Raspberry Pi Mechatronics Projects HOTSHOT

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  • Prototype electronic circuits to solve problems using the Raspberry Pi
  • Learn simple prototyping tools such as a laser cutter to build mechanisms that interface with the Raspberry Pi
  • Interface with standard development platforms such as the Arduino and different operating systems
  • Build simple tools that will help you in your day-to-day life
  • Learn the nuts and bolts details of mechatronic system development through examples like a Christmas light controller and a personal health monitor
  • Get to grips with the practical implementation of robotics and home automation
  • Troubleshoot problems that arise during the implementation of your projects

A mechatronic system is an integration of mechanical and electronic systems designed to simplify or automate a repetitive task. The Raspberry Pi is one such low cost, low power consuming, miniature computer that can act as the brain for different types of applications.

Through 12 accessible and well-demonstrated projects, you will learn how to effectively identify and leverage the best components for your design. Beginning with a simple example of interfacing the Pi with an Arduino, you will delve into more complex projects. From a Weasley weather clock to a line-following robot, a pet monitor to a fun arcade game, you will implement powerful and entertaining projects to master the Raspberry Pi in and out.

  • Design mechatronic systems using Raspberry Pi as the “brain”
  • Impress your friends by building cool robots and interactive tools with the Raspberry Pi
  • Project-based, practical approach to design and develop your own applications
Page Count 250
Course Length 7 hours 30 minutes
ISBN 9781849696227
Date Of Publication 26 Feb 2015


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.