Exploring Raspberry Pi

Interfacing to the Real World with Embedded Linux

Author: Derek Molloy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119188687

Category: COMPUTERS

Page: 720

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Chapter 3 Exploring Embedded Linux Systems ; Introducing Embedded Linux ; Advantages and Disadvantages of Embedded Linux ; Is Linux Open Source and Free? ; Booting the Raspberry Pi ; Managing Linux Systems ; The Super User ; System Administration ; Linux Commands
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Raspberry Pi for Python Programmers Cookbook

Author: Tim Cox

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785283901

Category: Computers

Page: 510

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Over 60 recipes that harness the power of the Raspberry Pi together with Python programming and create enthralling and captivating projects About This Book Install your first operating system, share files over the network, and run programs remotely Construct robots and interface with your own circuits and purpose built add-ons, as well as adapt off-the-shelf household devices using this pragmatic guide Packed with clear, step-by-step recipes to walk you through the capabilities of Raspberry Pi Who This Book Is For Readers are expected to be familiar with programming concepts and Python (where possible Python 3 is used), although beginners should manage with the help of a good Python reference book and background reading. No prior knowledge of the Raspberry Pi or electronics is required; however, for the hardware sections you will need some basic electronic components/household tools to build some of the projects. What You Will Learn Get the Raspberry Pi set up and running for the first time Remotely connect to the Raspberry Pi and use your PC/laptop instead of a separate screen/keyboard Get to grips with text, files and creating quick menus using Python Develop desktop applications; handle images and process files with ease Make use of graphics and user control to develop your own exciting games Use the Raspberry Pi's powerful GPU to create 3D worlds Take control of the real world and interface with physical hardware, combining hardware and software for your own needs Measure and control processes, respond to real events and monitor through the Internet Learn about the Raspberry Pi hardware inputs/outputs, starting with the basics and beyond Expand the capabilities of the Raspberry Pi with hardware expansion / add-on modules (use analogue inputs, drive servos and motors, and use SPI/I2C) Create your own Pi-Rover or Pi-Hexpod driven by the Raspberry Pi Make use of existing hardware by modifying and interfacing with it using the Raspberry Pi In Detail Raspberry Pi cookbook for Python Programmers is a practical guide for getting the most out of this little computer. This book begins by guiding you through setting up the Raspberry Pi, performing tasks using Python 3 and introduces the first steps to interface with electronics. As you work through each chapter you will build up your skills and knowledge and apply them as you progress throughout the book, delving further and further into the unique abilities and features of the Raspberry Pi. Later, you will learn how to automate tasks by accessing files, build applications using the popular Tkinter library and create games by controlling graphics on screen. You will harness the power of the built-in graphics processor by using Pi3D to generate your own high quality 3D graphics and environments. Connect directly to the Raspberry Pi's hardware pins to control electronics from switching on LEDs and responding to push buttons right through to driving motors and servos. Learn how to monitor sensors to gather real life data and to use it to control other devices, and view the results over the Internet. Apply what you have learnt by creating your own Pi-Rover or Pi-Hexipod robots. Finally, we will explore using many of the purpose built add-ons available for the Raspberry Pi, as well as interfacing with common household devices in new ways. Style and approach Written in a cookbook style, the book contains a series of recipes on various topics, ranging from simple to complex. It is an easy-to-follow and step-by-step guide with examples of various feature integration suitable for any search application.
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Raspberry Pi 3 Projects for Java Programmers

Author: Pradeeka Seneviratne,John Sirach

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 178646361X

Category: Computers

Page: 286

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Learn the art of building enticing projects by unleashing the potential of Raspberry Pi 3 using Java About This Book Explore the small yet powerful mini computer in order to run java applications Leverage Java libraries to build exciting projects on home automation, IoT, and Robotics by leveraging Java libraries Get acquainted with connecting electronic sensors to your Raspberry Pi 3 using Java APIs. Who This Book Is For The book is aimed at Java programmers who are eager to get their hands-on Raspberry Pi and build interesting projects using java. They have a very basic knowledge of Raspberry Pi. What You Will Learn Use presence detection using the integrated bluetooth chip Automatic light switch using presence detection Use a centralized IoT service to publish data using RPC Control a robot by driving motors using PWM Create a small web service capable of performing actions on the Raspberry Pi and supply readings Image capture using Java together with the OpenCV framework In Detail Raspberry Pi is a small, low cost and yet very powerful development platform. It is used to interact with attached electronics by the use of it's GPIO pins for multiple use cases, mainly Home Automation and Robotics. Our book is a project-based guide that will show you how to utilize the Raspberry Pi's GPIO with Java and how you can leverage this utilization with your knowledge of Java. You will start with installing and setting up the necessary hardware to create a seamless development platform. You will then straightaway start by building a project that will utilize light for presence detection. Next, you will program the application, capable of handling real time data using MQTT and utilize RPC to publish data to adafruit.io. Further, you will build a wireless robot on top of the zuma chassis with the Raspberry Pi as the main controller. Lastly, you will end the book with advanced projects that will help you to create a multi-purpose IoT controller along with building a security camera that will perform image capture and recognize faces with the help of notifications. By the end of the book, you will be able to build your own real world usable projects not limited to Home Automation, IoT and/or Robotics utilizing logic, user and web interfaces. Style and approach The book will contain projects that ensure a java programmer gets started with building interesting projects using the small yet powerful Raspberry Pi 3. We will start with brushing up your Raspberry Pi skills followed by building 5-6 projects
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Beginning NFC

