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Jumpstarting the Raspberry Pi Zero W by Akkana Peck

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Chapter 1 Getting Started

Why choose the Raspberry Pi Zero W? It’s small. It’s cheap. It’s power efficient. It has WiFi and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) built in. And it has the same general-purpose input/output (GPIO) header that bigger Raspberry Pis have: the gateway to controlling all sorts of hardware.

It’s easy to build gizmos that use hardware and networking in fun ways. In this book, you’ll build three projects using the Pi Zero W:

  • Blinking LEDs
  • An environmental monitor that can keep track of the temperature in your house, and even turn on your fan or air conditioner before you get home from work
  • A wearable light string that monitors ...

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