Raspberry Pi Robotic Projects [NOOK Book]

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Robotics development is accelerating, and an amazing array of new hardware and software capabilities are available to anyone with an interest in the area. Robots will soon be a part of our everyday life, and it will soon be as important to know how they work as it is to know how a computer works. Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized, fully capable PC that can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, such as ...

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Overview

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Robotics development is accelerating, and an amazing array of new hardware and software capabilities are available to anyone with an interest in the area. Robots will soon be a part of our everyday life, and it will soon be as important to know how they work as it is to know how a computer works. Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized, fully capable PC that can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, such as spreadsheets, word processing, and games.

This book starts with the essentials of turning on the basic hardware. It provides the capability to interpret your commands and have your robot initiate actions. By the time you are through, you’ll have robots that can speak, listen, and move in a number of amazing ways.

This book is a step-by-step projects guide to unlocking some complex and interesting capabilities of Raspberry Pi. Teaching you to use Raspberry Pi from scratch, this book will discuss a wide range of capabilities that can be achieved with it. These capabilities include voice recognition, human-like speech simulation, computer vision, motor control, GPS location, and wireless control. You will then learn how to combine these capabilities to create your own robotics projects.

By the time you have completed this book, you will be able to use Raspberry Pi to create some complex and fascinating robotics projects with a vast array of capabilities.

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This book is for enthusiasts who want to use Raspberry Pi to build complex robotics projects. However, some programming background is recommended. With the aid of the step-by-step instructions in this book, you can construct complex robotics projects that can move, talk, listen, see, swim, or fly.

Who this book is for

Raspberry Pi Robotic Projects is an easy-to-follow, step-by-step projects guide packed full of examples of actual robotics projects. Each topic is explained in detail to make it easy to replicate the projects described.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849694339
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/21/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Sales rank: 722,642
  • File size: 33 MB
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Meet the Author

Dr. Richard Grimmett has always been fascinated by computers and electronics from his very first programming project that used Fortran on punch cards. He has a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Electrical Engineering and a PhD in Leadership Studies. He also has 26 years of experience in the Radar and Telecommunications industries, and even has one of the original brick phones. He now teaches Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Brigham Young University, Idaho, where his office is filled with his many robotics projects.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2014

    Together with the book, students will be taken step-by-step thro

    Together with the book, students will be taken step-by-step through the process of building one, from installing the libraries needed to access the GPIO pins to configuring a wireless adapter to some suggestions (not explicit instructions) on how to construct the bot's body. When you have finished, you will have a working robot that you can log into and control remotely via command line, with the possibility of using a shell or a Python script. All course participants will receive an electronic copy of the book to go along with the course. If you would like to do something impressive with your Pi, but learn better from seeing and hearing rather than reading, this course is for you!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2014

    Covers what you would expect from a robotics books. As far as pr

    Covers what you would expect from a robotics books. As far as projects go it takes you through specific build stages of a robot instead of focusing on different types of builds, which i personally found useful to apply to other projects. I thought the last chapter was really good on ' Land, sea and Air'.

    Overall, for people who learn by doing, this book will definitely hit the mark, it delivers good value with lots of interesting and stimulating build stages.

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  • Posted June 23, 2014

    This book is an extensive introduction to robotic projects using

    This book is an extensive introduction to robotic projects using the Raspberry PI, from the skies (quad copers + arduino) to under the sea, passing through land and sail. But of course, it will cover the background work necessary to fully mobilize your board and explore the world, for that it will use voice, image recognition, WiFi and even GPS data to exactly locate where your robot is and provide a communication both ways.

    But if that is not enough, you can also learn to automate its route using ROS (Robot Operative System) on top of Raspbian to set specific guides and then plot that to the map of coordinates provided by a cellular dongle.

    This book is really didactic and will guide you through with lots of images, as well as providing you with many more ideas of how to proceed looking for information using internet. 

    As it is, I can consider its target people as intermedium to advanced users of the board, which I could be a big drawbacks if you are thinking of this book and you are new in the scene. Also, as trying to cover as many really interesting topics as mentioned before, it just touches the surface of what else can be done with the couple hardware/software.

    Nonetheless, I should totally go for this book and start making amazing robotic projects. 

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