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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

Hardware requirements

If you are really serious about running your Raspberry Pi from batteries, you will have to prepare a budget for some extra equipment. These requirements will not clear out your bank account, but I will also include more expensive solutions and their benefits. This chapter is based on the minimum required equipment, which I typically use.

The minimum requirements are as follows:

  • A battery charging station

  • NiMH battery packs

  • A voltage regulator

These are the minimum parts required to get a fairly decent and safe battery power source.

The battery charging station and voltage regulator can be reused for years to come, and the only further expense will be new batteries or higher quality equipment parts.

The remaining chapter will use these parts as my test rig, and the estimated price of each component is as follows:

  • Charger: IMAX B6 (35 EUR/40 USD)

  • Batteries: 2 x 1500 mAh 6.0V NiMH High power series (18 EUR/22 USD)

  • Voltage regulator: 3 A/5 A UBEC with capacitor (4 EUR/6 USD)