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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

Installing software on a PC

To make sure that Banana Pro can control the X/Y motor, we need the G code as the controlling reference. A very easy-to-use software called Inkscape for PCs can be used as our G code generator without the need for any compiling process. After configuring the Banana Pro, we will move to our PC to install some necessary software so that we can generate the G code and load the driving code into the laser CPU. Since all the software to be installed, explained in the following sections, has multiple OS versions, here, we will showcase only the Windows version. However, if you're using the Mac OS X or a Linux version, it is also acceptable.

Installing Inkscape

Download Inkscape at and choose the corresponding version according to your own Windows operating system version.

After downloading it, we will get an .exe file named Inkscape-XXXXXXX.exe. Then, we can double-click the installing file and follow the installing wizard to complete...