Simon Monk

Raspberry Pi - Uses and Projects

Date: This event took place live on November 19 2013

Presented by: Simon Monk

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

Cost: Free

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The Raspberry Pi single board computer has become immensely popular with nearly two million boards sold. Its diminutive size and the fact that it is a bare circuit board rather than a boxed computer creates some confusion as to what exactly it is for. A situation that is exacerbated by its GPIO port that allows external electronics either home made or a finished product, to be attached to it.

In this talk presented by Simon Monk author of Raspberry Pi Cookbook, he will clarify the various niches into which a Raspberry Pi can fit and also showcase some of the more interesting uses of the Raspberry Pi with examples from the Internet and his own projects.

This webcast will cover:

  • What is a Raspberry Pi?
  • Pi vs. Arduino
  • Pi vs. BeagleBone Black
  • Some Examples from the Internet
    • FM Transmitter
    • Home Automation
    • Internet Radio
    • Jukebox
    • Retro Games Console
  • My Projects
    • A Simple Roving Robot
    • Interfacing with a Chronos Watch
  • Books
    • Raspberry Pi Cookbook
    • Programming the Raspberry Pi

About Simon Monk

Simon Monk is a writer on open source hardware and is author of the soon to be release 'Raspberry Pi Cookbook' as well as 'Programming Raspberry Pi: Getting Started with Python' and numerous books on hobby electronics and Arduino.