Books: 116

Hardware

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Cortex-M Architecture, Programming, and Interfacing
This book presents the use of a microprocessor-based digital system in our daily life. Its bottom-up approach ensures that all the basic building blocks are covered before the development of a real-life system. The ultimate goal of the book is to equip students with all the fundamental building blocks more » as well as their integration, allowing them to implement the applications they have dreamed up with minimum effort. « less
2017
Learn computer basic hardware, Linux, Window 10, Internet & Short Office 2016 introduction in this book
This book will help its readers to know more about the basics of computer hardware and its peripheral devices, number system, operating system. This book also contains information about Windows 10 operating system and its interface, Linux introduction, installing linux, Ubuntu linux interface root/console more » & command line control and its structure, understating internet & its concept as well as tips about Microsoft office 2016, detail explanation about Microsoft office application menu & tab complete description. « less
2017
This book is for anyone who’s looking to deploy Raspberry Pi computers in a classroom or lab situation and explains how to navigate the hardware and software choices you face. Deploying Raspberry Pi in the Classroomequips you with the skills and knowledge to plan and execute a deployment of Raspberry more » Pi computers in the classroom. Teachers and IT administrators at schools will see how to set up the hardware and software swiftly on your own or with the help of your students. Step-by-step instructions and practical examples walk you through building your Raspberry Pi workstations and your network, managing the computers and the network, and troubleshooting any problems that arise. This book offers several points to involve your students through hands-on activities. These activities are designed to benefit your beginner and older or more able students alike. Make Deploying Raspberry Pi in the Classrooma part of you instructional library today. What you will learn: * How to put an easily-manageable computer on each desk for students to learn Internet use and essential office software skills * How to image, configure, and plan a classroom deployment of Raspberry Pi computers * Tips, tricks, and techniques for managing your classroom Raspberry Pi computers and keeping them up and running smoothly and efficiently Who this book is for: Primary audience would be teachers and IT administrators at schools or colleges. It will also appeal to administrators at social clubs or organizations that provide less formal tuition or simply provide Internet access. « less
2017
As a step toward ultimate low-power computing, this book introduces normally-off computing, which involves inactive components of computer systems being aggressively powered off with the help of new non-volatile memories (NVMs). Because the energy consumption of modern information devices strongly depends more » on both hardware and software, co-design and co-optimization of hardware and software are indispensable to improve energy efficiency. The book discusses various topics including (1) details of low-power technologies including power gating, (2) characteristics of several new-generation NVMs, (3) normally-off computing architecture, (4) important technologies for implementing normally-off computing, (5) three practical implementations: healthcare, mobile information devices, and sensor network systems for smart city applications, and (6) related research and development. Bridging computing methodology and emerging memory devices, the book is designed for both hardware and software designers, engineers, and developers as comprehensive material for understanding normally-off computing. « less
2017
Develop Real-Life Examples with Python, Pillow, and SciPy
Write your own Digital Image Processing programs with the use of pillow, scipy.ndimage, and matplotlib in Python 3 with Raspberry Pi 3 as the hardware platform. This concise quick-start guide provides working code examples and exercises. Learn how to interface Raspberry Pi with various image sensors. What more » You'll Learn •Understand Raspberry Pi concepts and setup •Understand digital image processing concepts •Study pillow, the friendly PIL fork •Explore scipy.ndimage and matplotlib •Master use of the Pi camera and webcam Who This Book Is For Raspberry Pi and IoT enthusiasts, digital image processing enthusiasts, Python and Open Source enthusiasts and professionals « less
2017
KEY FEATURES * Deep dive into the components of the small yet powerful Raspberry Pi Zero * Get into grips with integrating various hardware, programming, and networking concepts with the so-called “cheapest computer” * Explore the functionalities of this $5 chip through practical recipes BOOK DESCRIPTION The more » Raspberry Pi Zero, one of the most inexpensive, fully-functional computers available, is a powerful and revolutionary product developed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. The Raspberry Pi Zero opens up a new world for the makers out there. This book will give you expertise with the Raspberry Pi Zero, providing all the necessary recipes that will get you up and running. In this book, you will learn how to prepare your own circuits rather than buying the expensive add–ons available in the market. We start by showing you how to set up and manage the Pi Zero and then move on to configuring the hardware, running it with Linux, and programming it with Python scripts. Later, we integrate the Raspberry Pi Zero with sensors, motors, and other hardware. You will also get hands-on with interesting projects in media centers, IoT, and more. