Practical Raspberry Pi takes you quickly through the hardware and software basics of the Raspberry Pi. Author Brendan Horan then gets you started on a series of fun and practical projects, including a simple temperature sensor, a media center, a real-time clock, and even a security monitoring device, all of which require minimal programming experience.
Along with these projects, you'll learn all about the Raspberry Pi hardware, including how it can be so powerful and still so small and inexpensive, why it's so suitable as a video player, and how you can customize it for different tasks, including running different operating systems on it, including Android and RISC OS.
What you'll learn:
An overview of Raspberry Pi hardware
How to get your Pi up and running with Linux
How to use your Pi for sensing temperature and driving a simple character LCD
How to create a media player with your Raspberry Pi
How to use your Pi as a serial console server
How to set up your Pi to be a security monitoring device
Other operating systems for your Pi, including Gentoo, Android, and RISC OS