Raspberry Pi Hacks
Tips & Tools for Making Things with the Inexpensive Linux Computer
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Released: December 2013
Pages: 394

With more than 60 practical and creative hacks, this book helps you turn Raspberry Pi into the centerpiece of some cool electronics projects. Want to create a controller for a camera or a robot? Set up Linux distributions for media centers or PBX phone systems? That’s just the beginning of what you’ll find inside Raspberry Pi Hacks.

If you’re looking to build either a software or hardware project with more computing power than Arduino alone can provide, Raspberry Pi is just the ticket. And the hacks in this book will give you lots of great ideas.

  • Use configuration hacks to get more out of your Pi
  • Build your own web server or remote print server
  • Take the Pi outdoors to monitor your garden or control holiday lights
  • Connect with SETI or construct an awesome Halloween costume
  • Hack the Pi’s Linux OS to support more complex projects
  • Decode audio/video formats or make your own music player
  • Achieve a low-weight payload for aerial photography
  • Build a Pi computer cluster or a solar-powered lab
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    4.0

    Good Choice

    By Ron

    from Louisville, KY

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      Comments about oreilly Raspberry Pi Hacks:

      This is a good book for how to make a Raspberry Pi do what you want it to do. Good projects, and an easy read.

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      4.0

      For all types of users (a pro and a con)

      By gajdipajti

      from Hungary, Szeged

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      Comments about oreilly Raspberry Pi Hacks:

      I has some good hacks, and I loved to read them. My problem is, that some (15-20%) of the hacks are not for the average user (too beginner or way to much expert). For beginners it is a must have, but for the expert users it is just a good read.

       
      5.0

      Idea Inspiring

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      from London

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        Comments about oreilly Raspberry Pi Hacks:

        A very useful book with some good projects which help in developing ideas to suit my own needs

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        5.0

        Great All-in-One Reference

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          Comments about oreilly Raspberry Pi Hacks:

          I received this book for free from O'Reilly in turn for a review but I have to say I would have purchased this had I known anything about it.
          I have a Raspberry Pi and love it but if I want to do anything with it, I have to go to multiple websites to be able to get any information on how to get it working. With this book, it has everything I have looked up so far and many more. It's great to have everything all in one spot.
          My favorite item I am looking forward to is setting up my 3D printer to run off the rPi and this has it.
          Now, this book calls everything a "hack" but I think it's just to fit the title. Some of these things are routine and I wouldn't consider it a hack but that's just my opinion and doesn't really detract from the book.
          Anyway, this is highly recommended for anyone with an rPi that's not all that familiar with Linux and wants it all in a single reference.

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