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Raspberry Pi for Arduino Users

Building IoT and Network Applications and Devices

Authors: Strickland, James R.

  • Leverage your Arduino skills to go further with the Raspberry Pi
  • Understand the Raspberry Pi from an Arduino view without starting from scratch
  • Jump to Raspberry Pi for internet of things applications beyond the Arduino
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About this book

Leverage your Arduino skills in the Raspberry Pi world and see how to cross the two platforms into sophisticated programs.

The Arduino and Raspberry Pi communities overlap more than you might think. Arduinos can be expanded to have network capabilities with a variety of “shields,” all of which increase the cost and complexity of the system. By contrast, Raspberry Pis all run Linux, which is a very network-competent platform. The newest Pi, the Raspberry Pi Zero W,  is WiFi and Bluetooth capable, and costs around $10 U.S. For network enabled gadgets, it makes far more sense to cross to the Raspberry PI platform, if only someone would make it easy to do. That's what this book is about.

You'll learn some survival level Linux system administration, so you know how to set the machine up and how to establish at least minimal security for your gadget.  You''ll set up and learn the Geany IDE on your Pi, which is fairly similar to the Arduino IDE. 
Where the two platforms overlap the most is the GPIO system. You'll see that several projects use and explain the WiringPi system. This is is deliberately similar to the Arduino's 'Wiring' functionality, which is how sketches interact with GPIO pins. You'll learn the differences between the GPIO pins of the two devices, and how the Pi has some limitations on those pins that the Arduino does not. As a final project, in an effort to escape some of those limitations, you'll attach an AtMEGA 328P to the Raspberry Pi and configure it as a real, 8MHz Arduino with the Arduino IDE running on the Pi, and learn how to have the two platforms communicate, giving you the best of both worlds.

What You'll Learn

  • Establish security with Linux system administration
  • Set up the Apache webserver
  • Write CGI programs so other computers can connect to your Pi and pull data in from it. 
  • Use C/C++ from Arduino sketches to write programs for the Pi   
Who This Book Is For 
The Arduino user who's been through all the tutorials and is comfortable writing sketches and connecting hardware to their Arduino. 

About the authors

Jim Strickland has spent his undergraduate, graduate, and professional careers in technical support and system administration—explaining computers and IT systems to others. He's used Unix-like OSs in various incarnations from Ultrix32 in the early 1990s to Slackware Linux in the mid '90s to OS X, Raspbian, and Xubuntu today. And he has experience with non-Unix-like OSes such as MS-DOS, Windows, Macintosh System 7, CP/M-80, and so on. He bought his first Arduino in 2010. Soldering that little board together offered him a crash course in digital electronics making beyond the "Insert board, load driver" level.
He has a master's degree in Communications Development, a BA in creative writing with minors in Computer Science and Psychology. He worked in the computer industry for several years before turning to a writing career. He is the author of Junk Box Arduino: Ten Adventures in Upcycled Electronics and has also written science fiction.

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Buy this book

eBook $24.99
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $34.99
price for Mexico
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3413-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Raspberry Pi for Arduino Users
Book Subtitle
Building IoT and Network Applications and Devices
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
James R. Strickland
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-3414-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-3414-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-3413-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 427
Number of Illustrations
62 b/w illustrations
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