Raspberry Pi Projects -E-book


E-Book description:

WHEN WE’RE YOUNG, making things is second nature – painting a picture, inventing a game, telling a story, building a rocket from a washing-up liquid bottle that we’re convinced will fly all the way to the moon. Childhood is all about adventure, discovery – the quest for something new. Although these joys don’t fade with age, it can become harder to find space and time for play and discovery as “real life” takes over. But yet, some of the greatest inventions and discoveries of history were the result of curious people not being afraid to “have a go”, often tinkering away in their own homes or garden sheds rather than high-tech well-funded engineering companies. What’s this got to do with a book on things to do with a Raspberry Pi? Well, after reading and having a go at some of the projects in this book you might discover the pleasure of making something with a computer can bring. Computing offers a fantastic world of new and untapped opportunities for adventure and creativity. It touches so many areas of our lives (game consoles, set top boxes and smartphones are all computers) that you can combine it with almost any other passion or hobby. You’ll see why a sprinkling of computing is beneficial for everyone, and that a moment of personal creativity on the kitchen table can have a much bigger impact. You’ll also discover the story behind a particular credit-card sized computer.

E-Book Author:

Dr. Andrew Robinson
Mike Cook
Jonathan Evans
Sean McManus

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E-Book Table of Contents:

Introduction……..1
A History of Making…. 1
Consumer Computing…. 2
Why Everyone Should Learn About Computing…. 2
Enter the Raspberry Pi…. 3
About This Book…. 4
How to Use This Book…. 4
The Future….. 6
Part I: Getting Started with the Raspberry Pi
CHAPTER 1
Getting Your Raspberry Pi Up and Running……9
The Operating System….10
Connecting Your Raspberry Pi….16
The Boot Process….25
Starting the Graphical Desktop….26
Starting a Terminal under X ….26
Troubleshooting….26
Let the Fun Begin!….28
CHAPTER 2
Introductory Software Project: The Insult Generator….. 29
Running Your First Python Program….30
Saving Your Program….33
Generating an Insult…..36
Insult Your Friends by Name!….39
Create a Stream of Insults!….41
Putting It All Together…..45
Part II: Software Projects
CHAPTER 3
Tic-Tac-Toe……49
Errors….50
Making a Start…..51
A Two-Player Game…..55
Getting the Computer to Play….59
Over to You…. .70
CHAPTER 4
Here’s the News….71
Early Teleprompters…..72
The Pi Prompter…..73
What You Need to Do….73
A Step Closer to a Usable Program….78
Your Final Pi Prompter Code….84
The Physical Setup for Your Prompter…..89
Over to You….92
CHAPTER 5
Ping……93
Early Commercial Products….94
The Ping Game…..94
Improving the Ping Game…..99
A Single-Player Game…..104
A Two-Player Game….111
Over to You….118
CHAPTER 6
Pie Man….121
The Pie Man Game…..122
Gather Your Resources….123
Setting the Stage…..127
The Game Action….133
Drawing the Screen…..141
The Final Function…..144
Over to You….150
CHAPTER 7
Minecraft Maze Maker….151
Installing Minecraft….152
Starting Minecraft……153
Playing Minecraft….154
Preparing for Python…. .156
Using the Minecraft Module….156
Over to You….174
Part III: Hardware Projects
CHAPTER 8
Colour Snap….177
Implementing the Game…. .178
The Software for Testing the Game….193
The Software for the Game ….196
Over to You….202
CHAPTER 9
Test Your Reactions…..203
Welcome to the Embedded World!…..204
Obtaining Components ….205
Setting up PiFace Digital….206
Connecting PiFace Digital….210
Using the Emulator…..210
Interfacing with Python ….211
The Reaction Timer…..214
What Will You Interface?….226
CHAPTER 10
The Twittering Toy….227
Hacking the Toy…. .228
Making It Talk….232
Making It Move….235
Connecting to Twitter….239
Putting It All Together….245
Wrapping Up…..248
CHAPTER 11
Disco Lights….251
Defining Your Sequence ….252
Getting the Code to Do More…..254
A Small Detour into Theory ….256
Designing the Sequencer…..257
Implementing the Sequencer…..258
The Lights….265
Using Longer Strip Lights….268
Making the Lights Move…..269
Designing the Circuit…. .270
Building the Circuit…..273
Running the Circuit….273
Over to You….274
CHAPTER 12
Door Lock……275
The System Overview…..276
Safety-Critical Systems….276
The Door Lock Hardware…..277
The Initial High-Level Software Simulation….278
The Output Block….281
The Input Block….283
The Authentication Block…..284
Unlocking Doors Without Touching…..286
Testing the Program and Fitting the Lock….292
Networking Multiple Doors….293
Over to You….294
The Art of Programming…. .295
CHAPTER 13
Home Automation….297
The Internet Of Things….298
Project 1: How to Create a Motion Sensor and Door Switch….298
Project 2: How to Monitor Your Home with a Webcam….305
Project 3: How to Make a Temperature Gauge….312
Project 4: How to Send an E-mail Alert….317
Project 5: How to Send an E-mail Using a Wireless Remote….324
Over to You….331
CHAPTER 14
Computer-Controlled Slot Car Racing….333
Obtaining a Slot Car Racer….334
Hacking Your Slot Car Racer….334
Getting the Player Input…. .336
The Software…. .346
The Game….348
Over to You….354
CHAPTER 15
Facebook-Enabled Roto-Sketch….355
The Concept….356
Rotary Encoder Types….356
The Encoder Output….357
Posting to Facebook….366
The Final Roto-Sketch Program ….369
Creating a Symmetrical Pattern ….375
Over to You….381
CHAPTER 16
The Pendulum Pi, a Harmonograph….383
The Concept….385
The Hall Effect….385
Enter the Arduino….387
Putting It Together…..388
Programming the Arduino….399
Programming the Pi….412
Using the Pendulum Pi….418
Over to You….419
CHAPTER 17
The Techno–Bird Box, a Wildlife Monitor….421
Building Invisible Light Beam Sensors….423
Mounting the Sensors….427
Recording Activity to a File….431
Processing the Data….442
Dealing with Sensor Noise….448
Drawing a Graph….454
Putting the Nest Box into Service….458
Over to You….458
The Possibilities Are Endless….460
Index….461

 

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