Hacking Raspberry Pi -E-book

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E-Book Table of Contents:

What’s in This Book
Who Can Use This Book
How to Use This Book
Task: This Is a Task
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Part I Hardware Foundations
Chapter 1 What Is the Raspberry Pi?
Why the Pi?
Hardware Versions
Is the Raspberry Pi Open Source?
Open Source Licenses
Open Source and the Raspberry Pi
How Can I Purchase a Raspberry Pi?
Chapter 2 Hardware Components Quick Start
Understanding Pi Hardware Terminology
The Hidden Cost of Owning a Raspberry Pi
A 5V Power Supply
SD Card
Powered USB Hub
Ethernet Cable
USB Keyboard and Mouse
A Tour of the Model B Board
Video and Audio
Power/Status Information
Next Steps
Chapter 3 A Tour of Raspberry Pi Peripheral Devices
Circuit Prototyping Equipment
Single-Board Microcontrollers
The Gertboard
Single-Board Computers
Relevant Technician Tools
Task: Check Raspberry Pi Voltage with a Multimeter
Raspberry Pi Starter Kits
Next Steps
Part II Software Foundations
Chapter 4 Installing and Configuring an Operating System
Common Operating Systems
Understanding Linux
Linux and Raspberry Pi
The Kernel and Firmware
Raspberry Pi’s Other Operating Systems
Installing Raspbian on Your Raspberry Pi
Task: Creating a Raspbian SD Card in Windows
Task: Creating a Raspbian SD Card in OS X
Task: Creating a Raspbian SD Card in Linux
An All-in-One Solution
Task: Installing an OS on Your Raspberry Pi Using NOOBS
Testing Your New Raspbian Image
Chapter 5 Debian Linux Fundamentals—Terminal
Baby Steps
Essential Terminal Commands
Updating Your Software
Updating Raspbian
Updating the Pi Firmware
Revisiting Raspi-Config
Expand Filesystem
Change User Password
Enable Boot to Desktop
Internationalisation Options
Enable Camera
Add to Rastrack
Advanced Options
Raspi-Config Under the Hood
Next Steps
Chapter 6 Debian Linux Fundamentals—Graphical User Interface
LXDE—The Desktop Environment
Starting and Exiting LXDE
Task: Using Raspi-Config to Adjust Boot Behavior
Touring the LXDE Interface
Delving into the Main Menu
Installing, Updating, and Removing Software
Accessing the Pi Store
Task: Downloading a Free App from the Pi Store
Tweaking the LXDE UI
Task: Change the Desktop Background
Task: Customize the LXTerminal
Task: Customize the LXPanel
Editing Configuration Files
Chapter 7 Networking Raspberry Pi
Basic Networking Concepts
Configuring Wired Ethernet
Task: Setting a Static IP Address on Your Raspberry Pi
Configuring Wireless Ethernet
Task: Setting Up Wi-Fi on Your Pi
Configuring “Headless” Raspberry Pi
Secure Shell (SSH)
Task: Using SSH to Connect to a Raspberry Pi Remotely
Virtual Network Computing (VNC)
Task: Using VNC to Connect to the Raspberry Pi
Task: Configure Your Pi to Start VNC Server Automatically
On Browsing the Web with the Pi
Chapter 8 Programming Raspberry Pi with Scratch—Beginnings
Technical Aspects of Scratch
Scratch Version Issues
The Scratch Community
Getting Comfortable with the Scratch Interface
About Blocks
Crafting a (Very) Simple Scratch Application
Task: Creating a Basic Scratch App
The PicoBoard
Obtaining a PicoBoard?
Using a PicoBoard in Scratch
Task: Using the PicoBoard in Scratch
Chapter 9 Programming Raspberry Pi with Scratch—Next Steps
Begin with the End in Mind
Let’s Build the Game!
Task: Setting Up the Game Screens
Task: Setting Up the Scratch Cat
Setting Up the First Ball
Setting Up the Second and Third Balls
Debugging and Troubleshooting
Uploading Your Project
Task: Share Your Scratch Project
Task: Create a Remix
Chapter 10 Programming Raspberry Pi with Python—Beginnings
Checking Out the Python Environment
Interacting with the Python 3 Interpreter
Exiting the Interpreter
Getting Online Help
Writing Your First Python Program
Task: Creating Your First Python Script
Running Python Scripts
Task: Running Python Scripts (command line)
Task: Running Python Scripts (IDLE)
Broadening Your Python Horizons
Chapter 11 Programming Raspberry Pi with Python—Next Steps
Getting Comfortable with IDLE
Task: Creating a New Python Script File
Writing a Simple Game
Delving into a Bit More Detail
Type Casting
Task: Loading and then Updating the GPIO Module in Python 3
Where Do You Go from Here?
Part III Basic Raspberry Pi Projects
Chapter 12 Raspberry Pi Media Center
A Bit o’ History
But Will It Blend?
Introducing Raspbmc
Task: Installing Raspbmc Under Windows
Task: Installing Raspbmc Under OS X
Configuring Raspbmc
Getting Your Remote Control Working
Task: Controlling Your Raspbmc Box from iOS
Task: Controlling Your Raspbmc Box from a Web Browser
Task: Configuring a GPIO-based IR Receiver
Transferring Content to Your Pi
Task: Uploading Media Content to Raspberry Pi
Scraping Your Media
Task: Configuring XBMC Media Detection
Playing Your Content
Installing Add-Ons
Chapter 13 Raspberry Pi Retro Game Station
