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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)

Creating an Amazon Developer account

Before downloading the necessary software, we have to create a new Amazon Developer's account so that we can access Amazon's Developer Services. Then, we will use Amazon's Alexa Voice Services (AVS) in our Raspberry Pi Zero W board for free. We have to download it from, then, install it on our Raspberry Pi Zero W board. After this, we will test it out to see how it works.

To create your personal account, if you do not have one, simply visit, and click on the Sign in option in the top-right corner, and you will see the following screen:

Here, you can sign in or register if you have no account. After this, verify the email from Amazon and sign into the Developer page. You should open the Developer dashboard page, that will look similar to the following page:

The next step...