This book is about advanced programming of the Raspberry Pi computer using the Python programming language. The book explains in simple terms and with examples:
- How to configure the Raspberry Pi computer;
- How to install and use the Linux operating system and the desktop;
- How to write advanced programs using the Python programming language;
- How to use graphics in our programs;
- How to develop hardware based projects using the Raspberry Pi.
The book starts with an introduction to the Raspberry Pi computer and covers the topics of purchasing all the necessary accessories and installing and operating the Linux operating system in command mode. The network interface of the RPi is explained in simple steps, demonstrating how the computer can be accessed remotely from a desktop or a laptop computer.
The remaining parts of the book cover the Python programming language in detail, including advanced topics such as operating system calls, multitasking, interprocess synchronization and interprocess communication techniques. The important topic of network programming using UDP and TCP protocols is described with working examples. The Tkinter graphical user interface module (GUI) is described in detail with example widgets and programs.
The last part of the book includes hardware projects based on using the advanced programming topics such as multitasking and interprocess communication techniques. All the projects given in the book have been fully tested and are working. Complete program listings of all projects are provided with detailed explanations.