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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)

Installing MotionPie

MotionPie is a great solution for many different projects when a camera is involved. To install MotionPie, refer to the following steps:

  1. First, we have to download and format our SD card with the appropriate software:
Download the latest release from the GitHub repository and format your SD card. The link to the repository is If you do not remember how to format your SD card, further reference from Chapter 1, Introduction to Raspberry Pi Zero W, where Raspberry Pi Zero W was introduced and go through the instructions once again.
  1. Next, insert your SD card and boot up your board.
  2. We now need to find the IP address or hostname of the Raspberry Pi board. If you are an advanced user, skip this step else, follow the instructions:
  • For Windows users, go to the network, then file explorer, and you should see a computer...