Explorer HAT tricks
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Last updated on 2020-01-07
About the Book
- a beginner who wants to start monitoring and controlling things with your Raspberry Pi
- an experienced maker new to the Pimoroni Explorer HAT
- an educator looking for fun projects to inspire
- an inventor needing to prototype your ideas
you should buy this book!
You'll learn how to
- configure your Raspberry Pi for use with the Pimoroni Explorer Pro
- turn the four on-board coloured LEDs on and off
- use the capacitive touch sensors to control your Pi
- add push-buttons and specialised LEDs to your projects
- fade the brightness of LEDs up and down
- measure voltage, light level and temperatures
- control electric motors with your Pi
You'll consolidate what you learn through fun projects.
If you have a Pi. the extra hardware will cost about £40.
You don't need to solder.
The programs are written on the Python language. If you don't know Python yet, it's a great way to start learning it!
- About the author
How to have fun with this book
- The Raspberry Pi
- Physical computing
- The Pimoroni Explorer HAT
- How much will the hardware cost?
- What skills do you need?
- What skills will you learn?
- Your choices
Ready, steady, go!
- Prepare your Raspberry Pi
- Plugging the HAT onto the Pi
- Enabling interfaces
- Using Python 3
- Installing extra software
Hello, Explorer world!
- Turning a LED on and off from Python
- Control a LED from inside a Python program.
- Blink an LED repeatedly
- Red is not the only LED
- The Touchy Explorer HAT
LED to the breadboard
- A quick experiment
- Traffic Lights Project - First Version
- What’s the Buzz?
- Weather, light and temperature
- The Plot Thickens
- Getting Pushy
- Traffic Lights Project - Second Version
- Now you’re motoring
- Where next?
- Appendix A - Python
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