Raspberry Pi Projects for the Evil Genius Paperback – 1 Sep 2013
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About the Author
Donald Norris is an avid electronics hobbyist and maker. He is also an electronics engineer with an advanced degree in Production Management. Don is retired from civilian government service with the US Navy, where he specialized in acoustics and digital signal processing. He also has more than a dozen years’ experience as a professional software developer using C, C#, C++, Python, and Java, as well as five years’ experience as a certified IT security consultant.
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Inside the author presented 12 practical construction projects (robot car, MP3 player, camera controller, earthquake detector, GPS...) that showed Raspberry Pi's capabilities from the simple ones to the most advanced and complex.
For each project author stated its requirements, both software and hardware, together with describing whole making process in details, including pictures and schemes.
As author said, the Raspberry Pi is currently a most inexpensive computer that offers such level of functionality and is freely available on market.
Its concept was introduced 7 years ago on Cambridge University in order to make an inexpensive computer that will allow experiments unlike high-end expensive PCs that people for fear of damage don't dare "to play" with.
As a result, the Raspberry Pi was created that allows even small kids to play and experiment, and while they are learning to program they are also able to make things without a fear that something expensive will be damaged or broken.
"Raspberry Pi Projects for the Evil Genius" is nice book for all inventors or device constructors, regardless of their age, although I would strongly recommend it to the teens that will learn a lot while they'll use it.
In an extremely simple and graphically interesting way, with a lot of details the author manages to intrigue the reader not only to make herself/himself these 12 featured projects, but to soon try some own project using the principles learned from the book.
Therefore I recommend this book not only for private use, but also for the schools because it will intrigue students to start thinking creatively and make practical work themselves.
The style is also quite, er.. condescending.
Better books exist, Simon Monk would be a good alternative author.
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Being a computer enthusiast / evil genius, this struck me right off the bat as something that would be suitable for me. Needless to say I was not disappointed. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Bought as gift so hard to say much. Looks a great book to me thoughPublished 7 months ago by Grandma
Great book but still can't get it to control the missiles for my evil empire. Lots of fun ideasPublished 12 months ago by Wayne R Eckersley
I like the detailed explanations of how the hardware works, even though it's for an older model, B, which came before the model B+ and the current RPi 2.Published 14 months ago by Julian JJ
Some typo mistakes that might catch out beginners, but overall an ok reference book.Published 16 months ago by cmrice
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