, and assembly techniques that will take you beyond practical application of the projects you'll be creating. Technology is ever evolving and changing. This book goes beyond simple how-tos to teach you the concepts behind these projects and sciences. You'll gain the skills to observe and adapt to changes in technology as you work through fun and easy projects that explore fundamental concepts of engineering and science. What You'll Learn Measure the acceleration of a car you're riding in Simulate zero gravity Calculate the heat transfer in and out of your house Photography the moon and planets Who This Book Is ForHobbyists, students, and instructors interested in practical applications and methods to measure and learn about the physical world using inexpensive Maker technologies.
Learn to Program on the World's Most Popular Tiny Computer
Author: Wolfram Donat
Learn how to program your nifty new $35 computer to make a web spider, a weather station, a media server, and more. This book explores how to make a variety of fun and even useful projects, from a web bot to search and download files to a toy to drive your pets insane. Even if you're completely new to programming in general, you'll see how easy it is to create a home security system, an underwater photography system, an RC plane with a camera, and even a near-space weather balloon with a camera. You'll learn how to use Pi with Arduino as well as Pi with Gertboard, an expansion board with an onboard ATmega microcontroller. Learn Raspberry Pi Programming with Python has been fully updated in this new edition to cover the features of the new boards. You'll learn how to program in Python on your Raspberry Pi with hands-on examples and fun projects. What You'll Learn Set up your new Raspberry Pi Build unique projects across a range of interests Program basic functions and processes using Python Who This Book Is For Readers who want to learn Python on a fun platform like the Pi and pick up some electronics skills along the way. No programming or Linux skill required, but a little experience with Linux will be helpful. Readers familiar with the 1st edition will enjoy the updated information in this new edition.
Raspberry Pi Home Automation with Arduino is an easy-to-follow yet comprehensive guide for automating your home using the revolutionary ARM GNU/Linux board.Even if you have no prior experience with the Raspberry Pi or home automation you can pick up this book and develop these amazing projects. Full of detailed step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and images this essential guide allows you to revolutionize the way you interact with your home. If you don't know where to start, then this is the perfect book for you.