Saturday, January 30, 2016

GoPiGo - Raspberry Pi Robot


The GoPiGo is a complete kit to build your own robot car. GoPiGo works at the level you’re at — whether you are a parent looking for a smart, fun weekend project to do with your kid, a teacher looking for a way to increase engagement in your science course, or a grad student in need of a platform for your robotics research that requires mobility.

link: http://www.dexterindustries.com/gopigo/


Friday, January 22, 2016

Raspberry Pi and AVR Projects: Augmenting the Pi's ARM with the Atmel ATmega, ICs, and Sensors (Make)

Raspberry Pi and AVR Projects: Augmenting the Pi's ARM with the Atmel ATmega, ICs, and Sensors (Make)

As an incredibly cheap, credit-card sized computer, the Raspberry Pi is breaking down barriers by encouraging people of all ages to experiment with code and build new systems and objects; and this book provides readers with inspiring and insightful examples to explore and build upon. Written for intermediate to seasoned Raspberry Pi users, this book explores four projects from around the world, explained by their makers. These projects cover five major categories in the digital maker space: music, light, games, home automation, and the Internet of Things.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Raspberry Pi Networking Cookbook - Second Edition

Raspberry Pi Networking Cookbook - Second Edition

Key Features
  • Install, administer, and maintain your Raspberry Pi
  • Explore a new world of computing with this low cost, credit-card sized computer
  • Connect your Raspberry Pi to other devices on local networks and utilise IoT services
Book Description
With increasing interest in Maker Projects and the Internet of Things (IoT), students, scientists, and hobbyists are using the Raspberry Pi as a reliable, inexpensive platform to connect local devices to Internet services.

This book begins with recipes that are essential to installing the Raspberry Pi and configuring it for network access. Then it continues with recipes on installing common networking services such as firewalls and file sharing.

The final chapters include recipes for network monitoring, streaming data from the Raspberry Pi to IoT services, and using clusters of Raspberry Pis to store and analyze large volumes of data.

What you will learn
  • Install, update, and upgrade your Raspberry PI
  • Configure a firewall to protect your Raspberry Pi and other devices on your local area network
  • Set up file sharing, remote access, a web server, and your own wiki
  • Create a wireless access point and use it as an Internet gateway
  • Stream video, audio, and local device data to IoT services as well as your own websites
  • Control devices connected to the Raspberry Pi from your phone via the web
  • Create a giant video wall using multiple monitors and Raspberry Pis
About the Author
Rick Golden, in the summer of 1972, sat in the computer lab at SUNY Fredonia and completed his first CAI tutorial on programming in APL. He was 9 years old then.

He has been programming computers for over 40 years. He has designed and developed a multitude of projects, from low-level graphics and database drivers to large-volume e-commerce platforms.

At work, Rick is currently focused on developing software to improve healthcare by mining petabytes of healthcare claims to find opportunities to improve healthcare coordination. After work, Rick teaches 10-14 year olds how to program using Raspberry Pi computers.

Table of Contents
  1. Installation and Setup
  2. Administration
  3. Maintenance
  4. File Sharing
  5. Advanced Networking
  6. IoT – Internet of Things
  7. Clustering

Monday, January 4, 2016

Raspberry Pi Robotic Blueprints

Utilize the powerful ingredients of Raspberry Pi to bring to life your amazing robots that can act, draw, and have fun with laser tags

Raspberry Pi Robotic Blueprints

About This Book
  • Learn to implement a number of features offered by Raspberry Pi to build your own amazing robots
  • Understand how to add vision and voice to your robots.
  • This fast-paced practical guide comprises a number of creative projects to take your Raspberry Pi knowledge to the next level
Who This Book Is For
This all-encompassing guide was created for anyone who is interested in expanding their knowledge in applying the peripherals of Raspberry Pi. If you have a fancy for building complex-looking robots with simple, inexpensive, and readily available hardware, then this book is ideal for you. Prior understanding of Raspberry Pi with simple mechanical systems is recommended.

What You Will Learn
  • Add sensors to your robot so that it can sense the world around it
  • Know everything there is to know about accessing motors and servos to provide movement to the robotic platform
  • Explore the feature of adding vision to your robot so it can “see” the world around it
  • Refine your robot with the skill of speech recognition so that it can receive commands
  • Polish your robot by adding speech output so it can communicate with the world around it
  • Maximize the use of servos in Raspberry Pi to create a drawing robot
  • Strengthen your robot by adding wireless communication skills so you can see what the robot is seeing and control it from a distance
  • Build an unbelievable autonomous hexcopter controlled by Raspberry Pi
In Detail
The Raspberry Pi is a series of credit card-sized single-board computers developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation with the intention of promoting the teaching of basic computer science in schools. The Raspberry Pi is known as a tiny computer built on a single circuit board. It runs a Linux operating system, and has connection ports for various peripherals so that it can be hooked up to sensors, motors, cameras, and more. Raspberry Pi has been hugely popular among hardware hobbyists for various projects, including robotics.

This book gives you an insight into implementing several creative projects using the peripherals provided by Raspberry Pi. To start, we'll walk through the basic robotics concepts that the world of Raspberry Pi offers us, implementing wireless communication to control your robot from a distance. Next, we demonstrate how to build a sensible and a visionary robot, maximizing the use of sensors and step controllers. After that, we focus on building a wheeled robot that can draw and play hockey. To finish with a bang, we'll build an autonomous hexcopter, that is, a flying robot controlled by Raspberry Pi.

By the end of this book, you will be a maestro in applying an array of different technologies to create almost any imaginable robot.

Style and approach
This book is an easy-to-follow, project-based guide that throws you directly into the action of creating almost any imaginable robot through blueprints. It is full of step by step instructions and screenshots to help you build amazing robots in no time at all.