NEW PRODUCT – Hacking the Raspberry Pi – Raspberry Pi is taking off like a rocket! You can use this amazing, dirt-cheap, credit card-sized computers 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:
Retro Console Video Game Station
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
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