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Banana Pro Blueprints

By : Tony Zhang
Book Image

Banana Pro Blueprints

By: Tony Zhang

Overview of this book

This book follows a tactical plan that will guide you through the implementation of Banana Pro and its configurations. You will then learn the various programming languages used with Banana Pi with the help of examples. In no time at all, you’ll be working on a wireless project that implements AirPlay servers, hotspots, and so on. Following this, you’ll develop a retro-style arcade kiosk game. Then we’ll move on to explore the multimedia features of Banana Pro by designing and building an enclosure for it. After this, you’ll learn to build a remote-controlled smart car and we’ll examine how to control a robotic arm. The book will conclude with the creation of a home sensor system that has the ability to expand or shrink to suit any home.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Banana Pro Blueprints
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

Setting up the frame for laser engraving

To set up the right frame for laser engraving, we first need to prepare all the requisite materials, and follow the required steps to assemble this frame.

Preparing materials

Since you will need many different and special materials, except the basic Banana Pro, I will explain them to you and give you a short description of each component. All the original design files of the laser engraver packages can be found on GitHub at

This GitHub repo includes the laser CPU hardware and frame mechanism designs. Other components, such as laser emitters, power adapters, and motors, can be found at online shops such as

  • The laser Central Processing Unit (CPU): This is used to drive the motors and provide power to other components such as the Banana Pro. It is AVR micro controller-based and can load code with the help of the Arduino IDE. The schematic and PCB design files can be found on GitHub, mentioned at...