No, this book doesn’t have 412 pages of raspberry fruit pie recipes. But it does teach you basic principles to help you use your Raspberry Pi with new, developing technologies. It’s a great addition to the Getting Started with Raspberry Pi book and is an excellent next step for your Raspberry Pi needs.
The “recipes” in this book are all different tutorials on how to run your credit-card sized computer with Linux, program it with Python, hook up sensors, motors, and other hardware.
This book will teach you how to:
Set up and manage your Raspberry Pi
Connect the Pi to a network
Work with its Linux-based operating system
Use the Pi’s ready-made software
Program Raspberry Pi with Python
Control hardware through the GPIO connector
Use Raspberry Pi to run different types of motors
Work with switches, keypads, and other digital inputs
Hook up sensors for taking various measurements
Attach different displays, such as an LED matrix
Create dynamic projects with Raspberry Pi and Arduino
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.