Movement, Light, and Sound with Arduino and Raspberry Pi
Author: Simon Monk
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.
Category: Technology & Engineering
Beginning with the basics and moving gradually to greater challenges, this book takes you step-by-step through experiments and projects that show you how to make your Arduino or Raspberry Pi create and control movement, light, and sound. In other words: action! The Arduino is a simple microcontroller with an easy-to-learn programming environment, while the Raspberry Pi is a tiny Linux-based computer. This book clearly explains the differences between the Arduino and Raspberry Pi, when to use them, and to which purposes each are best suited. Using these widely available and inexpensive platforms, you'll learn to control LEDs, motors of various types, solenoids, AC (alternating current) devices, heaters, coolers, displays, and sound. You'll even discover how to monitor and control these devices over the Internet. Working with solderless breadboards, you'll get up and running quickly, learning how to make projects that are as fun as they are informative. In Make: Action, you'll learn to: Build a can crusher using a linear actuator with your Arduino Have an Arduino water your plants Build a personal traffic signal using LEDs Make a random balloon popper with Arduino Cool down your beverages with a thermostatic drink cooler you build yourself Understand and use the PID control algorithm Use Raspberry Pi to create a puppet dance party that moves to your tweets!
DIY hardware hacking...easy as Pi ®! Raspberry Pi is taking off like a rocket! You can use this amazing, dirt-cheap, credit card-sized computer to learn powerful hardware hacking techniques as you build incredibly creative and useful projects! This complete, full-color guide requires absolutely no experience with either hardware hacking or computer programming. Colorful photos guide you through each project, and the step-by-step instructions are stunningly clear and easy! 1. Start with the absolute basics: Discover why millions of people are so passionate about the Pi! Tour the hardware, including storage, connections, and networking Install and run Raspbian, Raspberry Pi’s Linux-based operating system Manage devices and configuration files Network Raspberry Pi and add Wi-Fi Program Raspberry Pi using Python, Scratch, XHTML, PHP, and MySQL 2. Next, build all these great projects: Media Center Retro Console Video Game Station Minecraft Server Web Server Portable Webcam Security & Privacy Device 3. Then, master all these cutting-edge techniques: Overclock Raspberry Pi for better performance Link Raspberry Pi to the Arduino and Arduino clones, including the AlaMode and the Gertboard Use the Pi to build electronics prototypes using a breadboard
In order to be a successful primary teacher you need a clear understanding of good teaching practice across the subjects that make up the primary curriculum. This second edition has been fully updated to include key points from the 2014 National Curriculum in England, balancing a clear discussion of the principles behind high quality teaching with the requirements of current policy. An emphasis on creative approaches supports you in developing inspiring cross-curricular practice in your classroom. New to this edition: Links to the 2014 National Curriculum in England in every chapter Case studies in every chapter provide useful examples of creative teaching in each curriculum subject Expanded coverage on assessment and planning This is essential reading for students on primary initial teacher education courses, including university-based (PGCE, PGDE, BA QTS, BEd), school-based (SCITT, School Direct, Teach First) and employment-based routes into teaching.
Explore how to develop and implement wireless server networks (WSN) using Contiki-NG, branded as the operating system for the IoT. The book explains Contiki-NG’s advantages in sensing, communication, and energy optimization and enables you to begin solving problems in automation with WSN. Practical Contiki-NG is a guide to getting started with Contiki-NG programming featuring projects that demonstrate a variety of applications. This book takes a practical and content-driven approach to the latest technologies, including Raspberry Pi, IoT and cloud servers. Readers will go through step-by-step guides and sample scenarios such as sensing, actuating, connectivity, building middleware, and utilizing IoT and cloud-based technologies. If you're looking to go from zero to hero in using Contiki-NG to build Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) applications then this is the book for you. What You’ll Learn Prepare and set up Contiki-NG development Review the basics of the Contiki-NG platform to build Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) Develop your own Contiki-NG program Perform sensing and actuating on the Contiki-NG platform Implement a middleware for Contiki-NG motes Build a simple IoT program using the Contiki-NG environment Who This Book Is For Developers, students, researchers and anyone who has an interest in Wireless Sensor Network (WSN).