By Ruth Suehle, Tom Callaway

With greater than 60 functional and artistic hacks, this e-book is helping you switch Raspberry Pi into the center-piece of a few cool electronics tasks. are looking to create a controller for a digicam or a robotic? arrange Linux distributions for media facilities or PBX cellphone platforms? That’s just the start of what you’ll locate inside of Raspberry Pi Hacks.

If you’re trying to construct both a software program or undertaking with extra computing strength than Arduino on my own gives you, Raspberry Pi is simply the price tag. And the hacks during this booklet offers you plenty of nice ideas.

  • Use configuration hacks to get extra from your Pi
  • Build your personal net server or distant print server
  • Take the Pi open air to observe your backyard or keep watch over vacation lights
  • Connect with SETI or build an amazing Halloween costume
  • Hack the Pi’s Linux OS to aid extra complicated projects
  • Decode audio/video codecs or make your individual track player
  • Achieve a low-weight payload for aerial photography
  • Build a Pi computing device cluster or a solar-powered lab

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Hack 30. proportion documents with Samba Hack 31. Use Your Raspberry Pi as a distant Print Server Hack 32. Make Calls with a Raspberry Pi Asterisk cellphone process Hack 33. construct your personal net Server Hack 34. regulate a LEGO robotic Hack 35. (Appear to) continue to exist a Gaping Chest Wound Hack 36. search for extraterrestrial beings ninety six ninety seven ninety nine 102 107 111 111 117 121 127 134 a hundred and fifty 157 four. Hacking the outside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . a hundred sixty five Hack 37. inform the Temperature outdoor (Without Going in the market) one hundred sixty five Hack 38. money in your vegetation 172 Hack 39. Make Your Pi waterproof (with a Case) 176 Hack forty. Make Your Pi waterproof (Without a Case) 178 Hack forty-one. locate Geocaches out of your motor vehicle 182 Hack forty two. See the sunshine 188 Hack forty three. take heed to plane Transponders 198 Hack forty four. regulate Aerial images 204 Hack forty five. Have the easiest vacation lighting reveal 219 five. Multimedia Hacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hack forty six. Play Video documents Hack forty seven. permit extra Video formats Hack forty eight. construct a Pi MusicBox Hack forty nine. flip Your Pi right into a Radio Hack 50. regulate the Pi through Touchscreen Hack fifty one. Emulate vintage game Consoles Hack fifty two. attach a DSLR Hack fifty three. organize a Photobooth Hack fifty four. flip Your Pi right into a Tiny Media middle Hack fifty five. Watch videos within the Backseat of Your vehicle 227 227 231 232 244 247 255 258 262 269 277 6. expand Your Pi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287 Hack fifty six. regulate GPIO from an internet Browser 287 Hack fifty seven. upload a Tiny display 290 Hack fifty eight. attach Arduino Shields on your Raspberry Pi 292 Hack fifty nine. keep an eye on a 3D Printer 312 Hack 60. upload a Numeric Keypad 316 vi desk OF CONTENTS Hack sixty one. upload a warmth Sink Hack sixty two. permit the Raspberry Pi digital camera on Pidora Hack sixty three. construct a Solar-Powered Lab Hack sixty four. construct a MIDI Controller (on the inexpensive! ) Hack sixty five. construct a Raspberry Pi Supercomputer 322 324 326 329 337 Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345 desk OF CONTENTS vii to the creativity and exuberance of hobbyists, who see the Pi as a great way to attach sensors, actuators, screens, and the community to construct cool new issues. the place for the 1st yr of the undertaking Liz’s weblog posts defined paintings that used to be being performed by means of us as we struggled first to layout the Pi after which to construct sufficient of them to maintain with call for, this present day nearly all of her posts are approximately what you've been doing with the Pi. It’s demanding to choose favorites from the sizeable variety of initiatives that we’ve noticeable and featured at the web site. As an unreformed area cadet, those that stand out so much in my brain are Dave Akerman’s high-altitude ballooning and Cristos Vasilas’s astrophotography experiments. Dave’s paintings specifically provides to place an area software in the budgetary succeed in of each fundamental university within the constructed global and is a part of a broader development towards utilizing the Pi to educate youngsters not only approximately desktop programming, yet concerning the entire variety of STEM (science, know-how, engineering, and arithmetic) topics. one other nice improvement during this zone used to be Mojang’s determination on the finish of 2012 to port Minecraft to the Pi, developing the scriptable Minecraft Pi version and spawning a wide range of academic software program initiatives.

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