Create complex robotics projects using Packt’s new book and eBook

March 2014 | Enterprise

Packt is pleased to announce the publication of its new book Raspberry Pi Robotic Projectsby Richard Grimmett, an easy guide to help readers unlock some of the complex and interesting capabilities of Raspberry Pi. The print book comes in at 278 pages and is competitively priced at $44.99, while the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $21.59.

About the author:
Richard Grimmett has a Bachelor's and Master's degree in electrical engineering and a PhD in leadership studies. He has 26 years of experience in the radar and telecommunications. He now teaches computer science and electrical engineering at Brigham Young University, Idaho, where his office is filled with his many robotic projects.

Robotics is a confluence science using the continuing advancements of mechanical engineering, material science, sensor fabrication, manufacturing techniques, and advanced algorithms. The study and practice of robotics exposes a dabbler or professional to hundreds of different avenues of study. The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It is a capable little computer that can be used in electronics projects, and for many of the things that your desktop PC does such as spreadsheets, word processing, and games.

Raspberry Pi Robotic Projects is an easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide packed full of examples of actual robotics projects. The book provides readers with the capability to get their robot to interpret their commands and initiate actions. This practical guide teaches readers to use Raspberry Pi from scratch, including the essentials of turning on the basic hardware. Reader learn a wide range of capabilities such as voice recognition, human-like speech simulation, computer vision, motor control, GPS location, and wireless control. The book also shows readers how to combine these capabilities to create robotics projects.

Raspberry Pi Robotic Projects covers the following essential topics:

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Raspberry Pi
Chapter 2: Programming Raspberry Pi
Chapter 3: Providing Speech Input and Output
Chapter 4: Adding Vision to Raspberry Pi
Chapter 5: Creating Mobile Robots on Wheels
Chapter 6: Making the Unit Very Mobile – Controlling the Movement of a Robot with Legs
Chapter 7: Avoiding Obstacles Using Sensors
Chapter 8: Going Truly Mobile – The Remote Control of Your Robot
Chapter 9: Using a GPS Receiver to Locate Your Robot
Chapter 10: System Dynamics
Chapter 11: By Land, Sea, and Air

About Packt:
Packt is one of the most prolific and fast-growing tech book publishers in the world. Originally focused on open source software, Packt books focuses on practicality, recognising that readers are ultimately concerned with getting the job done. Packt’s digitally-focused business model allows them to publish up-to-date books in very specific areas.

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