CHAPTER 1

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Hardware Overview

Now that you have all the tools, components, and electronics knowledge from the introduction, you should be able to carry out the projects in this book. Let’s talk about the hardware in detail on the Raspberry Pi. A whole chapter dedicated to some cheap hardware? You may ask why do I need this much information on such cheap hardware? Well, to get the most out of the software you’re going to need to know the details of the hardware.

In addition, a lot of projects will make use of the low-level hardware inputs and outputs on the Raspberry Pi, so knowing how best to use the hardware at hand is very important. The Raspberry ...

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