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Raspberry Pi 3 Projects for Java Programmers

By : Rajdeep Chandra, John Sirach, Pradeeka Seneviratne
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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

Waveshare HDMI display

The Waveshare 10.1 inch HDMI LCD display is an ideal solution for building your digital photo frame. The display has the following features:

  • HDMI, VGA, and AV (CVBS) multi-video interfaces
  • Video source can be selected from the built-in OSD menu using control buttons
  • Screen resolution is 1024 x 600, which is Wide Super VGA (WSVGA)

The most expensive hardware you need for this project is the Waveshare 10.1 inch HDMI display. However, you can use any display that has a HDMI interface to connect with your Raspberry Pi.

The Waveshare display is pre-assembled in acrylic and further assembled on an acrylic mounting sheet with a screen controller board. The screen controller board is connected to the screen using a ribbon cable. It also offers a 12V, 2 A EU power supply, mounting bolts, and screen stand:

Figure 3-1: Waveshare display (front view). Image credits: courtesy of ModMyPi (https://www...