You should install the Raspbian Stretch LITE operating system on Raspberry Pi. The nano text editor is used to write C++ code in the Raspberry Pi environment. PuTTY is used to make serial connections between Raspberry Pi and the computer that is running Windows.
You can download the example code files for this book from your account at www.packtpub.com. If you purchased this book elsewhere, you can visit www.packtpub.com/support and register to have the files emailed directly to you.
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- Log in or register at www.packtpub.com.
- Select the SUPPORT tab.
- Click on Code Downloads & Errata.
- Enter the name of the book in the Search box and follow the onscreen instructions.
Once the file is downloaded, please make sure that you unzip or extract the folder using the latest version of:
- WinRAR/7-Zip for Windows
- Zipeg/iZip/UnRarX for Mac
- 7-Zip/PeaZip for Linux
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We also provide a PDF file that has color images of the screenshots/diagrams used in this book. You can download it here: https://www.packtpub.com/sites/default/files/downloads/HandsOnInternetofThingswithBlynk_ColorImages.pdf.
There are a number of text conventions used throughout this book.
CodeInText: Indicates code words in text, database table names, folder names, filenames, file extensions, pathnames, dummy URLs, user input, and Twitter handles. Here is an example: "Mount the downloaded WebStorm-10*.dmg disk image file as another disk in your system."
A block of code is set as follows:
BLYNK_WRITE(V1) // zeRGBa assigned to V1
// get a RED channel value
int r = param.asInt();
// get a GREEN channel value
int g = param.asInt();
// get a BLUE channel value
int b = param.asInt();
Bold: Indicates a new term, an important word, or words that you see onscreen. For example, words in menus or dialog boxes appear in the text like this. Here is an example: "Under CONTROLLERS, tap zeRGBa. A zeRGBa widget will add on to the canvas."