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  • Configure Raspberry Pi using Python
  • Control loops to blink an LED using simple arithmetic operations
  • Understand how interface sensors, actuators, and LED displays work
  • Get to grips with every aspect of Python programming using practical examples
  • Explore machine vision, data visualization, and scientific computations
  • Build a mobile robot using the Raspberry Pi as the controller
  • Build a voice-activated home automation controller

Raspberry Pi Zero is a super-small and super-affordable product from Raspberry Pi that is packed with a plethora of features and has grabbed the notice of programmers, especially those who use Python.

This step-by-step guide will get you developing practical applications in Python using a Raspberry Pi Zero. It will become a valuable resource as you learn the essential details of interfacing sensors and actuators to a Raspberry Pi, as well as acquiring and displaying data.

You will get started by writing a Python program that blinks an LED at 1-second intervals. Then you will learn to write simple logic to execute tasks based upon sensor data (for example, to control a motor) and retrieve data from the web (such as to check e-mails to provide a visual alert). Finally, you will learn to build a home automation system with Python where different appliances are controlled using the Raspberry Pi.

The examples discussed in each chapter of this book culminate in a project that help improve the quality of people’s lives.

  • This is the first book on the market that teaches Python programming with Raspberry Pi Zero
  • Develop exciting applications such as a mobile robot and home automation controller using Python
  • This step-by-step guide helps you make the most out of Raspberry Pi Zero using Python programming
Page Count 312
Course Length 9 hours 21 minutes
ISBN 9781786467577
Date Of Publication 27 Apr 2017


Sai Yamanoor

Sai Yamanoor is an embedded systems engineer working for a private startup school in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he builds devices that help students achieve their full potential. He completed his undergraduate work in mechatronics engineering from Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore, India and his graduate studies in mechanical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA. His interests, deeply rooted in DIY and open software and hardware cultures, include developing gadgets and apps that improve the quality of life, Internet of Things, crowdfunding, education, and new technologies. In his spare time, he plays with various devices and architectures, such as the Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Galileo, Android devices and others. Sai has earlier published a book titled Raspberry Pi Mechatronics Projects.

Srihari Yamanoor

Srihari Yamanoor is a mechanical engineer, working on medical devices, sustainability, and robotics in the San Francisco Bay Area. He completed his undergraduate studies in mechanical engineering from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, India and graduate studies in mechanical engineering at Stanford University. He is certified in SolidWorks, simulation, sustainable design, PDM as well as in quality and reliability engineering and auditing. His has a wide range of interests, from DIY, crowdfunding, AI, travelling, photography to gardening and ecology.