You have a Pi 2, but what exactly can you do with it? This book takes you on a tour of the Pi 2 hardware and all of the fantastic things that you can do to create innovative and useful projects with your Pi. Start with creating a workstation that does actual work, and move into installing a custom kernel, creating a clock, learning the ins and outs of the GPIO interface, and pick up some useful C++ skills along the way.
Warren Gay, author of Mastering the Raspberry Pi , takes you through a set of experiments to show just what the Pi 2 is capable of and how you can use it to make your own fantastic creations.
What You Will Learn:
How to create an experimenter's workstation for the Pi 2, complete with breadboard and even Arduino
All the details of GPIO, including a custom command for working with it
Useful projects like a general purpose clock and the PiSpy
Quick intro to C++ for the Pi
How to make a multi-core webserver
Who this book is for: Intermediate electronics enthusiasts and Pi fans, makers, students, teachers, and everyone who wants to know how to make the Pi really work.
Chapter 1: Introduction to Pi 2.- Chapter 2: Workstation.- Chapter 3: The Matrix.- Chapter 4: Installing a Kernel.- Chapter 5: GPIO gp Command.- Chapter 6: General Purpose Clock.- Chapter 7: Pulse Width Modulation.- Chapter 8: Physics of the GPIO Interface.- Chapter 9: PiSpy.- Chapter 10: Debouncing.- Chapter 11: Fast Track to C++.- Chapter 12: Multi-core Webserver.- Appendix A: GPIO Class, Part I.- Appendix B: GPIO Class, Part II.- Appendix C: GPIO Class, Part III.- Appendix D: MAX7219 Class.- Appendix E: Matrix Class.- Appendix F: MTop and Diskstat.- Appendix G: The Rest.