Instant Raspberry Pi
Instant Raspberry Pi
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Instant Raspberry Pi

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Last updated on 2016-09-25

About the Book

Instant Raspberry Pi is neither a cookbook nor a recipe book for the Raspberry Pi related projects. However, it is a detailed guide for the setup, basic administration, and usage of Raspberry Pi family of computers. If you are a beginner with Raspberry Pi, then this book is the best point to start learning. It covers following topics,

  • Introduction and history of Single Board Computers
  • Introduction and history of Raspberry Pi family of computers
  • Raspberry Pi setup
  • Introduction to Raspbian
  • Important commands
  • Remotely accessing Raspberry Pi
  • Other Raspberry Pi Models
  • Overclocking Raspberry Pi

This is the crisp and no non-sense guide for the beginners.

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Your feedback on the quality of the text and technical topics is most welcome as it helps me to improve my writing skills.

About the Author

Ashwin Pajankar
Ashwin Pajankar

Ashwin Pajankar is a Polymath. He is a Science Popularizer, a Programmer, a Maker, an Author, and a Youtuber.

His website is http://www.AshwinPajankar.com

Subscribe to his Youtube Channel http://www.YouTube.com/AshwinPajankar for videos and Tutorials related to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

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He is author of multiple books. He has written 3 books with Packt Publication, 6 books with Leanpub, and 3 books with Apress. He has also reviewed four books for Packt Publications. He is working on few more books.

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He graduated from IIIT Hyderabad with MTech in Computer Science and Engineering. He has keen interest in the promotion of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education.

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Preface
    •  
      • Why am I writing this book?
      • Who this book is for?
      • How is this book organized?
      • What this book is not?
    • About the Author
    • About the Reviewer
    • Errata and Suggestions
    • How to Help the Author
  • 1. Single Board Computers
    • 1.1 History of SBCs
    • 1.2 Various popular SBC families
      • 1.2.1 Raspberry Pi
      • 1.2.2 Banana Pi
      • 1.2.3 Cubieboard
      • 1.2.4 Intel Galileo
    • 1.3 SoC
    • 1.4 Summary
  • 2. Introduction to Raspberry Pi
    • 2.1 Popular Raspberry Pi models
      • 2.1.1 Raspberry Pi 1 Model B+
      • 2.1.2 Raspberry Pi 2 Model B
      • 2.1.3 Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
    • 2.2 Raspberry Pi cases
      • 2.2.1 Raspberry Pi Official case
      • 2.2.2 Pimoroni Pibow case
      • 2.2.3 Raspberry Pi acrylic case
      • 2.2.4 Other cases
    • 2.3 Where to buy Raspberry Pi and the cases
    • 2.4 Summary
  • 3. Setting up Raspberry Pi
    • 3.1 Hardware required for the setup
      • 3.1.1 Raspberry Pi
      • 3.1.2 Computer
      • 3.1.3 I/O Devices
      • 3.1.4 microSD card
      • 3.1.5 Power Supply
      • 3.1.6 Card Reader
      • 3.1.7 Monitor
    • 3.2 Preparing microSD card manually
      • 3.2.1 Download the required freewares
        • 3.2.1.1 Download Acclerator Plus
        • 3.2.1.2 Win32DiskImager
        • 3.2.1.3 WinZip or WinRaR
      • 3.2.2 Download and extract the Raspbian OS image
      • 3.2.3 Writing the OS image to the microSD card
      • 3.2.4 Altering the contents of config.txt
    • 3.3 Booting up the Pi
    • 3.4 Configuring the Pi
    • 3.5 Summary
  • 4. Raspbian and useful Linux commands
    • 4.1 Raspbian
    • 4.2 config.txt
    • 4.3 Connecting Raspberry Pi to a network and the internet
      • 4.3.1 WiFi
      • 4.3.2 Ethernet
        • 4.3.2.1 Static IP address
        • 4.3.2.2 Dynamic IP address
        • 4.3.2.3 Verifying connectivity
    • 4.4 Important Linux commands
      • 4.4.1 updating the Pi
        • 4.4.1.1 Updating the firmware
        • 4.4.1.2 Updating and Upgrading Raspbian
      • 4.4.2 Shutting down and restarting Pi
      • 4.4.3 Getting help on Linux commands
      • 4.4.4 Network related commands
        • 4.4.4.1 ifconfig
        • 4.4.4.2 iwconfig
        • 4.4.4.3 iwlist wlan0 scan
        • 4.4.4.4 ping
      • 4.4.5 System Information Commands
        • 4.4.5.1 CPU related information
        • 4.4.5.2 Memory related information
        • 4.4.5.3 System and version information
        • 4.4.5.4 Partition related information
        • 4.4.5.5 Other useful commands
    • 4.5 Summary
  • 5. Connect to Pi remotely
    • 5.1 Enabling Pi for SSH from raspi-config
    • 5.2 Checking connectivity with Pi from our computer
    • 5.3 PuTTY
    • 5.4 Accessing Raspberry Pi Desktop remotely
    • 5.5 WinSCP
    • 5.6 Connecting to Raspberry Pi using Linux or Mac OS
      • 5.6.1 Remote login with SSH
      • 5.6.2 X11 Forwarding using SSH
      • 5.6.3 SCP for file transfer
    • 5.7 Summary
  • 6. Other Models of Pi
    • 6.1 Raspberry Pi Model 1 B
      • 6.1.1 Setting up Raspberry Pi Model 1 B
    • 6.2 Raspberry Pi Model 1 A
      • 6.2.1 Setting up and accessing Raspberry Pi Model 1 A
    • 6.3 Raspberry Pi Model 1 A+
      • 6.3.1 Setting up and accessing Raspberry Pi Model 1 A+
    • 6.4 Raspberry Pi Zero
      • 6.4.1 Setting up and accessing Raspberry Pi Zero
    • 6.5 Summary
  • 7. Miscellaneous Topics
    • 7.1 Taking the backup of microSD card
    • 7.2 Expanding the filesystem
      • 7.2.1 Always take backup before expanding the filesystem
    • 7.3 Changing the hostname
    • 7.4 Summary
  • 8. Overclocking Pi
    • 8.1 Risks of Overclocking Raspberry Pi
    • 8.2 Installing heatsink on Pi
      • 8.2.1 Procuring heatsinks
    • 8.3 Overclocking the Pi with raspi-config
    • 8.4 Overclocking the Pi with /boot/config.txt
      • 8.4.1 Options in /boot/config.txt
      • 8.4.2 /boot/config.txt options for various models of Pi
        • 8.4.2.1 Options for Pi B and Pi B+
        • 8.4.2.2 Options for Pi 2
        • 8.4.2.3 Options for Pi 3
    • 8.5 Summary
  • 9. Conclusion

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