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Raspberry Pi The Complete Manual

Raspberry Pi The Complete Manual

8th Edition

The Raspberry Pi has reignited interest in bare-metal computing in schools. As a platform for open-source software, it has also inspired millions of people to try Linux. Have a go with this innovative gadget and practise your skills with the help of our creative projects. Featuring: Meet the Raspberry Pi family - Tour all the current models to find out which one will suit your needs best. Getting started - Take your first steps, from setting up to mastering the absolute basics. Creative projects - Test your skills by embarking on a number of fun and creative Pi projects. Suitable for Pi Zero - Get to grips with the latest device with guides to setting up and specific projects.

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3 min
raspberry pi 3

While the Raspberry Pi has enjoyed years of success, there’s always been a couple of things a lot of users wanted. A slightly more powerful CPU that could handle day-to-day computing, more USB ports and maybe wireless to make connecting to the network easier. The Raspberry Pi 3 solves these problems. As it uses the same board design as the Model B+, it has four USB ports, as opposed to the two that were on the original Raspberry Pi Model B. More importantly, it has a much more powerful processor and more RAM, making it ten times faster than the original Pi. The Pi 3 has also added built-in wireless capabilities, which makes connecting to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth a cinch. The new BCM2837 chip is the heart of the Raspberry Pi 3,…

4 min
gpio port explained

What you’ll need… Prototyping equipment RPi.GPIO https://pypi.python.org/pypi/RPi.GPIO The general-purpose input/output (GPIO) pins on your Raspberry Pi are often central to the success of the projects you’ll find in this book. Without them you have no way of interfacing with the real world, be it to trigger lights, buttons or buzzers or read sensors. GPIO pins aren’t special to the Pi; they’re actually a standard designed to help control input and output behaviour with all kinds of integrated circuits. Usually you’ll find that any one GPIO pin has no particular use pre-defined and they tend to be turned off by default. Raspberry Pi GPIO The GPIO pins on the Raspberry Pi can be controlled and triggered in many ways. You can use them from the terminal directly and through Bash scripts, or you can control them…

3 min
draw circuits with paint

Playing with electronics and physical computing is a very rewarding task. For a beginner though, the mess of wires and components can become very confusing quite quickly and things like soldering can be a safety concern when children are involved. Bare Conductive has taken the joy of electronics and made it far safer, easier and more versatile with their conductive paint. You can literally draw wires on paper with a paintbrush, use it for cold-soldering or a conductive adhesive and much, much more. There are not a great deal of boundaries to what you can do. Pair this paint with a microcontroller board and you could be creating interactive art, clothing and projects in no time. What you’ll need… Bare Conductive paint (pen or tub) Male to female jumper wires An assortment of LEDs,…

2 min
build your first web server

We’re teaching you how to code in many di_erent ways on the Raspberry Pi in this book, so it only seems _tting that we look at web development too. There’s a new way to use the web on the Raspberry Pi as well: internet giant Google has recently released Coder speci_cally for the tiny computer. It’s a Raspbian-based image that turns your Pi into a web server and web development kit. Accessible easily over a local network and with support for jQuery out of the box, it’s an easy and great way to further your web development skills. What you’ll need… Internet connectivity Web browser Google Coder googlecreativelab.github.io/coder/raspberrypi/sonicpi/teaching.html Get Google Coder 01 Head to the Google Coder website, and download the compressed version of the image. Unpack it wherever you wish, and install it using dd, like any…

2 min
print wirelessly with your pi

Wireless printing has made it possible to print to devices stored in cupboards, sheds and remote rooms. You don’t have to own a shiny new printer for this to work; old printers without native wireless support don’t have to end up in the bin, thanks to the Raspberry Pi. The setup is simple. With your Pi set up with a wireless USB dongle, you connect your printer to a spare USB port on the computer. With Samba and CUPS (Common Unix Printing System) installed on the Raspberry Pi, all that is left to do is connect to the wireless printer from your desktop computer, install the appropriate driver and start printing. CUPS gives the Raspberry Pi a browser-based admin screen that can be viewed from any device on your network, enabling complete…

8 min
xbox zero arcade

The Raspberry Pi Zero is tiny, ridiculously tiny. It’s also small enough to be hidden in a variety of household objects in order to enhance their capabilities. Whatever you can find to fit it in, you can turn into some kind of smart machine. Take old game controllers. If you’re anything like us you’ve probably got a couple of boxes full of old computer equipment you just can’t bear to throw away – an Atari Jaguar that hasn’t been touched since the 90s, a Sega Dreamcast which you’re sure you’ll plug in again one day, an old Xbox that lies languishing since you picked up something bigger and better. Turns out it actually was useful to keep them around – it’s time to bring these old systems back to life. We’re going…