Exploring Raspberry Pi

Exploring Raspberry Pi : Interfacing to the Real World with Embedded Linux

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Expand Raspberry Pi capabilities with fundamental engineering principles Exploring Raspberry Pi is the innovators guide to bringing Raspberry Pi to life. This book favors engineering principles over a 'recipe' approach to give you the skills you need to design and build your own projects. You'll understand the fundamental principles in a way that transfers to any type of electronics, electronic modules, or external peripherals, using a "learning by doing" approach that caters to both beginners and experts. The book begins with basic Linux and programming skills, and helps you stock your inventory with common parts and supplies. Next, you'll learn how to make parts work together to achieve the goals of your project, no matter what type of components you use. The companion website provides a full repository that structures all of the code and scripts, along with links to video tutorials and supplementary content that takes you deeper into your project. The Raspberry Pi's most famous feature is its adaptability. It can be used for thousands of electronic applications, and using the Linux OS expands the functionality even more.
This book helps you get the most from your Raspberry Pi, but it also gives you the fundamental engineering skills you need to incorporate any electronics into any project. * Develop the Linux and programming skills you need to build basic applications * Build your inventory of parts so you can always "make it work" * Understand interfacing, controlling, and communicating with almost any component * Explore advanced applications with video, audio, real-world interactions, and more Be free to adapt and create with Exploring Raspberry Pi.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 720 pages
  • 175 x 236 x 33mm | 1,179g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 1119188687
  • 9781119188681
  • 99,740

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"Exploring Raspberry Pi is THE book to go to if you are interested in learning about the impressive physical computing capabilities of the Raspberry Pi platform. Derek Molloy imparts the electronics, programming, and embedded Linux skills that are vital to today's innovators in building the next generation of Internet of Things applications.".
-- Eben Upton, Co-creator of the Raspberry Pi


Economical and versatile, the Raspberry Pi can be adapted for thousands of applications. Open up all its possibilities by applying engineering principles along with Linux programming techniques, and develop the skills you need to design and build an endless array of projects.

Exploring Raspberry Pi first covers the basics of the hardware platform, recommended accessories, software, embedded Linux systems, and Linux programming techniques. Then it takes you deeper into interfacing, controlling, and communicating, with detailed information about Raspberry Pi GPIOs, buses, UART devices, and USB peripherals. You will learn to configure a cross-compilation environment in order to build large-scale software applications, as well as how to combine hardware and software to enable the Raspberry Pi to interact effectively with its physical environment. Finally, you'll discover how to use the Raspberry Pi for advanced interfacing and interaction applications such as the Internet of Things (IoT); wireless communication and control; rich user interfaces; images, video, and audio; and Linux kernel programming.

Instead of recipes for a few specific projects, Exploring Raspberry Pi arms you with the skills needed to build the projects that exist in your imagination. You'll learn to: Develop essential Linux and programming skills Build Internet of Things (IoT) applications Master interfacing, controlling, and communication Design applications that interact with the physical environment Utilize the Arduino platform as a service processor Build wireless communication applications Write and install a custom Linux loadable kernel module Apply the Raspberry Pi 3 and Raspberry Pi Zero to your projects

Visit the companion website at www.exploringrpi.com
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Table of contents

Introduction xix Part I Raspberry Pi Basics 1 Chapter 1 Raspberry Pi Hardware 3 Chapter 2 Raspberry Pi Software 23 Chapter 3 Exploring Embedded Linux Systems 55 Chapter 4 Interfacing Electronics 113 Chapter 5 Programming on the Raspberry Pi 159 Part II Interfacing, Controlling, and Communicating 217 Chapter 6 Interfacing to the Raspberry Pi Input/Outputs 219 Chapter 7 Cross-Compilation and the Eclipse IDE 275 Chapter 8 Interfacing to the Raspberry Pi Buses 309 Chapter 9 Enhancing the Input/Output Interfaces on the RPi 363 Chapter 10 Interacting with the Physical Environment 405 Chapter 11 Real-Time Interfacing Using the Arduino 453 Part III Advanced Interfacing and Interaction 481 Chapter 12 The Internet of Things 483 Chapter 13 Wireless Communication and Control 535 Chapter 14 Raspberry Pi with a Rich User Interface 577 Chapter 15 Images, Video, and Audio 615 Chapter 16 Kernel Programming 647 Index 677
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"...this is a book worth having on your shelf." (I programmer, August 2016)
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"...this is a book worth having on your shelf." (I programmer, August 2016)
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About Derek Molloy

D. DEREK MOLLOY is a senior lecturer at the School of Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Computing, Dublin City University, Ireland. He is also the author of the hugely popular book on the BeagleBone platform titled Exploring BeagleBone, also published by Wiley. His popular YouTube video series has introduced millions of people to embedded Linux and digital electronics topics. He has received several awards for teaching and learning, including the 2012 Irish Learning Technology Association (ILTA) national award for Innovation in Teaching and Learning. The same year, he was also awarded the Dublin City University President's Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.
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