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Raspberry Pi Zero Cookbook

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Raspberry Pi Zero Cookbook

Overview of this book

The Raspberry Pi Zero, one of the most inexpensive, fully-functional computers available, is a powerful and revolutionary product developed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. The Raspberry Pi Zero opens up a new world for the makers out there. This book will give you expertise with the Raspberry Pi Zero, providing all the necessary recipes that will get you up and running. In this book, you will learn how to prepare your own circuits rather than buying the expensive add–ons available in the market. We start by showing you how to set up and manage the Pi Zero and then move on to configuring the hardware, running it with Linux, and programming it with Python scripts. Later, we integrate the Raspberry Pi Zero with sensors, motors, and other hardware. You will also get hands-on with interesting projects in media centers, IoT, and more.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Raspberry Pi Zero Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback

Chapter 1. Kick-Start Your Raspberry Pi Zero

In this chapter, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Understanding the standard connectors and test points

  • Reviewing power supply requirements

  • Choosing an operating system to install

  • Writing to an SD card with NOOBS

  • Using Windows to write a Raspbian image to an SD card

  • Using OS X to validate a Raspbian image and write it to an SD card

  • Using Ubuntu 16.04 to validate a Raspbian image and write it to an SD card

  • Identifying RCA solder points for analog video connections

  • Adding a USB extension over a USB OTG connector

  • Connecting to displays and changing the configuration settings

  • Logging in to the RPZ desktop for the first time, creating users, and rebooting