Near Field Communication with Arduino, Android, and PhoneGap

Author: Tom Igoe,Don Coleman,Brian Jepson

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449324118

Category: Computers

Page: 246

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Jump into the world of Near Field Communications (NFC), the fast-growing technology that lets devices in close proximity exchange data, using radio signals. With lots of examples, sample code, exercises, and step-by-step projects, this hands-on guide shows you how to build NFC applications for Android, the Arduino microcontroller, and embedded Linux devices. You’ll learn how to write apps using the NFC Data Exchange Format (NDEF) in PhoneGap, Arduino, and node.js that help devices read messages from passive NFC tags and exchange data with other NFC-enabled devices. If you know HTML and JavaScript, you’re ready to start with NFC. Dig into NFC’s architecture, and learn how it’s related to RFID Write sample apps for Android with PhoneGap and its NFC plugin Dive into NDEF: examine existing tag-writer apps and build your own Listen for and filter NDEF messages, using PhoneGap event listeners Build a full Android app to control lights and music in your home Create a hotel registration app with Arduino, from check-in to door lock Write peer-to-peer NFC messages between two Android devices Explore embedded Linux applications, using examples on Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone
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BeagleBone: Creative Projects for Hobbyists

Author: Charles Hamilton,Rodolfo Giometti,Richard Grimmett

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1788399269

Category: Computers

Page: 1020

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Learn to build amazing robotic projects using the powerful BeagleBone Black. About This Book Push your creativity to the limit through complex, diverse, and fascinating projects Develop applications with the BeagleBone Black and open source Linux software Sharpen your expertise in making sophisticated electronic devices Who This Book Is For This Learning Path is aimed at hobbyists who want to do creative projects that make their life easier and also push the boundaries of what can be done with the BeagleBone Black. This Learning Path's projects are for the aspiring maker, casual programmer, and budding engineer or tinkerer. You'll need some programming knowledge, and experience of working with mechanical systems to get the complete experience from this Learning Path. What You Will Learn Set up and run the BeagleBone Black for the first time Get to know the basics of microcomputing and Linux using the command line and easy kernel mods Develop a simple web interface with a LAMP platform Prepare complex web interfaces in JavaScript and get to know how to stream video data from a webcam Find out how to use a GPS to determine where your sailboat is, and then get the bearing and distance to a new waypoint Use a wind sensor to sail your boat effectively both with and against the wind Build an underwater ROV to explore the underwater world See how to build an autonomous Quadcopter In Detail BeagleBone is a microboard PC that runs Linux. It can connect to the Internet and run OSes such as Android and Ubuntu. You can transform this tiny device into a brain for an embedded application or an endless variety of electronic inventions and prototypes. This Learning Path starts off by teaching you how to program the BeagleBone. You will create introductory projects to get yourselves acquainted with all the nitty gritty. Then we'll focus on a series of projects that are aimed at hobbyists like you and encompass the areas of home automation and robotics. With each project, we'll teach you how to connect several sensors and an actuator to the BeagleBone Black. We'll also create robots for land, sea, and water. Yes, really! The books used in this Learning Path are: BeagleBone Black Cookbook BeagleBone Home Automation Blueprints Mastering BeagleBone Robotics Style and approach This practical guide transforms complex and confusing pieces of technology to become accessible with easy- to-succeed instructions. Through clear, concise examples, you will quickly get to grips with the core concepts needed to develop home automation applications with the BeagleBone Black.
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End to End GUI Development with Qt5

Develop cross-platform applications with modern UIs using the powerful Qt framework

