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Build Your Own Car Dashboard with a Raspberry Pi

Practical Projects to Build Your Own Smart Car

Authors: Coburn, Joseph

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  • Write resilient, tested Python with production grade tools
  • Boost the IQ of your car with a Raspberry Pi and practical projects
  • Use Git, write unit tests, build an application, and deploy code
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Create your own car engine control unit (ECU) with a simple Raspberry PI while building the necessary skills to produce future more advanced projects. Once you've worked through the projects in this book, you'll have a smart car and the coding knowledge needed to develop advanced hardware and software projects.
Start by understanding how the Pi works, and move on to how to build hardware projects, use the GPIO pins, and install the system. Then add to that a solid understanding of software development principles and best practices, along with a good grasp of Python (v3.6+) and Python/software best practices. More than just how to code in Python, you'll learn what it takes to write production grade software, defensive code, testing, deployments, version control, and more. Internalize industry best practices while going further with valuable software development techniques such as defensive programming.
The concepts introduced are essential to ensuring that software can function under unexpected circumstances. Can you imagine what would happen if your mobile phone could not cope with a call from an unknown number, or you had to set you microwave in increments of 6 seconds? While testing avoids edge cases such as these, defensive programming is one of the building blocks of software development.

What You'll Learn

  • Hone test driven development in Python skills
  • Debug software and hardware project installations
  • Work with the GPIO ports of the Pi to feed your software real-world hardware information

Who This Book Is For
People who like working on cars and want to learn Raspberry Pi and software development but don’t know where to start. 

About the authors

Joseph Coburn is an experienced computer science teacher, writer, editor, and software developer. His work has been shared by Adobe, Lifehacker, and the Arduino foundation. His code is used by thousands of people daily. And he is well versed with designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex software systems. The opportunity to share with and teach software development skills in Python and with the Raspberry Pi hits the sweet-spot of software and teaching. 

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Build Your Own Car Dashboard with a Raspberry Pi
Book Subtitle
Practical Projects to Build Your Own Smart Car
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Joseph Coburn
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-6080-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-6080-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-6079-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 306
Number of Illustrations
101 b/w illustrations
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