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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

Preparing your Raspberry Pi board

Before going in too deep, let's prepare our Raspberry Pi board by installing the Jetty server for projects that will be discussed in this chapter.

Installing and configuring Jetty servelet engine

Jetty servlet engine is a lightweight server component that can be used to host web applications. Jetty servlet engine consumes less memory than an Apache server and it is great for saving resources on the Raspberry Pi.

You can learn more about Jetty by visiting It includes documentation, downloads, a Maven plugin, Eclipse tooling, mailing lists, Javadocs, tools, blogs, and much more that can help you to learn to use Jetty in your projects.

The following steps will guide you through installing and configuring...