Twenty projects using the Raspberry Pi, a tiny and affordable computer, for beginners looking to make cool things right away. Projects are explained with full-color visuals and simple step-by-step instructions. 20 Easy Raspberry Pi Projects is a beginner-friendly collection of electronics projects, perfectly suited for kids, parents, educators, and hobbyists looking to level up their hardware skills. After a crash course to get you set up with your Raspberry Pi, you’ll learn how to build interactive projects like a digital drum set; a WiFi controlled robot; a Pong game; an intruder alarm that sends email notifications; a gas leak detector; a weather forecaster; and IoT gadgets that control electronics around the house. Along the way, you’ll work with core components like LCD screens, cameras, sensors, and even learn how to set up your own server. Each project provides step-by-step instructions, full-color photos and circuit diagrams, and the complete code to bring your build to life. If you’re ready to hit the ground running and make something interesting, let 20 Easy Raspberry Pi Projects be your guide.
Nine Simple Projects with Lights, Sounds, and More!
Author: Oyvind Nydal Dahl
Publisher: No Starch Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
A Beginner's Guide to Circuits is the perfect first step for anyone ready to jump into the world of electronics and circuit design. After finishing the book's nine graded projects, readers will understand core electronics concepts which they can use to make their own electrifying creations! First, you'll learn to read circuit diagrams and use a breadboard, which allows you to connect electrical components without using a hot soldering iron! Next, you'll build nine simple projects using just a handful of readily available components, like resistors, transistors, capacitors, and other parts. As you build, you'll learn what each component does, how it works, and how to combine components to achieve new and interesting effects. By the end of the book, you'll be able to build your own electronic creations. With easy-to-follow directions, anyone can become an inventor with the help of A Beginner's Guide to Circuits! Build These 9 Simple Circuits! * Steady-Hand Game: Test your nerves using a wire and a buzzer to create an Operation-style game! * Touch-Enabled Light: Turn on a light with your finger! * Cookie Jar Alarm: Catch cookie thieves red-handed with this contraption. * Night-Light: Automatically turn on a light when it gets dark. * Blinking LED: This classic circuit blinks an LED. * Railroad Crossing Light: Danger! Don't cross the tracks if this circuit's pair of lights is flashing. * Party Lights: Throw a party with these charming string lights. * Digital Piano: Play a tune with this simple synthesizer and learn how speakers work. * LED Marquee: Put on a light show and impress your friends with this flashy finale.
Up-to-date hacks that will breathe life into your Arduino and Raspberry Pi creations! This intuitive DIY guide shows how to wire, disassemble, tweak, and re-purpose household devices and integrate them with your Raspberry Pi and Arduino inventions. Packed with full-color illustrations, photos, and diagrams, Hacking Electronics: Learning Electronics with Arduino and Raspberry Pi, Second Edition, features fun, easy-to-follow projects. You’ll discover how to build an Internet-controlled hacked electric toy, ultrasonic rangefinder, remote-controlled robotic rover, audio amp, slot car brakes and headlights—even a smart card reader! • Get up and running on both Arduino and Raspberry Pi • Safely solder, join wires, and connect switches • Identify components and read schematic diagrams • Work with LEDs, including high-power Lumileds and addressable LED strips • Use LiPo batteries, solar panels, and buck-boost power supplies • Use sensors to measure light, temperature, acceleration, sound level, and color • Build and modify audio amps, microphones, and transmitters • Repair gadgets and scavenge useful parts from dead equipment • Get the most out of cheap or free bench and software tools