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    DescriptionPractical Raspberry Pi takes you quickly through the hardware and software basics of the Raspberry Pi. Author Brendan Horan then gets you started on a series of fun and practical projects, including a simple temperature sensor, a media center, a real-time clock, and even a security monitoring device, all of which require minimal programming experience. Along with these projects, you'll learn all about the Raspberry Pi hardware, including how it can be so powerful and still so small and inexpensive, why it's so suitable as a video player, and how you can customize it for different tasks, including running different operating systems on it, including Android and RISC OS. The Raspberry Pi is an inexpensive but relatively powerful little computer. It was designed to get kids interested in computing and programming, but it's also a great platform for hardware hackery. The projects in this book will get you deep into the hardware to show you what the Raspberry Pi can really do. What you'll learn * An overview of Raspberry Pi hardware * How to get your Pi up and running with Linux * How to use your Pi for sensing temperature and driving a simple character LCD * How to create a media player with your Raspberry Pi * How to use your Pi as a serial console server * How to set up your Pi to be a security monitoring device * Other operating systems for your Pi, including Gentoo, Android, and RISC OS Who this book is for Electronics enthusiasts who want to try out the Raspberry Pi, Linux fans who want to create useful projects with the Pi, or anyone interested in learning more about computing, electronics, and networking with this inexpensive and fun little computer. Table of ContentsIntroduction Power and power sources Electronics overview Tools you'll need Chapter 1: Raspberry Pi Hardware Inputs and Outputs Overview of the ARM11 CPU Overview of the Broadcom VideoCore IV GPU Headers and pin out schematics Notes on unusable headers Chapter 2: Software Overview and Installing Linux Why hard-float vs. soft-float is important Installing Fedora Optimizing Fedora to run from the SD Chapter 3: Using GPIO: A Simple Temperature Sensor Overview and warnings about Pi's GPIO Connecting the sensor Writing the code to read the temperature Chapter 4: Driving a Simple Character LCD Using an LCD controller and GPIO Writing to and controlling the LCD Chapter 5: Security Monitoring Device Chapter 6: Cross-compiling Applications for the Pi Why cross-compiling is a good idea Setting up a cross-compile environment on your desktop GCC tips and tricks Chapter 7: Media Center with Raspberry Pi Installing XBMC Setting up HDMI audio and video Chapter 8: Building a Real-time Clock Add an independent RTC to your Raspberry Pi Chapter 9: Embedded, IP-enabled Serial Console Server Accessing the Pi's UART and building a line-level converter Linux serial port server set-up Chapter 10: Appliance Automation Mains voltage warnings Building the hardware Writing the code to turn the appliance on and off Chapter 11: Other Operating Systems for the Pi Android RISC OS Plan9 Gentoo


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    Title
    Practical Raspberry Pi
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Brendan Horan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 191 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781430249719
    ISBN 10: 1430249714
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: COM
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S10.1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    Ingram Subject Code: TE
    B&T General Subject: 229
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 01
    DC22: 004.16, 005.13/3
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16310
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: TJFM1
    BISAC V2.8: COM046070, TEC037000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A93523032, A93503677
    BIC subject category V2: ULL
    BISAC V2.8: COM067000, COM050000
    DC23: 004.16
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: QA76.8.R15 H37 2013
    Ingram Theme: ASPT/SCITAS
    Thema V1.0: TJFM1, UKP, ULJ
    Edition
    13000
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    aPress
    Imprint name
    aPress
    Publication date
    24 April 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Berkley
    Table of contents
    Introduction Power and power sources Electronics overview Tools you'll need Chapter 1: Raspberry Pi Hardware Inputs and Outputs Overview of the ARM11 CPU Overview of the Broadcom VideoCore IV GPU Headers and pin out schematics Notes on unusable headers Chapter 2: Software Overview and Installing Linux Why hard-float vs. soft-float is important Installing Fedora Optimizing Fedora to run from the SD Chapter 3: Using GPIO: A Simple Temperature Sensor Overview and warnings about Pi's GPIO Connecting the sensor Writing the code to read the temperature Chapter 4: Driving a Simple Character LCD Using an LCD controller and GPIO Writing to and controlling the LCD Chapter 5: Security Monitoring Device Chapter 6: Cross-compiling Applications for the Pi Why cross-compiling is a good idea Setting up a cross-compile environment on your desktop GCC tips and tricks Chapter 7: Media Center with Raspberry Pi Installing XBMC Setting up HDMI audio and video Chapter 8: Building a Real-time Clock Add an independent RTC to your Raspberry Pi Chapter 9: Embedded, IP-enabled Serial Console Server Accessing the Pi's UART and building a line-level converter Linux serial port server set-up Chapter 10: Appliance Automation Mains voltage warnings Building the hardware Writing the code to turn the appliance on and off Chapter 11: Other Operating Systems for the Pi Android RISC OS Plan9 Gentoo