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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 and mention some tips for your MusicBox. You may not need to change many things, but it is always good to know what choices we have:

  • Device name: This is the name of your Raspberry Pi Zero W board in your local network. The default name is MusicBox, so if for any reason you want to change it, go ahead. Notice that the URL that we were using had the name MusicBox, so if you change this, you will need to visit a different URL according to the name.
  • Autoplay URL: Here you can insert a URL so that the Raspberry Pi Zero W board can start playing a radio station or stream when the device boots up. Consider that you might have to increase the waiting time a bit so that the boot-up process is complete before the initiation of the MusicBox.
  • Wait time: Here is the time that the MusicBox waits before starting to play the URL. As...