Raspberry Pi Robotic Projects
By Richard Grimmett
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: February 2014
Pages: 278

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Robotics development is accelerating, and an amazing array of new hardware and software capabilities are available to anyone with an interest in the area. Robots will soon be a part of our everyday life, and it will soon be as important to know how they work as it is to know how a computer works. Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized, fully capable PC that can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, such as spreadsheets, word processing, and games.

This book starts with the essentials of turning on the basic hardware. It provides the capability to interpret your commands and have your robot initiate actions. By the time you are through, you’ll have robots that can speak, listen, and move in a number of amazing ways.

This book is a step-by-step projects guide to unlocking some complex and interesting capabilities of Raspberry Pi. Teaching you to use Raspberry Pi from scratch, this book will discuss a wide range of capabilities that can be achieved with it. These capabilities include voice recognition, human-like speech simulation, computer vision, motor control, GPS location, and wireless control. You will then learn how to combine these capabilities to create your own robotics projects.

By the time you have completed this book, you will be able to use Raspberry Pi to create some complex and fascinating robotics projects with a vast array of capabilities.

Approach

This book is for enthusiasts who want to use Raspberry Pi to build complex robotics projects. However, some programming background is recommended. With the aid of the step-by-step instructions in this book, you can construct complex robotics projects that can move, talk, listen, see, swim, or fly.

Who this book is for

Raspberry Pi Robotic Projects is an easy-to-follow, step-by-step projects guide packed full of examples of actual robotics projects. Each topic is explained in detail to make it easy to replicate the projects described.

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Rasberry PI + Robotics = Awesomeness

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  • Helpful examples

Cons

  • Experienced Users Only

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Comments about oreilly Raspberry Pi Robotic Projects:

This book is an extensive introduction to robotic projects using the Raspberry PI, from the skies (quad copers + arduino) to under the sea, passing through land and sail. But of course, it will cover the background work necessary to fully mobilize your board and explore the world, for that it will use voice, image recognition, WiFi and even GPS data to exactly locate where your robot is and provide a communication both ways.

But if that is not enough, you can also learn to automate its route using ROS (Robot Operative System) on top of Raspbian to set specific guides and then plot that to the map of coordinates provided by a cellular dongle.

This book is really didactic and will guide you through with lots of images, as well as providing you with many more ideas of how to proceed looking for information using internet.

As it is, I can consider its target people as intermedium to advanced users of the board, which I could be a big drawbacks if you are thinking of this book and you are new in the scene. Also, as trying to cover as many really interesting topics as mentioned before, it just touches the surface of what else can be done with the couple hardware/software.

Nonetheless, I should totally go for this book and start making amazing robotic projects.

 
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Raspberry PI + Robotics = Awesomeness

By Raul

from United States

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  • Helpful examples
  • Lots of images
  • Well-written

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  • Requires Extra Hardware
  • Requires Linux Experience

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    Comments about oreilly Raspberry Pi Robotic Projects:

    This book is an extensive introduction to robotic projects using the Raspberry PI, from the skies (quad copers + arduino) to under the sea, passing through land and sail. But of course, it will cover the background work necessary to fully mobilize your board and explore the world, for that it will use voice, image recognition, WiFi and even GPS data to exactly locate where your robot is and provide a communication both ways.

    But if that is not enough, you can also learn to automate its route using ROS (Robot Operative System) on top of Raspbian to set specific guides and then plot that to the map of coordinates provided by a cellular dongle.

    This book is really didactic and will guide you through with lots of images, as well as providing you with many more ideas of how to proceed looking for information using internet.

    As it is, I can consider its target people as intermedium to advanced users of the board, which I could consider its only drawbacks if you are considering this book and you are new in the scene. Also, as trying to cover as many really interesting topics as mentioned before, it just touches the surface of what else can be done with the couple hardware/software.

    Nonetheless, I should totally go for this book and start making amazing robotic projects.

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