Throughout the previous chapters, we have looked at various tools and technologies in order to build devices to help automate our homes. The previous chapter should have given you a good introduction to the Raspberry Pi and Arduino technologies that you can now expand upon.
In this chapter, we will review what we have learned and then look at how you can grow your skills and start to design your own shields for the Raspberry Pi.
We will look at a Raspberry Pi prototyping shield and then following this, we will explore the GPIO pins of the Raspberry Pi so that you can interact with them via the shield. Next we will look at the
wiringPi library and the Gertboard, both of which can be used for home automation projects. Following ...