Hands-On Robotics Programming with C++

By Dinesh Tavasalkar
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  1. Section 1: Getting Started with wiringPi on a Raspberry Pi

About this book

C++ is one of the most popular legacy programming languages for robotics, and a combination of C++ and robotics hardware is used in many leading industries. This book will bridge the gap between Raspberry Pi and C/C++ programming and enable you to develop applications for Raspberry Pi. You'll even be able to implement C programs in Raspberry Pi with the WiringPi library.

The book will guide you through developing a fully functional car robot and writing programs to move it in different directions. You’ll then create an obstacle-avoiding robot using an ultrasonic sensor. In addition to this, you’ll find out how to control the robot wirelessly using your PC or Mac. This book will also help you work with object detection and tracking using OpenCV, and guide you through exploring face detection techniques. Finally, you will create an Android app and control the robot wirelessly with an Android smartphone.

By the end of this book, you will have gained experience in developing a robot using Raspberry Pi and C/C++ programming.

Publication date:
March 2019


Section 1: Getting Started with wiringPi on a Raspberry Pi

In this section, you will first be introduced to the basics of Raspberry Pi and learn how to install the Raspbian OS on your Raspberry Pi. Next, you will work with the wiringPi library and execute your first C program on Raspberry Pi.

The following chapters are included in this section:

About the Author

  • Dinesh Tavasalkar

    Dinesh Tavasalkar is a trainer and online instructor from India. He has trained more than 8,000+ students on topics related to robotics, Internet of Things, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Android app development, augmented reality, and virtual reality. Dinesh's online courses have been undertaken by 25,000+ people on Udemy from more than 150+ countries. Some of his popular courses on Udemy include Robotics for beginners, Smartphone Control Robot using Arduino and Android, Build Augmented Reality apps using Unity and Vuforia, and Build Virtual Reality games for Google Cardboard using Unity. He also runs a YouTube channel called EngineersDream, where he teaches Android application development.

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