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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 adafruit.io. 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)
4
Integrating a Real-Time IoT Dashboard

Summary

In this chapter, you have learned how to build a wirelessly-controlled robot with the Zumo chassis kit. The quick learning curve presented how to assemble the Zumo chassis kit with the Raspberry Pi 3 and a motor driver to drive two gear motors and form the engine. Also, you connected to the robot using the PuTTY terminal installed on your computer with SSH. The built-in Wi-Fi module of the Raspberry Pi 3 allowed you to connect wirelessly from your computer, and then you execute the jar file located in the SD card of the Pi through SSH, using the keyboard.

You can connect an external Wi-Fi antenna to the Raspberry Pi 3 to achieve long-range connectivity with your Wi-Fi network, but it will violate FCC regulations.

The Chapter 6, Building a Multipurpose IoT Controller, shows how to build a multipurpose IoT controller with simple web services and a SQLite database. This project allows you to gather and store...