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Learn Electronics with Raspberry Pi

Physical Computing with Circuits, Sensors, Outputs, and Projects

Authors: Watkiss, Stewart

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  • Learn how to design and build electronic circuits, and even how to make a PCB
  • Learn how to make fun projects like an arcade game, a robot, and a Minecraft controller while learning about sensors and how devices talk to each other
  • Get started programming the Pi with Scratch and Python
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About this book

Learning electronics can be tremendous fun — your first flashing LED circuit is a reason to celebrate! But where do you go from there, and how can you move into more challenging projects without spending a lot of money on proprietary kits? One excellent answer is Raspberry Pi.

Raspberry Pi is everywhere, it’s inexpensive, and it's a wonderful tool for teaching about electronics and programming. Learn Electronics with Raspberry Pi shows you how to make a variety of cool projects using the Pi with programming languages like Scratch and Python, with no experience necessary. You'll learn how the Pi works, how to work with Raspbian Linux on the Pi, and how to design and create electronic circuits. You'll then create projects like an arcade game, disco lights, and infrared transmitter, and an LCD display. You'll also learn how to control Minecraft's Steve with a joystick and how to build a Minecraft house with a Pi, and even how to control a LEGO train with a Pi. You'll even learn how to create your own robot, including how to solder and even design a printed circuit board!

  • Learn how to design and build electronic circuits, and even how to make a PCB
  • Learn how to make fun projects like an arcade game, a robot, and a Minecraft controller while learning about sensors and how devices talk to each other
  • Get started programming the Pi with Scratch and Python

About the authors

Stewart Watkiss graduated from the University of Hull, United Kingdom, with a masters degree in electronic engineering. He has been a fan of Linux since first installing it on a home computer during the late 1990s. While working as a Linux system administrator, he was awarded Advanced Linux Certification (LPIC 2) in 2006, and created the Penguin Tutor website to help others learning Linux and working toward Linux certification.
Stewart is a big fan of the Raspberry Pi. He owns several Raspberry Pi computers that he uses to help to protect his home (Internet filter), provide entertainment (XBMC), and teach programming to his two children. He also volunteers as a STEM ambassador, going into local schools to help support teachers and teach programming to teachers and children.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Getting Started with Electronic Circuits

    Watkiss, Stewart

    Pages 1-11

  • All About Raspberry Pi

    Watkiss, Stewart

    Pages 13-21

  • Starting with the Basics: Programming with Scratch

    Watkiss, Stewart

    Pages 23-53

  • Using Python for Input and Output: GPIO Zero

    Watkiss, Stewart

    Pages 55-87

  • More Input and Output: Infrared Sensors and LCD Displays

    Watkiss, Stewart

    Pages 89-126

Buy this book

eBook $34.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-1898-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $44.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-1897-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Learn Electronics with Raspberry Pi
Book Subtitle
Physical Computing with Circuits, Sensors, Outputs, and Projects
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Stewart Watkiss
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-1898-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-1898-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-1897-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 290
Number of Illustrations and Tables
38 b/w illustrations, 153 illustrations in colour
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