Hacking Raspberry Pi

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  • Copyright: 10/20/2013
  • Publisher: Que Publishing
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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

Author Biography

Timothy L. Warner has helped thousands of beginners succeed with technology in business and in schools. Until recently a digital media specialist with Pearson Technology Group, he worked in various facets of information technology, including systems administration, software architecture, and technical training. He is the author of The Unauthorized Guide to iPhone, iPad, and iPod Repair.

Table of Contents

Part I. Hardware Foundations

1. What is Raspberry Pi?

2. Hardware Components Quick Start

3. A Tour of Raspbery Pi Peripheral Devices


Part II. Software Foundations

4. Installing and Configuring Raspbian

5. Linux Fundamentals

6. Networking Raspberry Pi

7. Programming Raspberry Pi


Part III. Basic Raspberry Pi Projects

8. A Raspberry Pi Media Center

9. A Raspberry Pi Retro Game Station

10. A Raspberry Pi Firewall and Personal VPN

11. A Raspberry Pi Web Server

12. A Raspberry Pi Webcam/Time Lapse Device

13. A Raspberry Pi Picture Frame


Part IV. Hacking the Raspberry Pi

14. CPU Overclocking

15. Linking Raspberry Pi with Arduino

16. Delving into Robotics


Appendix A. Compendium of Raspberry Pi Resources

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