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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)

Weather station

Before you get started, you have to connect the Sense HAT module with your Raspberry Pi Zero W. Usually, Raspberry Pi Zero and Zero W come with non-soldered pins, so, if you haven't changed anything and haven't installed anything else, you will probably have to solder a GPIO pin extension to which you can install your Sense HAT easily. It is really up to you to set up this module, depending on your project and your hardware.

To start, let's update our Raspberry Pi Zero W board with the latest programs and updates. In the Raspberry Pi Zero and Zero W board, there are some issues, and updates are necessary. First, run the following command to update your Raspberry with the latest packages:

sudo apt-get update  

Now, run the following command to upgrade your operating system to the latest one:

sudo apt-get upgrade  

Now, run the following command to...