• Title: Hacking Raspberry Pi
  • Author: Timothy L. Warner
  • Length: 384 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Que Publishing
  • Publication Date: 2013-10-30
  • ISBN-10: 0789751569
  • ISBN-13: 9780789751560
  • Sales Rank: #1788654 (See Top 100 Books)


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

Table of Contents

Part I: Hardware Foundations
Chapter 1. What Is the Raspberry Pi
Chapter 2. Hardware Components Quick Start
Chapter 3. A Tour of Raspberry Pi Peripheral Devices

Part II: Software Foundations
Chapter 4. Installing and Configuring an Operating System
Chapter 5. Debian Linux Fundamentals. Terminal
Chapter 6. Debian Linux Fundamentals. Graphical User Interface
Chapter 7. Networking Raspberry Pi
Chapter 8. Programming Raspberry Pi with Scratch. Beginnings
Chapter 9. Programming Raspberry Pi with Scratch. Next Steps
Chapter 10. Programming Raspberry Pi with Python. Beginnings
Chapter 11. Programming Raspberry Pi with Python. Next Steps

Part III: Basic Raspberry Pi Projects
Chapter 12. Raspberry Pi Media Center
Chapter 13. Raspberry Pi Retro Game Station
Chapter 14. Raspberry Pi Minecraft Server
Chapter 15. Raspberry Pi Web Server
Chapter 16. Raspberry Pi Portable Webcam
Chapter 17. Raspberry Pi Security and Privacy Device

Part IV: Hacking the Raspberry Pi
Chapter 18. Raspberry Pi Overclocking
Chapter 19. Raspberry Pi and Arduino
Chapter 20. Raspberry Pi and the Gertboard