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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)

Music on Pi

Our Raspberry Pi Zero W board is a Linux computer that allows us to do almost whatever we want as we had a Linux desktop computer in front of us. So, to upload music to our Raspberry Pi Zero W, we can use the old fashion way of using USB devices and transfer a huge amount of songs and playlists. On the other hand, we can use the following command to directly download songs from YouTube:

Youtube-dl <youtube-link>  

If you see any error messages, it is probably because you do not have youtube-dl installed. You can do this easily by typing the following command:

sudo apt-get install youtube-dl  

Now, you should be fine and ready to download music from your YouTube account directly to your Raspberry Pi Zero W. youtube-dl software have many options and you might want to view details about it using the manual page. To open and read any manual page in a Linux system...