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN * Set up your Raspberry Pi Zero with the operating system, networking, and different interfaces * Get a hands-on introduction to Linux, Python, and shell scripts with the Raspberry Pi Zero * Become a master at driving GPIOs and controlling relays, motors, transistors, buzzers, audio, read switches, and interrupts with the Raspberry Pi Zero * Control GPIOs using the web interface and Node.js * Connect displays, LED matrixes, analog sensors, and digital sensors * Hack the Ethernet on the Raspberry Pi Zero * Make your Raspberry Pi Zero an IoT-based sensor node and remotely monitor your data ABOUT THE AUTHOR Edward Snajder takes on the challenges of performance, optimization, scalability, and portability for PostgreSQL, Oracle, SQL Server, and MySQL DB engines for the databases behind the Jive platform. He's got hands-on experience with system design, HA, virtualization, and distributed systems, and has had the opportunity to interface with quality engineering, support, technical operations, and professional services when not building things in engineering. In his spare time, he is an Internet of Things enthusiast and has spoken on the wonders of the Raspberry Pi at conferences and user groups. He loves his Raspberry Pis. He has also built his own 3D printer and has several 75%-complete Arduino projects. TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Kick-Start Your Raspberry Pi Zero 2. Setting Up Physical and Wireless Connections 3. Programming with Linux 4. Programming with Python 5. Getting Your Hands Dirty Using the GPIO Header 6. Controlling the LEDs and Displays 7. Controlling the Hardware 8. Taking Digital Inputs to the Raspberry Pi Zero 9. Interfacing Sensors with the Raspberry Pi Zero 10. Cooking up Projects to Amaze the World! « less
2017
Over 70 recipes and solutions for inventors, makers, and budding engineers to create projects using the BeagleBone Black
***** About This Book ***** * Learn how to develop applications with the BeagleBone Black and open source Linux software * Sharpen your expertise in making sophisticated electronic devices * Explore the BeagleBone Black with this easy-to-succeed recipe format ***** Who This Book Is For ***** If more » you are a hardware, Linux, and/or microcomputing novice, or someone who wants more power and possibilities with product prototypes, electronic art projects, or embedded computing experiments, then this book is for you. It is for Internet of Things enthusiasts who want to use more sophisticated hardware than the Raspberry Pi or the Arduino can provide. Whether you are an engineering student, a DIYer, an inventor, or an advanced electronics enthusiast, this book delivers accessible, compelling instructions for using an advanced microcomputing platform. ***** What You Will Learn ***** * Set up and run the BeagleBone Black for the first time * Learn the basics of microcomputing and Linux using the command line and easy kernel mods * Make introductory projects with Python, JavaScript, BoneScript, and Node.js * Explore physical computing and simple circuits using buttons, LEDs, sensors, and motors * Discover the unique features of the BeagleBone Black and its real-time computing functions * Build intermediate level audio and video applications * Assemble draft prototypes for wearable and Internet of Things devices ***** In Detail ***** With dozens of how-tos, this book kicks off with the basic steps for setting up and running the BeagleBone Black for the first time, from connecting the necessary hardware and using the command line with Linux commands to installing new software and controlling your system remotely. Following these recipes, more advanced examples take you through scripting, debugging, and working with software source files, eventually working with the Linux kernel. Subsequently, you will learn how to exploit the board's real-time functions. We will then discover exciting methods for using sound and video with the system before marching forward into an exploration of recipes for building Internet of Things projects. Finally, the book finishes with a dramatic arc upward into outer space, when you explore ways to set up test recipes for building a project on board a small satellite's payload. ***** Style and approach ***** This comprehensive recipe book deconstructs a complex, often confusing piece of technology, and transforms it to become accessible and fun with snappy, unintimidating prose, and extensive easy-to-succeed instructions. « less
2016
The practical guide for constructing a voice-controlled virtual assistant
