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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

Raspberry Pi camera module

The Raspberry Pi camera module (Figure 7-1) helps you to make still photographs and high definition videos with all models of Raspberry Pi. The latest version of the camera module is V2.1 at the time of writing this book, but all previous versions should work with this project. The camera module offers the following features: Sony IMX219 8-megapixel sensor:

  • Supports 1080p30, 720p60, and VGA90 video modes
  • Supports still capture
Figure 7-1: Raspberry Pi camera module V2.1. Image credits: SparkFun electronics.

Connecting the camera module to the Raspberry Pi

All Raspberry Pi models offer a CSI port to attach the camera module through a 15 cm ribbon cable. Figure 7-2 shows a camera module...