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Make a Raspberry Pi-Controlled Robot by Wolfram Donat

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Chapter 4. Setting Up the Wireless

As you’ve seen, the Raspberry Pi is a full-fledged computer, if a bit smaller and underpowered compared to what the average user is accustomed to. Almost immediately after taking it out of the box, you can insert a formatted hard drive (the SD card), plug in an HDMI-capable monitor, add a USB keyboard and a mouse, and start computing. So even if your desk looks like Figure 4-1, the Pi is so small that you can power it up and start programming. It doesn’t even need airflow; even when it’s overclocked, the ARM processor doesn’t get hot enough to need any appreciable cooling, so you can put it in a drawer or a project box and run it that way. (Yes, you can even put it in an Altoids tin, though there are a few strategic ...

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