Raspberry Pi Cookbook

Errata for Raspberry Pi Cookbook

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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
PDF
Page xii
first paragraph

Links on page xii and xiii go nowhere

Note from the Author or Editor:
The hyperlinks don't work on these pages of the PDF version. This is a fault with production not the content.

Rileyctr  Jun 16, 2016 
Printed
Page 31
2,3 Setting a Static IP Address

The process listed no longer works for the current version of software.

Note from the Author or Editor:
OK - this is a major change to this recipe. I'd suggest this needs to wait for the third edition, for a proper fix and for now, the following is added at the start of the Solution section: Note that recent changes to Raspbian mean that the method below may not work. Please see: https://www.modmypi.com/blog/how-to-give-your-raspberry-pi-a-static-ip-address-update for an alternative approach.

John Clark  Nov 10, 2016 
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Page 39
Second paragraph from bottom (beginning "If you have an older version..."), line 1

For "raspi_config" read "raspi-config".

Note from the Author or Editor:
The reader is correct please change to 'raspi-config' as they say.

Richard Odland  Jan 11, 2017 
Printed
Page 43
Third paragraph from bottom (beginning "If you have Windows 7..."), first line

For "RPD" read "RDP".

Note from the Author or Editor:
The reader is cortrect. Third paragraph from bottom (beginning "If you have Windows 7..."), first line Change "RPD" to "RDP".

Richard Odland  Jan 11, 2017 
Printed, PDF
Page 190
"Discussion" section

Describing how two images are compared when detecting motion, it states "When the first image is subtracted from the first..." It should say, "When the first image is subtracted from the second..."

Note from the Author or Editor:
The reader is exactly right - change "When the first image is subtracted from the first ..." to "When the first image is subtracted from the second ..."

Anonymous  Feb 04, 2017 
Printed
Page 454
Bullet List of Required Parts

Recipe 16.9 Controlling a Servo Using PyFirmata Problem You want to control the position of a servo motor by using an Arduino. Solution Use PyFirmata to send commands to an Arduino to generate the pulses necessary to control the position of a servo motor. To make this recipe, you need: *Arduino Uno *Breadboard and jumper wires *1k resistor - error (not shown in wiring diagram, not needed for recipe) *LED - error (not shown in wiring diagram, not needed for recipe) *Servo motor - error (not listed in parts list, but shown in wiring diagram) *5V power supply - error (not listed in parts list, but shown in wiring diagram) *Terminal Block to barrel adapter - error (not listed in parts list, but shown in wiring diagram)

Note from the Author or Editor:
In the 4 bullet points at the bottom of page 454: Change the second bullet point to read: "Servo Motor (see "Miscellaneous" on Page 477) Change the third bullet point to read: "5V power supply (see "Miscellaneous" on Page 477) Change the fourth bullet point to read: "Terminal block to barrel adapter (see "Prototyping Equipment on Page 474)

Dan Kiviaho  Nov 08, 2016