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Raspberry Pi Zero W Wireless Projects

By : Vasilis Tzivaras
Book Image

Raspberry Pi Zero W Wireless Projects

By: Vasilis Tzivaras

Overview of this book

The Raspberry Pi has always been the go–to, lightweight ARM-based computer. The recent launch of the Pi Zero W has not disappointed its audience with its $10 release. "W" here stands for Wireless, denoting that the Raspberry Pi is solely focused on the recent trends for wireless tools and the relevant use cases. This is where our book—Raspberry Pi Zero W Wireless Projects—comes into its own. Each chapter will help you design and build a few DIY projects using the Raspberry Pi Zero W board. First, you will learn how to create a wireless decentralized chat service (client-client) using the Raspberry Pi's features?. Then you will make a simple two-wheel mobile robot and control it via your Android device over your local Wi-Fi network. Further, you will use the board to design a home bot that can be connected to plenty of devices in your home. The next two projects build a simple web streaming security layer using a web camera and portable speakers that will adjust the playlist according to your mood. You will also build a home server to host files and websites using the board. Towards the end, you will create free Alexa voice recognition software and an FPV Pi Camera, which can be used to monitor a system, watch a movie, spy on something, remotely control a drone, and more. By the end of this book, you will have developed the skills required to build exciting and complex projects with Raspberry Pi Zero W.
Table of Contents (11 chapters)

Introduction to Raspberry Pi Zero W

Raspberry Pi Zero W is a new product from the Raspberry Pi Zero family. In early 2017, the Raspberry Pi community announced a new board with a wireless extension. It offers wireless functionality and now anyone can develop their own project without cables or other components. Comparing the new board with Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, we can easily see that it is much smaller, with many possibilities for the Internet of Things. However, what is a Raspberry Pi Zero W, and why do you need it? Let's go through the rest of the family and introduce the new board. In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • An overview of the Raspberry Pi family
  • An introduction to the new Raspberry Pi Zero W
  • Distributions
  • Distributors
  • Common issues