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Raspberry Pi User Guide

Raspberry Pi User Guide

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By (author) Eben Upton, By (author) Gareth Halfacree

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 312 pages
  • Dimensions: 186mm x 234mm x 20mm | 580g
  • Publication date: 4 December 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1118795482
  • ISBN 13: 9781118795484
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, figures
  • Sales rank: 69,881

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The essential guide to getting started with the Raspberry Pi (R) The Raspberry Pi has been a success beyond the dream of its creators. Their goal, to encourage a new generation of computer programmers who understand how computers work, is well under way. Raspberry Pi User Guide 2e is the newest edition of the runaway bestseller written by the Pi's co-creator, Eben Upton, and tech writer Gareth Halfacree. It contains everything you need to know to get the Pi up and running, including how to: Connect a keyboard, mouse, monitor and other peripherals Install software and configure your Raspberry Pi Master basic Linux system administration Set up your Raspberry Pi as a productivity machine, multimedia centre, or web server Write programmes in Scratch and Python Use the GPIO port and add-on boards to connect your Raspberry Pi for use in electronics projects Updated to cover the release of the Camera Board, the introduction of the Pi Store, NOOBS and much more, Raspberry Pi User Guide 2 nd edition is the perfect companion for getting the most out of the computing phenomenon, the Raspberry Pi. Eben Upton is the co-creator of the Raspberry Pi board and the founder of the Raspberry Pi Foundation. Gareth Halfacree is a freelance technology journalist, open source advocate and erstwhile sysadmin.

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"...a well-thought out, well-written and well-researched book." (Raspberry Pod, March 2014)

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The essential guide to getting started with the Raspberry Pi (R) The Raspberry Pi has been a success beyond the dream of its creators. Their goal, to encourage a new generation of computer programmers who understand how computers work, is well under way. Raspberry Pi User Guide 2e is the newest edition of the runaway bestseller written by the Pi's co-creator, Eben Upton, and tech writer Gareth Halfacree. It contains everything you need to know to get the Pi up and running, including how to: Connect a keyboard, mouse, monitor and other peripheralsInstall software and configure your Raspberry PiMaster basic Linux system administrationSet up your Raspberry Pi as a productivity machine, multimedia centre, or web serverWrite programmes in Scratch and PythonUse the GPIO port and add-on boards to connect your Raspberry Pi for use in electronics projects Updated to cover the release of the Camera Board, the introduction of the Pi Store, NOOBS and much more, Raspberry Pi User Guide 2nd edition is the perfect companion for getting the most out of the computing phenomenon, the Raspberry Pi. Eben Upton is the co-creator of the Raspberry Pi board and the founder of the Raspberry Pi Foundation.Gareth Halfacree is a freelance technology journalist, open source advocate and erstwhile sysadmin.

