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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)


In this section, we will go through some settings that we can change to make it work and set this up in our local network. After that, the MusicBox player should be operating in your network and everything should be connected. Let's look at the following settings:

  • Network name: This name is actually the SSID or the name of your Wi-Fi network. It can be changed from your router interface by visiting the URL in most of the cases. If not, check your manual for the appropriate URL of your router.
  • Wi-Fi password: Obviously, this is the field where you have to place the Wi-Fi password of your network. Once more, the password can be changed by visiting the link that we visited earlier. For many reasons, it is important to always add a strong password that includes letters, capital letters, symbols, and numbers randomly.
  • Workgroup: This field is the...