Learn Electronics with Raspberry Pi Physical Computing with Circuits, Sensors, Outputs, and Projects

Title: Learn Electronics
with Raspberry Pi Physical Computing with Circuits

The Author: Stewart Watkiss

File Format: PDF

eBook Volume: 307 Pages

File Size: 16MB


Chapter1: Getting Started with Electronic Circuits

  • Voltage, Current, and Resistance
  • Ohm’s Law
  • Electrical Safety
  • Breadboard
  • A First Breadboard Circuit

Chapter2: All About Raspberry Pi

  • Introduction to the Raspberry Pi
  • Raspberry Pi GPIO Ports
  • Getting Started with Raspbian Linux
  • Connecting to the Raspberry Pi Using the Network
  • More Raspberry Pi

Chapter3: Starting with the Basics: Programming with Scratch

  • Introduction to Scratch
  • Scratch with GPIO Support
  • Controlling an LED Using Scratch GPIO Server
  • Adding an Input to the Scratch GPIO Program
  • Robot Soccer
  • Mars Lander Arcade Game

Chapter4: Using Python for Input and Output: GPIO Zero

  • Brighter LEDs with a Transistor
  • Introduction to Python
  • Getting Started with Python GPIO Zero
  • Circuit Diagram and Schematics
  • Brighter LEDs with Darlington Transistors
  • Disco Lights with MOSFETs
  • Light Sequence Using a Python List (Array)
  • Switching AC Lights Using a Thyristor and a TRIAC

Chapter 5: More Input and Output: Infrared Sensors and LCD Displays

  • PIR Sensor and Pi Camera
  • Infrared Transmitter and Receiver
  • Changing Voltage with a Level Shifter
  • I2C LCD Display: True or False Game
  • SPI Analog to Digital Input

Chapter6: Adding Control in Python and Linux

  • Taking the Next Steps in Python Programming
  • Creating Python Functions
  • Making Python Programs Executable
  • Creating an Automated Lego Train Using Infrared
  • Using the Internet of Things to Control the Model Train
  • Controlling Color Light Strips Using NeoPixels

Chapter7: Creating Video with a Pi Camera

  • Infrared Shutter Release
  • Designing the Film
  • Filming the Scenes
  • Editing the Video
  • Adding Effects to the Video
  • Adding Sounds to the Video

Chapter8: Rolling Forward: Designing and Building a Robot

  • Selecting or Making a Robot Chassis
  • Controlling the Motors
  • Controlling the Robot Using Python
  • Measuring the Distance Using an Ultrasonic Range Sensor
  • Controlling the Robot Using a Wii Remote

Chapter9: Customize Your Gameplay: Minecraft Hardware Programming

  • Connecting to Minecraft with Python
  • Moving Around Using a Joystick
  • Building a House in Minecraft
  • Adding Status LEDs
  • Find the Glowstone Game

Chapter10: Making Your Circuits Permanent

  • Soldering Basics
  • Cases and Enclosures
  • Testing Tools

Chapter11: Let the Innovation Begin: Designing Your Own Circuits

  • The Design Process in a Nutshell
  • Looking at Manufacturer Datasheets
  • Designing with Fritzing
  • Powering the Raspberry Pi

AppendixA: Required Tools and Components

  • Tools Required
  • Components for Each Project

AppendixB: Electronic Components Quick Reference

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