Expanding Your Raspberry Pi

Expanding Your Raspberry Pi : Storage, printing, peripherals, and network connections for your Raspberry Pi

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Gain a deeper understanding of how Raspberry Pi works to get the results you want right in the palm of your hand. This book helps you understand the right connections and software to drive your Raspberry Pi into opening the worlds of programming, electronic experiments, system control, digital imaging, and the Internet of Things to you.
You'll discover how to expand your Pi's storage for bigger programs, use its onboard connections to interface with cameras and control devices, printers and scanners. You'll also see how to share information with Windows and Apple computers and mobile devices, and use it away from AC power. You'll be able to turn any HDTV into a media player; stream and share files from desktop and mobile devices; use your Pi for image capture via camera or scanner; and more!

Expanding Your Raspberry Pi is your guide to doing almost anything a bigger computer can do - if you're ready for the challenge.


What You'll Learn



Connect, use, and manage mass storage devices for greater versatility

Link with desktop, laptop, and mobile devices using the Pi's built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth features

Share resources from your Pi with desktop and mobile devices

Capture video and still photos with your Pi



Who This Book Is ForNetwork administrators: Connect Raspberry Pi devices to other devices on a wired or wireless network for media streaming, file serving, or print serving

Teachers: Use Raspberry Pi to teach students how to connect different types of computers and operating systems with each other.

IT workers: Use Raspberry Pi with your existing printers, scanners, webcams, and home network
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Product details

  • Paperback | 204 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 11.94mm | 349g
  • Berkley, United States
  • English
  • 1st ed.
  • 163 Illustrations, color; 1 Illustrations, black and white; XV, 204 p. 164 illus., 163 illus. in color.
  • 1484229215
  • 9781484229217
  • 2,729,254

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Gain a deeper understanding of how Raspberry Pi works to get the results you want right in the palm of your hand. This book helps you understand the right connections and software to drive your Raspberry Pi into opening the worlds of programming, electronic experiments, system control, digital imaging, and the Internet of Things to you.
You'll discover how to expand your Pi's storage for bigger programs, use its onboard connections to interface with cameras and control devices, printers and scanners. You'll also see how to share information with Windows and Apple computers and mobile devices, and use it away from AC power. You'll be able to turn any HDTV into a media player; stream and share files from desktop and mobile devices; use your Pi for image capture via camera or scanner; and more! Expanding Your Raspberry Pi is your guide to doing almost anything a bigger computer can do - if you're ready for the challenge.
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Table of contents

Chapter 1 title: Raspberry Pi System Anatomy

* Chapter Goal: Choosing the best Pi for your appetite

* Model overview

* CPU and RAM

* Ports

* Board-level connectors

* Integrated network features



Chapter 2 title: The Distro Bunch

Chapter Goal: Choosing the right OS for your expansion purpose

* Raspbian

* Other Linux distros

* Windows 10 IoT Core

* Choosing the best distro for the task

* Creating your media

Chapter 3 title: Adding Mass Storage

Chapter Goal: Connect, use, and manage flash memory cards, USB flash drives, and hard drives

* Hardware used in this chapter

* Adding and using an external hard drive

* Partitioning a flash memory card

* USB flash drive issues and solutions

* Installing apps to external storage

* Troubleshooting



Chapter 4 title: Connecting to a Workgroup Network

Chapter Goal: How to connect to a SOHO network so that information can be shared between other network clients and the Raspberry Pi

* Hardware used in this chapter

* Distro and Raspberry Pi configuration

* Windows configuration

* OS X configuration

* Android

* iOS

* File transfers

* Printing to a network printer

* Scanning with a network scanner

* Troubleshooting



Chapter 5 title: Sharing an Internet connection

Chapter Goal: Sharing the Raspberry Pi's Internet connection with mobile devices

* Hardware used in this chapter

* Configuring the Pi for sharing

* Connecting to the Pi with Android

* Connecting to the Pi with iOS

* Troubleshooting



Chapter 6 title: Setting up a print and scan server

Chapter Goal: How to use a Raspberry Pi as a print server

* Hardware used in this chapter

* Connecting via USB

* Configuring CUPS

* Configuring SANE (scanner) and SNAC (scanner for OS X)

* Setting up users

* Troubleshooting



Chapter 7 title: Imaging and Video

Chapter Goal: How to capture still images and video that can be used with other devices

* Hardware used in this chapter

* Raspberry Pi camera

* Webcam

* Time lapse and motion triggers

* Image scanners

* Troubleshooting



Chapter 8 title: Media Serving

Chapter Goal: Using your Raspberry Pi for media serving across a network

* Hardware used in this chapter

* Selecting a distro

* Storage requirements

* Configuration

* Troubleshooting



Chapter 9 title: GPIO Anatomy and Applications

Chapter Goal: Understanding the Raspberry PI's GPIO Interface and its uses

* Hardware used in this chapter

* Pinouts

* Typical applications

* Using a Gertboard

* Troubleshooting



Chapter 10 title: Taking Your Raspberry Pi on the Road

Chapter Goal: Running Your Raspberry Pi on Battery Power

* Choosing a power source

* Configuring the Raspberry Pi for minimal power consumption

* Choosing low-power peripherals

* Low-power warnings

* Troubleshooting
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Review Text

"It covers a range of topics integral to configuring the Raspberry Pi, from installing an operating system to accessing a home network, mass storage, networked printers, and shared internet connections. ... Each chapter gives a range of options for tackling a challenge using different software solutions and operating systems. The instructions are clearly written and easy to follow ... . Summing Up: Recommended. All readers." (J. M. Smith, Choice, Vol. 55 (10), June, 2018)
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"It covers a range of topics integral to configuring the Raspberry Pi, from installing an operating system to accessing a home network, mass storage, networked printers, and shared internet connections. ... Each chapter gives a range of options for tackling a challenge using different software solutions and operating systems. The instructions are clearly written and easy to follow ... . Summing Up: Recommended. All readers." (J. M. Smith, Choice, Vol. 55 (10), June, 2018)
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About Mark Edward Soper

Mark Edward Soper is an internationally-published expert on technical topics ranging from CompTIA A+ Certification to Microsoft Windows and an instructor who has taught thousands of students in industry seminars and employee training about computer and device troubleshooting and repair, digital imaging, Microsoft Windows, and networking. Mark has seen the industry change from an emphasis on understanding hardware and what makes it work to the computer as appliance. He's excited to see that devices such as the Raspberry Pi are not only useful for teaching how computers work but can also be put to work in home and business environments.
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