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The world of Raspberry Pi is evolving quickly, with many new interface boards and software libraries becoming available all the time. In this cookbook, prolific hacker and author Simon Monk provides more than 200 practical recipes for running this tiny low-cost computer with Linux, programming it with Python, and hooking up sensors, motors, and other hardware—including Arduino.

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Average Rating: 4 out of 5 rating Based on 1 Rating

"Very Good Book for Rasperry Pi" - by Tobias hochguertel on 22-SEP-2013
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Helped me a lt to Discover and understand the Rasperry Pi Solutions for Connecting external Electronic. Also realy  helpfull was the Part about andruino and what exactly the different is. My Knowledge was increased realy fast with an New thinking ad understanding.

I Lie really the beginning Charters, they where first iritating me but then i thinked very Good Idea from the view of an really beginner User without Linux expierence. As an Professional Software Developer, whith poor expirence in Python, it was nice to See that the Linux introduction was followed with an introduction to Python Language. This Charter Matches the Language difference to Other languages and are helpfully to learn fast an Not well known Software developing Language.

What I Hope for the finished Version of the Book is, that you will add an Chapter about connecting "yet" not already from the Community Done Things, all the Shown connected Things are often discued in the Internet. - but don't understand me Fail, you have clearified All Things! the Most Descriptions in the Internet hab a Huge lag of informations. You filled them and added also the Important Infos like what s behind the circum, or that there is an Build in Circum which we have to Check.
An Example which will met my Hope is that you can Show us how to (Receive data and send data) from an external device, Wireless! Not wifi, but something else like, receiving Data from an Temperaturen Sensor which issn't connected to an Rasperry Pi or Adruino ( or both ) connected. Like standalone Wifi Sensors, but something basicly with poor Electronic Elements on the Sensor side. And on the Rasperry Pi we have wired connected an Wifi Module which Receives the Data and Python to done the application logic.

An Really Good Book, Till now!

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