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Exploring the Raspberry Pi 2 with C++

by Warren Gay

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Publisher Description

You have a Pi 2, but what exactly can you do with it? This book takes you on a tour of the Pi 2 hardware and all of the fantastic things that you can do to create innovative and useful projects with your Pi. Start with creating a workstation that does actual work, and move into installing a custom kernel, creating a clock, learning the ins and outs of the GPIO interface, and pick up some useful C++ skills along the way. Warren Gay, author of Mastering the Raspberry Pi, takes you through a set of experiments to show just what the Pi 2 is capable of and how you can use it to make your own fantastic creations. What You Will Learn:

How to create an experimenter's workstation for the Pi 2, complete with breadboard and even Arduino

All the details of GPIO, including a custom command for working with it

Useful projects like a general purpose clock and the PiSpy

Quick intro to C++ for the Pi

How to make a multi-core webserver

Who this book is for:Intermediate electronics enthusiasts and Pi fans, makers, students, teachers, and everyone who wants to know how to make the Pi really work.

Author Biography

Warren Gay has been an electronics enthusiast since childhood and often dragged discarded TV sets home after school. In high school he learned to program the IBM-1130 and then pursued a career in software development at Ryerson Polytechnical, in Toronto. Since then he has worked professionally for over 30 years, mainly in C/C++, under Unix and Linux.

Meanwhile, the love of electronics has never faded since the early creation of his home-brewed Intel 8008 system in the 70's to the present day projects employing the Raspberry Pi. Warren also holds an advanced amateur radio license and was able to work the Mir space station (U2MIR) using packet radio in August 1991.

He's authored other books including Mastering Raspberry Pi for Apress, Sams Teach Yourself Linux in 24 Hours, Linux Socket Programming by Example, and Advanced Unix Programming.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Pi 2.- Chapter 2: Workstation.- Chapter 3: The Matrix.- Chapter 4: Installing a Kernel.- Chapter 5: GPIO gp Command.- Chapter 6: General Purpose Clock.- Chapter 7: Pulse Width Modulation.- Chapter 8: Physics of the GPIO Interface.- Chapter 9: PiSpy.- Chapter 10: Debouncing.- Chapter 11: Fast Track to C++.- Chapter 12: Multi-core Webserver.- Appendix A: GPIO Class, Part I.- Appendix B: GPIO Class, Part II.- Appendix C: GPIO Class, Part III.- Appendix D: MAX7219 Class.- Appendix E: Matrix Class.- Appendix F: MTop and Diskstat.- Appendix G: The Rest.

Product Details

Author
Warren Gay
Short Title
EXPLORING THE RASPBERRY PI 2 W
Publisher
Apress
Language
English
ISBN-10
1484217381
ISBN-13
9781484217382
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Edition Description
2015
Year
2015
Publication Date
2015-11-24
Pages
190
Edition
1st
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
37 Illustrations, color; 28 Illustrations, black and white; XIX, 190 p. 65 illus., 37 illus. in color.
Audience
Professional and Scholarly