Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Raspberry Pi 3 Projects for Java Programmers

Learn the art of building enticing projects by unleashing the potential of Raspberry Pi 3 using Java

Raspberry Pi 3 Projects for Java Programmers

About This Book
  • Explore the small yet powerful mini computer in order to run java applications
  • Leverage Java libraries to build exciting projects on home automation, IoT, and Robotics by leveraging Java libraries
  • Get acquainted with connecting electronic sensors to your Raspberry Pi 3 using Java APIs.
Who This Book Is For
The book is aimed at Java programmers who are eager to get their hands-on Raspberry Pi and build interesting projects using java. They have a very basic knowledge of Raspberry Pi.

What You Will Learn
  • Use presence detection using the integrated bluetooth chip
  • Automatic light switch using presence detection
  • Use a centralized IoT service to publish data using RPC
  • Control a robot by driving motors using PWM
  • Create a small web service capable of performing actions on the Raspberry Pi and supply readings
  • Image capture using Java together with the OpenCV framework
In Detail
Raspberry Pi is a small, low cost and yet very powerful development platform. It is used to interact with attached electronics by the use of it's GPIO pins for multiple use cases, mainly Home Automation and Robotics.

Our book is a project-based guide that will show you how to utilize the Raspberry Pi's GPIO with Java and how you can leverage this utilization with your knowledge of Java. You will start with installing and setting up the necessary hardware to create a seamless development platform. You will then straightaway start by building a project that will utilize light for presence detection. Next, you will program the application, capable of handling real time data using MQTT and utilize RPC to publish data to adafruit.io. Further, you will build a wireless robot on top of the zuma chassis with the Raspberry Pi as the main controller. Lastly, you will end the book with advanced projects that will help you to create a multi-purpose IoT controller along with building a security camera that will perform image capture and recognize faces with the help of notifications.

By the end of the book, you will be able to build your own real world usable projects not limited to Home Automation, IoT and/or Robotics utilizing logic, user and web interfaces.

Style and approach
The book will contain projects that ensure a java programmer gets started with building interesting projects using the small yet powerful Raspberry Pi 3. We will start with brushing up your Raspberry Pi skills followed by building 5-6 projects

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Free ebook: Raspberry Pi cookbook for Python Programmers

Over 400 pages of recipes to get the most out of your Raspberry Pi using Python

Stuffed with more than 50 hands-on recipes, this FREE eBook shows you how to get the most out of your Raspberry Pi. Discover what the Raspberry Pi has to offer using detailed Python code examples that you can adapt and extend.

  • Create 3D worlds by using the Raspberry Pi's powerful GPU
  • Discover how to create your own electronic circuits to interact with the Raspberry Pi
  • Use the Raspberry Pi Camera to create animations and timelapses
  • Design and build your own Raspberry Pi controlled robots
  • Take control of the real world and interface with physical hardware, combining hardware and software for your own needs

Download link: https://www.packtpub.com/packt/free-ebook/python-raspberry-pi-cookbook/


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Download your FREE copy of 'Raspberry Pi Media Center', by Packtpub

Turn your Raspberry Pi into a full-blown media center using Raspbmc! This guide has all the plain language instructions you need to control your TV with a smartphone and create your own media library; no special skills required. Take the time to download this 100 page guide for free and discover something new to turn your Pi into over a weekend!

~ Download your free eBook right here