Raspberry Pi® Electronics Projects for the Evil Genius

by: Donald Norris


Abstract: 10 brand new DIY projects for your Raspberry Pi! This fully illustrated TAB guide shows how to construct and program all kinds of fun and innovative gadgets with your Raspberry Pi. Raspberry Pi® Electronics Projects for the Evil Genius" features 10 complete projects that showcase cool RasPi applications in computing, communications, robotics, photography, and video. Each inexpensive Evil Genius project includes a detailed list of materials, sources for parts, schematics, and clear, step-by-step assembly and programming instructions. This entertaining, easy-to-follow book gets you up-and-running quickly on C, Java, and Python, and covers all RasPi versions, including the latest A+, B+, and B gen 2 units. Learn how to: • Explore the capabilities and features of your Raspberry Pi • Display scrolling text and graphics on an RGB LED matrix screen • Handle RasPi-to-RasPi communications using MQTT • Incorporate interesting software-defined radio (SDR) features • Build your own supercomputer from eight Model B+ RasPis • Make a robotic car from Legos and control it with your RasPi • Configure the RasPi to control a basic robotic arm through the I2C bus • Assemble and program complex 3DOF and 6DOF robotic arms • Construct systems that allow point-and-shoot and digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) cameras to take panoramic photos • Engineer a complete infrared video surveillance system using the Pi Noir camera
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Title: Raspberry Pi® Electronics Projects for the Evil Genius

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Athens, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2016 McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9781259640582

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Donald Norris has a degree in electrical engineering and an MBA specializing in production management. He is currently teaching undergrad and grad courses in the IT subject area at Southern New Hampshire University. He has also created and taught several robotics courses there. He has over 35 years of teaching experience as an adjunct professor at a variety of colleges and universities. Mr. Norris retired from civilian government service with the U.S. Navy, where he specialized in acoustics related to nuclear submarines and associated advanced digital signal processing. Since then, he has spent more than 20 years as a professional software developer using C, C#, C++, Python, Node.js, and Java, as well as 5 years as a certified IT security consultant. Mr. Norris started a consultancy, Norris Embedded Software Solutions (dba NESS LLC), that specializes in developing application solutions using microprocessors and microcontrollers. He likes to think of himself as a perpetual hobbyist and geek, and is always trying out new approaches and out-of-the-box experiments. He is a licensed private pilot, photography buff, amateur radio operator, and avid runner.

Description: 10 brand new DIY projects for your Raspberry Pi! This fully illustrated TAB guide shows how to construct and program all kinds of fun and innovative gadgets with your Raspberry Pi. Raspberry Pi® Electronics Projects for the Evil Genius" features 10 complete projects that showcase cool RasPi applications in computing, communications, robotics, photography, and video. Each inexpensive Evil Genius project includes a detailed list of materials, sources for parts, schematics, and clear, step-by-step assembly and programming instructions. This entertaining, easy-to-follow book gets you up-and-running quickly on C, Java, and Python, and covers all RasPi versions, including the latest A+, B+, and B gen 2 units. Learn how to: • Explore the capabilities and features of your Raspberry Pi • Display scrolling text and graphics on an RGB LED matrix screen • Handle RasPi-to-RasPi communications using MQTT • Incorporate interesting software-defined radio (SDR) features • Build your own supercomputer from eight Model B+ RasPis • Make a robotic car from Legos and control it with your RasPi • Configure the RasPi to control a basic robotic arm through the I2C bus • Assemble and program complex 3DOF and 6DOF robotic arms • Construct systems that allow point-and-shoot and digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) cameras to take panoramic photos • Engineer a complete infrared video surveillance system using the Pi Noir camera