A Word About Console Video Game Emulation
Installing RetroPie
Task: Setting Up RetroPie
Transferring ROMs to RetroPie
Task: Transferring ROMs to Your Raspberry Pi
Setting Up Your Controls
Task: Configure RetroPie Joystick Control Mappings
Playing Your Games
Installing Useful Add-Ons
Task: Install ES-Scraper
In Search of the Perfect Joystick
Chapter 14 Raspberry Pi Minecraft Server
Installing Minecraft Pi
Task: Installing Minecraft Pi
Accessing the Python API
Task: Loading the Minecraft Python Libraries
Task: Making Your Player Jump High!
Task: Create a Diamond Floor
Building a Minecraft Server
Task: Installing Java and the Minecraft Server
Administering a Minecraft Server
Minecraft Plugins
Chapter 15 Raspberry Pi Web Server
What Is the LAMP Stack?
Installing Your Web Server
Task: Installing the LAMP Stack on Raspberry Pi
Task: Verifying PHP Configuration
Task: Verifying MySQL Installation
Tweaking Up Your Web Server Settings
Transferring Content to Your Web Server
Task: Using SFTP to Transfer Content to Your Pi
Task: Install and Test FTP on Your Raspberry Pi
Setting Up phpMyAdmin
Task: Installing phpMyAdmin
Setting Up Joomla
Task: Installing Joomla on Your Raspberry Pi
Putting Your Web Server on the Public Internet
Task: Making Your Raspberry Pi Publicly Accessible by Using No-IP
Chapter 16 Raspberry Pi Portable Webcam
About the Raspberry Pi Camera Board
Installing and Configuring the Raspberry Pi Camera Board
Task: Preparing the Raspberry Pi for the Camera Board
Task: Installing the Raspberry Pi Camera Board
Using the Camera Board
Capturing Still Pictures
Recording Video with the Camera Board
Task: Encoding a raspivid Video File
Using a Third-Party USB Webcam
Task: Configuring a Third-Party USB Webcam
Setting Up Your Webcam
Task: Setting Up a Time-Lapse Webcam
Adding a Rechargeable Battery Pack to Your Pi Camera
Python and Your Webcam
Task: Setting up SimpleCV
Chapter 17 Raspberry Pi Security and Privacy Device
Encrypting Your Internet Connection with a VPN
Browsing Where You Want via a Proxy Server
Building Your Raspberry Pi VPN Gateway
Task: Creating Your Hamachi VPN
Task: Connecting to Your Hamachi VPN from Your Desktop Computer
Task: Installing Hamachi Client on Your Raspberry Pi
Building Your Raspberry Pi Proxy Server
Task: Installing and Configuring Privoxy Raspberry Pi
Testing the Configuration
Task: Pointing Your Workstation Computer at Your Pi Proxy
Speaking of Geolocation…
Task: Adding Your Raspberry Pi to the Rastrack Database
Building a Raspberry Pi Tor Proxy
Part IV Hacking the Raspberry Pi
Chapter 18 Raspberry Pi Overclocking
What Is Overclocking?
Warranty Implications of Overclocking
Overclocking Your Pi
The Raspi-Config Method
Task: Verifying Your Pi’s CPU, Voltage, and Temperature Status
The Manual Method
Benchmarking Your Pi
Task: Installing and Running nbench
Adjusting the Memory Split on Your Pi
Task: Tweaking Memory Split with Raspi-Config
Tweaking Memory Split by Hand
A Historical Footnote
Various and Sundry Performance Tweaks
Chapter 19 Raspberry Pi and Arduino
Introducing the Arduino
Digging into the Arduino Uno
Connecting the Arduino and the Raspberry Pi
Connecting the Raspberry Pi GPIO Pins to the Arduino Serial Pins
Connecting the Raspberry Pi GPIO Pins to the Arduino I2C
Connecting the Raspberry Pi to the Arduino via USB
Connecting the Raspberry Pi to the Arduino via a Shield or Bridge Board
Connecting the Raspberry Pi to an Arduino Clone
Understanding the Arduino Development Workflow
Task: Install and Configure Arduino IDE on the Raspberry Pi
Task: Running the “Blink” Sample Sketch
Fading an LED
Task: Running the Fade Sketch
Using the AlaMode
Task: Getting the AlaMode Up and Running
Chapter 20 Raspberry Pi and the Gertboard
Anatomy of the GPIO
Connecting Your Gertboard and Raspberry Pi
Installing the Testing Software
Task: Enabling SPI on Your Raspberry Pi
Task: Installing the Python Gertboard Test Suite
Testing the LEDs
Testing Input/Output
A Couple Quick Breadboarding Exercises
Accessing the GPIO Pins Directly
Task: Lighting an LED Directly from the GPIO
Accessing the GPIO Pins via the Pi Cobbler
Programming the Atmel Microcontroller
Task: Preparing Your Arduino Environment
Final Thoughts, and Thank You

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I am an experienced technical writer holding a Master's degree in computer science from BZU Multan, Pakistan University. With a background spanning various industries, particularly in home automation and engineering, I have honed my skills in crafting clear and concise content. Proficient in leveraging infographics and diagrams, I strive to simplify complex concepts for readers. My strength lies in thorough research and presenting information in a structured and logical format.

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