Author: Nicholas Sherriff,Guillaume Lazar,Robin Penea,Marco Piccolino

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1789535085

Category: Computers

Page: 1150

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Learn the complete Qt ecosystem and its tools and build UIs for mobile and desktop applications Key Features Unleash the power of the latest Qt 5.9 with C++14 Easily compile, run, and debug your applications from the powerful Qt Creator IDE Build multi-platform projects that target Android, iOS, Windows, MacOS, Linux, and more Book Description Qt 5.9 is an application development framework that provides a great user experience and develops full-capability applications with Qt Widgets, QML, and even Qt 3D. This learning path demonstrates the power and flexibility of the Qt framework for desktop application development and shows how you can write an application once and deploy it to multiple operating systems. It will address all the challenges while developing cross-platform applications with the Qt framework. This course will give you a better understanding of the Qt framework and tools to resolve serious issues such as linking, debugging, and multithreading. It will also upskill you by explaining how to create a to-do-style app and taking you through all the stages in building a successful project. You will build a suite of apps; while developing these apps, you’ll deepen your knowledge of Qt Quick's layout systems, and see Qt 3D and widgets in action. The next project will be in the industrial and agricultural sectors: making sense of sensor data via a monitoring system. Your apps should run seamlessly across devices and operating systems such as Android, iOS, Windows, or Mac, and be cost-effective by integrating with existing web technologies. You take the role of lead developer and prototype a monitoring system. In doing so, you’ll get to know Qt's Bluetooth and HTTP APIs, as well as the Charts and Web Engine UI modules. These projects will help you gain a holistic view of the Qt framework. What you will learn Install and configure the Qt Framework and Qt Creator IDE Implement a rich user interface with QML Learn the fundamentals of QtTest and how to integrate unit testing Create stunning UIs with Qt Widget and Qt Quick Develop powerful, cross-platform applications with the Qt framework Design GUIs with Qt Designer and build a library in it for UI previews Build a desktop UI with widgets and Designer Get familiar with multimedia components to handle visual input and output Who this book is for This book will appeal to developers and programmers who would like to build GUI-based applications. Knowledge of C++ is necessary and a basic familiarity with Qt would be helpful.
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ODROID Magazine

December 2014

Author: N.A

Publisher: Hardkernel, Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 35

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Table of Contents 6 Liquid Cooling: XU3 Cluster and XU+E 9 OS Spotlight: Max2Play - Easily Control Your ODROID Via Web Interface 11 FS-UAE Amiga Emulator: Has Anybody Talked About the Coolest Computer Before ODROIDs? We Sure Like To! 12 ODROID-C1: A Powerful Raspberry Pi Replacement 15 ODROID-C1 vs. Raspberry Pi B+: Our Second Affordable Computer Showdown 17 Behind The Scenes: The Amazing Staff of Your Favorite Tech Magazine 18 GameCade: A Miniature Arcade Console with Authentic Controllers 19 Linux Gaming: Improved DOS Remakes of Classic Games 22 Fun With RTL-SDR: FM Radio and Real-Time Flight Tracking 26 ZX Spectrum: A Retro Handheld Gaming Device 29 Android Development: Adding Boot Animation to the Initialization Process 33 The Android Story: Infographic 34 Meet An ODROIDian: Suriyan Ramasami - ODROID Enthusiast and Talented Computer Hobbyist
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ROS Robotics Projects

Author: Lentin Joseph

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 178355472X

Category: Computers

Page: 452

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Build a variety of awesome robots that can see, sense, move, and do a lot more using the powerful Robot Operating System About This Book Create and program cool robotic projects using powerful ROS libraries Work through concrete examples that will help you build your own robotic systems of varying complexity levels This book provides relevant and fun-filled examples so you can make your own robots that can run and work Who This Book Is For This book is for robotic enthusiasts and researchers who would like to build robot applications using ROS. If you are looking to explore advanced ROS features in your projects, then this book is for you. Basic knowledge of ROS, GNU/Linux, and programming concepts is assumed. What You Will Learn Create your own self-driving car using ROS Build an intelligent robotic application using deep learning and ROS Master 3D object recognition Control a robot using virtual reality and ROS Build your own AI chatter-bot using ROS Get to know all about the autonomous navigation of robots using ROS Understand face detection and tracking using ROS Get to grips with teleoperating robots using hand gestures Build ROS-based applications using Matlab and Android Build interactive applications using TurtleBot In Detail Robot Operating System is one of the most widely used software frameworks for robotic research and for companies to model, simulate, and prototype robots. Applying your knowledge of ROS to actual robotics is much more difficult than people realize, but this title will give you what you need to create your own robotics in no time! This book is packed with over 14 ROS robotics projects that can be prototyped without requiring a lot of hardware. The book starts with an introduction of ROS and its installation procedure. After discussing the basics, you'll be taken through great projects, such as building a self-driving car, an autonomous mobile robot, and image recognition using deep learning and ROS. You can find ROS robotics applications for beginner, intermediate, and expert levels inside! This book will be the perfect companion for a robotics enthusiast who really wants to do something big in the field. Style and approach This book is packed with fun-filled, end-to-end projects on mobile, armed, and flying robots, and describes the ROS implementation and execution of these models.
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