Raspberry Pi Project Handbook

Raspberry Pi Project Handbook

Raspberry Pi Project Handbook

Rui Santos and Sara Santos
Full Color
April 2018, 288 pp.

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Raspberry Pi Project Handbook 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 Raspberry Pi Project Handbook be your guide.

Author Bio 

Rui Santos runs Random Nerd Tutorials, a popular site full of step-by-step instructions for electronics projects. His work has been featured on popular websites like Instructables, Hackaday, and Dangerous Prototypes.

Sara Santos has been on the Random Nerd Tutorials team since 2015.

Table of contents 

Primer: Introduction
Getting Started
Setting Your Pi as a Desktop Computer
Getting Started with Programming

Part 1: LEDs
Chapter 1: Blinking an LED (AVAILABLE NOW)
Chapter 2: Pushbutton LED Flashlight (AVAILABLE NOW)
Chapter 3: Dimmer Switch
Chapter 4: User Interface for an RGB LED
Chapter 5: Rainbow Light Strip (AVAILABLE NOW)

Part 2: Displays
Chapter 6: An LCD Reminder
Chapter 7: Mini Weather Forecaster (AVAILABLE NOW)
Chapter 8: Pong with a SenseHAT (AVAILABLE NOW)
Chapter 9: All-in-one Weather Sensor Station

Part 3: Sensors
Chapter 10: Intruder Alarm with Email Notifications
Chapter 11: Gas and Smoke Alarm (AVAILABLE NOW)
Chapter 12: Temperature and Humidity Data Logger (AVAILABLE NOW)

Part 4: Cameras
Chapter 13: Burglar Detector and Photo Capture (AVAILABLE NOW)
Chapter 14: Home Surveillance Camera (AVAILABLE NOW)

Part 5: Web Applications
Chapter 15: Building Your First Website (AVAILABLE NOW)
Chapter 16: Connecting Your Electronics to the Web (AVAILABLE NOW)
Chapter 17: Internet of Things Control Center with Node-RED (AVAILABLE NOW)

Part 6: Playing
Chapter 18: Digital Drum Set
Chapter 19: Make a Game in Scratch: Hungry Monkey
Chapter 20: Wi-Fi Remote-Controlled Robot
Appendix A: Rasp Pi GPIOs
Appendix B: Resistor Value Color Calculator