Build a voice-controlled virtual assistant using speech-to-text engines, text-to-speech engines, and conversation modules. This book shows you how to program the virtual assistant to gather data from the internet (weather data, data from Wikipedia, data mining); play music; and take notes. Each chapter more » covers building a mini project/module to make the virtual assistant better. You'll develop the software on Linux or OS X before transferring it to your Raspberry Pi, ready for deploying in your own home-automation or Internet of Things applications. Building a Virtual Assistant for Raspberry Pi walks you through various STTs and TTSs and the implementation of these components with the help of Python. After that you will start implementing logic for handling user queries and commands, so that the user can have conversations with Melissa. You will then work to improve logic handling to detect what the user wants Melissa to do. You will also work on building some useful applications/modules for Melissa, which will allow you to gain interesting information from Melissa such as the time, weather information, and data from Wikipedia. You will develop a music playing application as well as a note taking application for Melissa, laying the foundations for how Melissa can be further extended. Finally, you will learn how to deploy this software to your Raspberry Pi and how you can further scale Melissa to make her more intelligent, interactive and how you can use her in other projects such as home automation as well. What You'll Learn * Design the workflow and discover the concepts of building a voice controlled assistant * Develop modules for having conversations with the assistant * Enable the assistant to retrieve information from the internet * Build utilities like a music player and a note taking application for the virtual assistant * Integrate this software with a Raspberry Pi Who This Book Is For This book is for anyone who has built a home automation project with Raspberry Pi and now want to enhance it by making it voice-controlled. The book would also interest students from computer science or related disciplines. « less
2016
All-in-One For Dummies
Some copies of A+ Certification All-in-One For Dummies (9781119255710) were printed without access codes to the online test bank. If you did not receive a PIN with your book, please visit www.dummies.com/go/getaccess to request one. All the knowledge you need to pass the new A+ exam A+ is the gateway more » certification into many IT careers and can be essential in order to start your occupation off on the right foot in the exciting and rapidly expanding field of information technology. Luckily, the 9 minibooks inCompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One For Dummies make it easier to prepare for this all-important exam so you can pass with flying colors! It quickly and easily gets you up to speed on everything from networking and computer repair to troubleshooting, security, permissions, customer service—and everything in between. The CompTIA A+ test is a rigorous exam, but the experts who wrote this book know exactly what you need to understand in order to help you reach your certification goal. Fully updated for the latest revision of the exam, this comprehensive guide covers the domains of the exam in detail, reflecting the enhanced emphasis on hardware and new Windows content, as well as the nuts and bolts, like operating system basics, recovering systems, securing systems, and more. * Find new content on Windows 8, Mac OS X, Linux, and mobile devices * Get test-taking advice for the big day * Prepare for the A+ exam with a review of the types of questions you'll see on the actual test * Use the online test bank to gauge your knowledge—and find out where you need more study help With the help of this friendly, hands-on guide, you'll learn everything necessary to pass the test, and more importantly, to succeed in your job! « less
2016
Designed for introductory parallel computing courses at the advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate level, Elements of Parallel Computing presents the fundamental concepts of parallel computing not from the point of view of hardware, but from a more abstract view of algorithmic and implementation more » patterns. The aim is to facilitate the teaching of parallel programming by surveying some key algorithmic structures and programming models, together with an abstract representation of the underlying hardware. The presentation is friendly and informal. The content of the book is language neutral, using pseudocode that represents common programming language models. The first five chapters present core concepts in parallel computing. SIMD, shared memory, and distributed memory machine models are covered, along with a brief discussion of what their execution models look like. The book also discusses decomposition as a fundamental activity in parallel algorithmic design, starting with a naive example, and continuing with a discussion of some key algorithmic structures. Important programming models are presented in depth, as well as important concepts of performance analysis, including work-depth analysis of task graphs, communication analysis of distributed memory algorithms, key performance metrics, and a discussion of barriers to obtaining good performance. The second part of the book presents three case studies that reinforce the concepts of the earlier chapters. One feature of these chapters is to contrast different solutions to the same problem, using select problems that aren't discussed frequently in parallel computing textbooks. They include the Single Source Shortest Path Problem, the Eikonal equation, and a classical computational geometry problem: computation of the two-dimensional convex hull. After presenting the problem and sequential algorithms, each chapter first discusses the sources of parallelism then surveys parallel algorithms. « less
2016