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Raspberry Pi 2 Server Essentials

By : Piotr J Kula
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Raspberry Pi 2 Server Essentials

By: Piotr J Kula

Overview of this book

There’s no end to what you can do with a Raspberry Pi – it makes a huge range of tech projects possible. This book shows you how to transform it into a multipurpose web server, able to store and manage resources that lets you build some truly innovative and impressive computing creations. You’ll learn how to use your Raspberry Pi 2 to host a website using a range of different languages, host a game server, store files, and run everything from a media center to a cloud network. If you want to take control of your technological world, start building your own server and find out what’s possible with the Raspberry Pi microcomputer. Begin by getting your Pi set up – follow each step as the book shows you how to prepare a network and configure the additional features that you’ll need to build your projects. Once you’ve done this you’ll dig a little deeper and set up your pi as a file server, making sure it’s built for speed using a range of different tools, including Python, Node.js and ASP.NET. Following this the book shows you how to extend your server to allow you to host games, and stream live HD video before customizing it even further to create a fully-fledged media center. It doesn’t stop there however – the book then dives into the exciting world of the Internet of Things (IoT). You’ll learn how to install Windows IoT onto your Raspberry Pi, the operating system that’s driving embedded software projects all around the world. Once you’ve done this you’ll be ready to explore IoT further, as the book shows you how to use your device to host a cloud network that can form the basis of a wider IoT project.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Raspberry Pi 2 Server Essentials
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Accurate data using Arduino

The Raspberry Pi typically runs on event-driven Operating Systems. This mean that a queue of events gets processed by the processor as fast as the processor can handle it. Unfortunately, even if your processor is idle, there is still an overhead in the event system that causes significant problems with real-time sensors or applications.

There are real-time Operating Systems for the Raspberry Pi, but this will severely limit the capabilities that you have learned to use and love. Real-time Operating systems guarantee that an action, such as some code, will be completed in the predefined time. A very popular Operating System for these types of simple yet extremely accurate tasks is the Arduino family IC. They are amongst the best for doing millions of tasks over and in a very precise time.

We will look at some examples of how an Arduino IC will help you gather data by showing a use case of building a weather station.