Raspberry Pi and Arduino — Go to the Next Level

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Raspberry Pi and Arduino are two versatile platforms that offer unique capabilities for creating a wide range of projects. This course will empower you to harness the combined power of these two boards and create innovative projects that transcend the limitations of individual platforms.

The course begins with the fundamentals of Serial communication, teaching you how to establish bidirectional communication between Raspberry Pi and Arduino. You will learn how to build the Arduino circuit for the project, step by step, and control Arduino components from Raspberry Pi, leveraging the strengths of both boards.

The course also covers advanced functionalities of Raspberry Pi, including working with Pi Camera and creating a Telegram Bot using Python 3. You will learn how to integrate the camera with Arduino and send commands to Arduino from a Telegram chat, enabling remote control of your projects. The course includes practical hands-on activities, including a final project that involves building a complete Intercom system using Serial communication, Telegram Bot, Pi Camera, and more.

By the end of the course, you will have the knowledge and skills to create your own innovative projects, unlocking the full potential of Raspberry Pi and Arduino.

What You Will Learn

  • Build a complete intercom system with Raspberry Pi and Arduino
  • Understand the differences between Arduino and Raspberry Pi
  • Create a bidirectional Serial communication
  • Build a custom protocol to talk over Serial
  • Understand the “why” behind things
  • Learn how to be more independent when working on your future projects


This course is intended for creators of Arduino and/or Raspberry Pi who wish to combine the two boards for more exciting and challenging projects, or for anybody interested in developing serious robotics or home automation projects using Arduino and Raspberry Pi.

As we won’t cover the fundamentals of either Python or C++ programming, this course is not suitable for total beginners. Having a solid understanding of both Arduino and Raspberry Pi will definitely help you get started; however, you don’t need to be an expert.

About The Author

Edouard Renard: Edouard Renard is a software engineer, entrepreneur, and robotics teacher. He really enjoys teaching new technologies to people and making complex stuff easy to understand. His method is simple and consists of only three words: step by step. Edouard knows how hard it can be to learn a new topic and just be lost in an ocean of information without knowing what to do. In his courses, he makes sure that you learn one step at a time, through practice, and that you also learn the best practices.

He is passionate about robotics and found that it’s amazing how many cool projects you can do with a robot when you have the required programming knowledge.

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Table of contents

  1. Chapter 1 : Introduction
    1. Welcome!
    2. Raspberry Pi Versus Arduino, or Raspberry Pi and Arduino?
    3. List of Materials for This Course
    4. How to Follow the Course
  2. Chapter 2 : Installation Steps
    1. Section Introduction
    2. Install Raspberry Pi OS Without a Monitor - Recap
    3. Install and Configure Arduino IDE on Raspberry Pi OS
  3. Chapter 3 : Part 1 - Serial Communication Between Raspberry Pi and Arduino
    1. Section Introduction
    2. Hardware and Software Setup for Serial
    3. Initiate Serial Communication
    4. Send Data from Arduino to Raspberry Pi
    5. Send Data from Raspberry Pi to Arduino
    6. Create Bidirectional Communication
    7. Debug Serial Communication if Can't Connect
    8. Retry Connecting with Python if Failed
  4. Chapter 4 : Part 1 - Practice
    1. Section Introduction
    2. Activity 01 - Power On/Off Arduino LED from Raspberry Pi
    3. Activity 01 - Solution
    4. Activity 02 - Bidirectional Communication
    5. Activity 02 - Solution
    6. Activity 03 - Asynchronous Bidirectional Communication
    7. Activity 03 - Solution
  5. Chapter 5 : Part 2 - Arduino Functionalities (Hardware Components)
    1. Section Introduction
    2. RGB LED - Circuit
    3. RGB LED - Code
    4. Push Button - Circuit
    5. Push Button - Code (With Debounce)
    6. Buzzer - Circuit
    7. Buzzer - Code
    8. LCD Screen - Circuit
    9. LCD Screen - Code
    10. Servo Motor - Circuit
    11. Servo Motor - Code
  6. Chapter 6 : Part 2 - Practice
    1. Section Introduction
    2. Activity 04 - Debug Serial Using LCD Screen
    3. Activity 04 - Solution
    4. Activity 05 - Set RGB LED from the Raspberry Pi when Pressing on Push Button
    5. Activity 05 - Solution
    6. Activity 06 - Sweep Servo from the Raspberry Pi
    7. Activity 06 - Solution
  7. Chapter 7 : Part 3 - Raspberry Pi Functionalities (Camera and Telegram Bot)
    1. Section Introduction
    2. Camera - Hardware Setup
    3. Camera - Software Setup
    4. Camera - Get Photo with Python
    5. Telegram Bot – Set Up Telegram Account
    6. Telegram Bot - Create a Bot and Save the Token
    7. Telegram Bot - Handle Remote Commands
    8. Telegram Bot - Send Notifications and Messages to Your Phone
    9. Telegram Bot - Complete Program
  8. Chapter 8 : Part 3 - Practice
    1. Section Introduction
    2. Activity 07 - Send a Notification to Telegram when Arduino Board Is Connected
    3. Activity 07 - Solution
    4. Activity 08 - Choose RGB LED Color and LCD Text from Telegram
    5. Activity 08 - Solution
    6. Activity 09 - Take Photos and Send Last One to Telegram when Button Is Pressed
    7. Activity 09 - Solution
  9. Chapter 9 : Part 4 - Complete Intercom System (Final Project)
    1. Project Introduction
    2. Step 1 (Protocol) - Define the Protocol We Will Use (Serial, Telegram)
    3. Step 2 (Arduino) - Init Hardware Components
    4. Step 3 (Arduino) - Write to Serial when Button Is Pressed
    5. Step 4 (Arduino) - Get Commands from Serial and Execute Them
    6. Step 5 (RPi) - Get Button Pressed Message from Serial
    7. Step 6 (RPi) - Take Photo when Button Is Pressed
    8. Step 7 (RPi) - Send Message and Photo to Telegram
    9. Step 8 (RPi) - Open the Door from Telegram
    10. Step 9 (RPi) - Deny Access to Telegram
    11. Step 10 (systemd) - Make the Intercom System Start on Boot
    12. Project Conclusion - Going Further
  10. Chapter 10 : Conclusion
    1. Build an App with Raspberry Pi and Arduino – Step-by-Step Process Recap
    2. What to Do Next

Product information

  • Title: Raspberry Pi and Arduino — Go to the Next Level
  • Author(s): Edouard Renard
  • Release date: August 2022
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781804618134