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Raspberry Pi Zero W Wireless Projects

By : Vasilis Tzivaras
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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)


Previously, we went through a detailed project guide on how to set up and configure our Raspberry Pi Zero W board for hosting our personal website. We also talked about networking and looked at all the steps that we have to take to give access to our website to anyone in the world. In this chapter, we will go through a different project using AI and resources available on the internet to set up AlexaPi. AlexaPi is a clone project from the Alexa service by Amazon. Since Alexa is quite expensive, you can have a clone in your Raspberry Pi Zero W board costing the minimum amount of money. At the end of the chapter, we will mention some advantages and drawbacks of this project. In this chapter, we will talk about the following topics:

  • Creating an Amazon developer account
  • Setting up Raspberry Pi
  • Installing Alexa
  • Voice recognition
  • Network administration