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Raspberry Pi Robotics Essentials

By : Richard Grimmett
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Raspberry Pi Robotics Essentials

By: Richard Grimmett

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Raspberry Pi Robotics Essentials
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Chapter 1. Configuring and Programming Raspberry Pi

Robots are beginning to infiltrate our world. They come in all shapes and sizes, with a wide range of capabilities. And, just like the evolution of the personal computer before them, much of what is happening in the robot development world is coming from hobbyists and do-it-yourselfers that are using a new generation of inexpensive hardware and free, open source software to build machines with all kinds of amazing capabilities. In this book, you will learn how to build robots by building a robot, a four-legged quadruped with sensor and vision capabilities. The skills you will learn, however, can also be used on a wide variety of walking, rolling, swimming, or flying robots.

In this chapter, you'll learn:

  • How to configure your Raspberry Pi, the control center of your robot, with the Raspbian operating system

  • How to set up a remote development environment so you can program your robot

  • Basic programming skills in both Python and C so you can both create and edit the programs your robot will need to do all those amazing things