Unlock a world of hardware programming possibilities with the Raspberry Pi. This inexpensive little computer has been used to build Internet-connected dog treat dispensers, smartphone-operated coffeemakers, and even a solar-powered computer. Imagine what innovative projects you can create with the Pi—and a little training.
Join Mark Niemann-Ross, content manager for the developer segment at lynda.com, as he shows you how to buy, set up, and configure your first Raspberry Pi. He’ll show you how to accessorize your Pi, boot it up, make it play sounds, and program simple tasks. You’ll also explore basic electronics (resistors, transistors, and more) with the Pi’s GPIO pins. The final chapter explores a practical sample project—setting up a media center—which provides a small taste of what you can DIY with the Pi.
Topics include Raspberry Pi :
- Buying a Pi
- Getting the right equipment
- Using NOOBs to start up the Pi
- Choosing an operating system
- Setting up VNC
- Playing sounds with the sound I/O
- Using GPIO
- Programming the Pi
- Sample project: using the Pi as a media center