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20 Easy Raspberry Pi Projects Book

Released April 17, 2018!

20 Easy Raspberry Pi Projects book is a beginner-friendly collection of electronics projects using the Raspberry Pi. The Raspberry Pi is a tiny and affordable computer, for beginners looking to make cool things right away. Projects are explained with full-color visuals and simple step-by-step instructions.


You can find the book in most online stores: Amazon.com, No Starch Press, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, Amazon.es, or any other book store.

Giveaway: we're giving away 30 Raspberry Pi GPIO Reference Cards to the first 30 readers that ordered/pre-ordered our new "20 Easy Raspberry Pi Projects" book and filled this form. If you've ordered/pre-ordered the book, you can send us your receipt. The first 30 people to do it will receive our RPi GPIO Reference Card.

Not Just Another Raspberry Pi Book...

Many Raspberry Pi Projects books lack the instructions required to build a functional project. That's not the case with our book! Each project contains detailed step by step instructions that anyone can follow. You won't get lost and you'll be able to build the projects yourself.

This is a compilation of interesting projects with real world applications. You'll build a home surveillance system, a smoke detector, learn how to control lamps remotely, build your own game, and much more. (Yes, these projects are suitable for beginners)

Note: the book is fully tested and compatible with the all Raspberry Pi boards (including the new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ board) and the latest Raspbian OS release.


Table Of Contents

What's covered in the book?

View the detailed Table Of Contents and download the code on GitHub.

Primer: Introduction
Getting Started
Setting Your Pi as a Desktop Computer
Getting Started with Programming

Part 1: LEDs
Project 1: Blinking an LED
Project 2: Pushbutton LED Flashlight
Project 3: Dimmer Switch
Project 4: User Interface for a Multicolor LED
Project 5: Rainbow Light Strip

Part 2: Displays
Project 6: An LCD Reminder
Project 7: Mini Weather Forecaster
Project 8: Pong with a SenseHAT
Project 9: All-in-one Weather Sensor Station

Part 3: Sensors
Project 10: Intruder Alarm with Email Notifications
Project 11: Gas and Smoke Alarm
Project 12: Temperature and Humidity Data Logger

Part 4: Cameras
Project 13: Burglar Detector with Photo Capture
Project 14: Home Surveillance Camera

Part 5: Web Applications
Project 15: Building Your First Website
Project 16: Connecting Your Electronics to the Web
Project 17: Internet of Things Control Center with Node-RED

Part 6: Playing
Project 18: Digital Drum Set
Project 19: Make a Game in Scratch: Hungry Monkey
Project 20: Wi-Fi Remote-Controlled Robot

Appendix A: Raspberry Pi GPIO Pin Guide

Appendix B: Decoding Resistor Values


About the Authors

Hey there, I’m Rui Santos, founder of the Random Nerd Tutorials blog. For the last one year and a half I’ve been working on the “20 Easy Raspberry Pi Projects” book. My aim with this book is to get everyone interested in computing, programming and electronics by building cool projects with the Raspberry Pi.

This is a true projects book: we show you step by step how to build the projects and explain all the building process including Python scripts, Linux commands, etc... In the end, you’ll be able to apply the concepts learned throughout the course to give life to your own project ideas.

If you like my tutorials and courses, you’ll certainly like this book. I’ve used the same approach I use in my projects: clear step by step instructions, with schematics, code, and code explanations. A great addition to this book is that it was reviewed and layed out by professional editors, and printed in high quality paper in full color!

Rui Santos RandomNerdTutorials.com

Hi! I’m Sara and I’ve worked with Rui in the writing and production of this amazing book. Many people associate the Raspberry Pi as something difficult to work with. But it isn’t! This book shows you how easy it is to create interesting projects with the Pi by covering a lot of different subjects.

This is not all about the projects, but the skills you acquire in programming and electronics that will enable you to build all kinds of applications on your own. I really enjoyed putting together these 20 projects for the Raspberry Pi. I hope you enjoy them too.

Sara Santos RandomNerdTutorials.com

20 Easy Raspberry Pi Projects Book

You can find the book in most online stores: Amazon.com, No Starch Press, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, Amazon.es, or any other book store.


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