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Start building amazing projects with the Raspberry Pi right out of the box
ABOUT THIS BOOK * Explore the vast range of opportunities provided by Raspberry Pi and other hardware components such as a webcam, the Pi camera, and sensors * Get hands-on experience with coding, networking, and hardware with the Raspberry Pi platform * Learn through ample screenshots that offer more » a play-by-play account of how to implement Raspberry-Pi-based real-life projects WHO THIS BOOK IS FOR What's the best way to learn how to use your Raspberry Pi? By example! If you want something exciting to do whilst getting to grips with what your Pi can offer, this is the book for you. With both simple and complex projects, you'll create a wide variety of cool toys and functions with your Raspberry Pi - all with minimal coding experience necessary. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN * Set up your Raspberry Pi and get it ready for some interesting real-life projects * Work with images, videos, webcams, and the Pi camera and create amazing time-lapse videos * Explore the amazing world of Minecraft Pi * Get to know how to use PiGlow for GPIO programming * Interface your Pi with Grove Sensors and implement IoT applications * Build your own cluster with Raspberry Pi * Understand the networking and network programming fundamentals IN DETAIL Want to put your Raspberry Pi through its paces right out of the box? This tutorial guide is designed to get you learning all the tricks of the Raspberry Pi through building complete, hands-on hardware projects. Speed through the basics and then dive right in to development! Discover that you can do almost anything with your Raspberry Pi with a taste of almost everything. Get started with Pi Gaming as you learn how to set up Minecraft, and then program your own game with the help of Pygame. Turn the Pi into your own home security system with complete guidance on setting up a webcam spy camera and OpenCV computer vision for image recognition capabilities. Get to grips with GPIO programming to make a Pi-based glowing LED system, build a complete functioning motion tracker, and more. Finally, get ready to tackle projects that push your Pi to its limits. Construct a complete Internet of Things home automation system with the Raspberry Pi to control your house via Twitter; turn your Pi into a super-computer through linking multiple boards into a cluster and then add in advanced network capabilities for super speedy processing! STYLE AND APPROACH This step-by-step guide to building Raspberry-Pi-based projects is explained in a conversational and easy-to-follow style. Each topic is explained sequentially in the process of creating real-life projects, and detailed explanations of the basic and advanced features of various Python libraries are also included. « less
Minecraft® is a registered trademark of Mojang Synergies / Notch Development AB. This book is not affiliated with or sponsored by Mojang Synergies / Notch Development AB. The easiest, quickest, most entertaining introduction to creating Minecraft mods in Java – updated to use the Spigot server more » for running your own Minecraft server and creating Minecraft mods * Ideal for Minecraft users, young and old, who are new to programming * Clear and friendly style assumes no prior programming knowledge * Popular author Rogers Cadenhead breaks down Minecraft mods programming concepts and terms into short, easily understandable lessons * Fun examples provide a step-by-step, hands-on experience that begins with simple tasks and gradually builds Master Minecraft modding and use Java to transform Minecraft’s worlds, tools, behavior, weapons, structures, mobs…everything! (Plus, you’ll learn some basic Java programming skills you can use anywhere.) Learn how to do what you want, the way you want, one incredibly easy step at a time. Modding Minecraft has never been this simple. This is the easiest, most practical beginner’s guide to creating killer Minecraft mods in Java… simple, reliable, full-color instructions for doing everything you really want to do. Here’s a small sample of what you’ll learn: * Set up your Minecraft server and mod development tools * Master Java basics every Minecraft modder needs to know * Read, write, store, and change information throughout your mod * Build mods that can make decisions and respond to player actions * Understand object-oriented programming and the objects you can program in Minecraft * Handle errors without crashing Minecraft * Use threads to create mobs that can do many things at once * Customize your mobs, and build on existing objects to write new mods * Spawn new mobs, find hidden mobs, and make one mob ride another * Dig holes and build structures * Create projectile weapons and potion effects * Learn Java programming while enhancing your favorite game Contents at a Glance Part I: Java from the Ground Up 1 Dig into Minecraft Programming with Java 2 Use NetBeans for Minecraft Programming 3 Create a Minecraft Mod 4 Start Writing Java Programs 5 Understand How Java Programs Work 6 Store and Change Information in a Mod 7 Use Strings to Communicate 8 Use Conditional Tests to Make Decisions 9 Repeat an Action with Loops 10 Store Information with Arrays Part II: The World of Java Objects 11 Create Your First Object 12 Describe What Your Object Is Like 13 Make the Most of Existing Objects 14 Store Objects in Data Structures 15 Handle Errors in a Mod 16 Create a Threaded Mod 17 Read and Write Files Part III: Create Killer Minecraft Mods 18 Spawn a Mob 19 Make One Mob Ride Another 20 Take a Census of Mobs and Villages 21 Transmute Materials in an Inventory 22 Dig a Giant Hole 23 Chop Down a Forest of Trees 24 Respond to Events in the Game 25 Display a Mob’s Health During Combat 26 Make a World Change over Time 27 Befriend the God of Lightning Appendix A Visit This Book’s Website « less
A Family-Friendly Guide to Building Fun Mods in Java
Playing Minecraft is a lot of fun, but the game is more engaging, entertaining, and educational when kids learn how to build mods—small programs that let them modify game elements and add content. This family-friendly guide teaches kids and parents how to create mods of different types, using the Minecraft more » Forge modding tool. No programming experience is needed. You’ll not only build some amazing mods with the book’s easy-to-follow instructions, but you’ll also learn how to work with Java, the same programming language that Minecraft uses. Why wait? Get started with computer programming and be more creative with Minecraft while you’re at it! This book will help you: * Learn the fundamentals of Minecraft Forge and other tools, such as Eclipse * Start out by building and testing a simple chat message mod * Build cool mods that make things explode on contact, and help entities jump higher and climb walls * Introduce new Minecraft content, including commands, blocks, items, and recipes and textures * Work with Java fundamentals such as classes, methods, annotations, control structures, and arrays * Learn techniques for creating your own mods This guide is based on workshops the authors deliver to kids around the world. « less
The Unofficial Guide to Minecraft & Other Building Games
Find out the secrets of the game of Minecraft with this BIG BOOK to help guide you!