Raspberry Pi Cookbook

The world of Raspberry Pi is evolving quickly, with many new interface boards and software libraries becoming available all the time. In this cookbook, prolific hacker and author Simon Monk provides more than 200 practical recipes for running this tiny low-cost computer with Linux, programming it with Python, and hooking up sensors, motors, and other hardware—including Arduino.

You’ll also learn basic principles to help you use new technologies with Raspberry Pi as its ecosystem develops. Python and other code examples from the book are available on GitHub. This cookbook is ideal for programmers and hobbyists familiar with the Pi through resources such as Getting Started with Raspberry Pi (O’Reilly).

  • Set up and manage your Raspberry Pi
  • Connect the Pi to a network
  • Work with its Linux-based operating system
  • Use the Pi’s ready-made software
  • Program Raspberry Pi with Python
  • Control hardware through the GPIO connector
  • Use Raspberry Pi to run different types of motors
  • Work with switches, keypads, and other digital inputs
  • Hook up sensors for taking various measurements
  • Attach different displays, such as an LED matrix
  • Create dynamic projects with Raspberry Pi and Arduino

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Setup and Management
Chapter 2. Networking
Chapter 3. Operating System
Chapter 4. Software
Chapter 5. Python Basics
Chapter 6. Python Lists and Dictionaries
Chapter 7. Advanced Python
Chapter 8. GPIO Basics
Chapter 9. Controlling Hardware
Chapter 10. Motors
Chapter 11. Digital Inputs
Chapter 12. Sensors
Chapter 13. Displays
Chapter 14. Arduino and Raspberry Pi

Appendix A. Parts and Suppliers

Book Details

  • Paperback: 414 pages
  • Publisher: O’Reilly Media (December 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449365221
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449365226
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