Book Image

Raspberry Pi 3 Projects for Java Programmers

By : Rajdeep Chandra, John Sirach, Pradeeka Seneviratne
Book Image

Raspberry Pi 3 Projects for Java Programmers

By: Rajdeep Chandra, John Sirach, Pradeeka Seneviratne

Overview of this book

Raspberry Pi is a small, low cost and yet very powerful development platform. It is used to interact with attached electronics by the use of it's GPIO pins for multiple use cases, mainly Home Automation and Robotics. Our book is a project-based guide that will show you how to utilize the Raspberry Pi's GPIO with Java and how you can leverage this utilization with your knowledge of Java. You will start with installing and setting up the necessary hardware to create a seamless development platform. You will then straightaway start by building a project that will utilize light for presence detection. Next, you will program the application, capable of handling real time data using MQTT and utilize RPC to publish data to Further, you will build a wireless robot on top of the zuma chassis with the Raspberry Pi as the main controller. Lastly, you will end the book with advanced projects that will help you to create a multi-purpose IoT controller along with building a security camera that will perform image capture and recognize faces with the help of notifications. By the end of the book, you will be able to build your own real world usable projects not limited to Home Automation, IoT and/or Robotics utilizing logic, user and web interfaces.
Table of Contents (8 chapters)
Integrating a Real-Time IoT Dashboard

Introduction to and installing Fritzing

If you already know about Fritzing, you can skip this section and continue to the Bill of Materials section.

Fritzing is one of the most popular and most commonly used free and open source electronic schematics designers used by electronics hobbyists. This application also makes it very easy for beginners, as schematics are built using drawings from actual devices.

The community surrounding this application is very large, resulting in a lot of schematics made available for download and electronic parts being added at a large rate. I advise that after reading the book, you take a closer look at the community part as you will be able to build a lot of applications with the knowledge gained.

To install Fritzing, all we need to do is go to the Fritzing website at and click the Download link on the top of the website. The installation is explained in full detail...