Table of contents

Introduction 1 Programming Is Fun! 1 A Bit of History 3 So What Can You Do with the Raspberry Pi? 8 Part I: Connecting the Board CHAPTER 1 Meet the Raspberry Pi 13 A Trip Around the Board 14 Model A 16 Model B 17 A History of Model B PCB Revisions 18 Revision 1 18 Revision 2 18 A Bit of Background 18 ARM versus x86 19 Windows versus Linux 20 CHAPTER 2 Getting Started with the Raspberry Pi 21 Connecting a Display 22 Composite Video 22 HDMI Video 23 DSI Video 24 Connecting Audio 24 Connecting a Keyboard and Mouse 25 Installing NOOBS on an SD Card 27 Connecting External Storage 28 Connecting the Network 29 Wired Networking 30 Wireless Networking 31 Connecting Power 32 Installing the Operating System 33 Installing Using NOOBS 33 Installing Manually 35 CHAPTER 3 Linux System Administration 41 Linux: An Overview 42 Linux Basics 44 Introducing Raspbian 45 About Raspbian's Parent, Debian 49 Alternatives to Raspbian 49 Using External Storage Devices 50 Creating a New User Account 51 File System Layout 52 Logical Layout 53 Physical Layout 54 Installing and Uninstalling Software 55 Obtaining Software from the Pi Store 55 Obtaining Software from Elsewhere 57 Finding the Software You Want 58 Installing Software 59 Uninstalling Software 61 Upgrading Software 61 Shutting the Pi Down Safely 62 CHAPTER 4 Troubleshooting 63 Keyboard and Mouse Diagnostics 64 Power Diagnostics 65 Display Diagnostics 67 Boot Diagnostics 68 Network Diagnostics 68 The Emergency Kernel 71 CHAPTER 5 Network Configuration 73 Wired Networking 74 Wireless Networking 77 Installing Firmware 78 Connecting to a Wireless Network via wpa-gui 82 Connecting to a Wireless Network via the Terminal 85 CHAPTER 6 The Raspberry Pi Software Configuration Tool 93 Running the Tool 94 The Setup Options Screen 95 1 Expand Filesystem 95 2 Change User Password 96 3 Enable Boot to Desktop 96 4 Internationalisation Options 97 5 Enable Camera 99 6 Add to Rastrack 99 7 Overclock 100 8 Advanced Options 101 9 About raspi-config 105 CHAPTER 7 Advanced Raspberry Pi Configuration 107 Editing Configuration Files via NOOBS 108 Hardware Settings--configtxt 110 Modifying the Display 111 Boot Options 114 Overclocking the Raspberry Pi 114 Disabling L2 Cache 118 Enabling Test Mode 119 Memory Partitioning 119 Software Settings--cmdlinetxt 120 Part II: Building a Media Centre, Productivity Machine or Web Server CHAPTER 8 The Pi as a Home Theatre PC 125 Playing Music at the Console 126 Dedicated HTPC with Raspbmc 128 Streaming Internet Media 129 Streaming Local Network Media 131 Configuring Raspbmc 133 CHAPTER 9 The Pi as a Productivity Machine 135 Using Cloud-Based Apps 136 Using LibreOffice 139 Image Editing with The Gimp 141 CHAPTER 10 The Pi as a Web Server 145 Installing a LAMP Stack 146 Installing WordPress 150 Part III: Programming with the Raspberry Pi CHAPTER 11 An Introduction to Scratch 157 Introducing Scratch 158 Example 1: Hello World 159 Example 2: Animation and Sound 162 Example 3: A Simple Game 165 Robotics and Sensors 171 Sensing with the PicoBoard 171 Robotics with LEGO 171 Further Reading 172 CHAPTER 12 An Introduction to Python 173 Introducing Python 174 Example 1: Hello World 174 Example 2: Comments, Inputs, Variables and Loops 180 Example 3: Gaming with pygame 184 Example 4: Python and Networking 193 Further Reading 199 Part IV: Hardware Hacking CHAPTER 13 Learning to Hack Hardware 203 Electronic Equipment 204 Reading Resistor Colour Codes 206 Sourcing Components 208 Online Sources 208 Offline Sources 209 Hobby Specialists 209 Moving Up From the Breadboard 210 A Brief Guide to Soldering 213 CHAPTER 14 The GPIO Port 219 Identifying Your Board Revision 220 GPIO Pinout Diagrams 220 GPIO Features 222 UART Serial Bus 222 I2C Bus 223 SPI Bus 223 Using the GPIO Port in Python 223 GPIO Output: Flashing an LED 224 GPIO Input: Reading a Button 228 CHAPTER 15 The Raspberry Pi Camera Module 233 Why Use the Camera Module? 234 Installing the Camera Module 235 Enabling Camera Mode 238 Capturing Stills 239 Recording Video 242 Command-Line Time-Lapse Photography 243 CHAPTER 16 Add-on Boards 249 Ciseco Slice of Pi 250 Adafruit Prototyping Pi Plate 254 Fen Logic Gertboard 257 Part V: Appendixes APPENDIX A Python Recipes 265 Raspberry Snake (Chapter 12, Example 3) 266 IRC User List (Chapter 12, Example 4) 268 GPIO Input and Output (Chapter 14)270 APPENDIX B Camera Module Quick Reference 271 Shared Options 272 Raspistill Options 275 Raspivid Options 276 Raspiyuv Options 276 APPENDIX C HDMI Display Modes 277 Index 283