Leverage your Arduino skills in the Raspberry Pi world and see how to cross the two platforms into sophisticated programs.
The Arduino and Raspberry Pi communities overlap more than you might think. Arduinos can be expanded to have network capabilities with a variety of “shields”, all of which increase the cost and complexity of the system. By contrast, Raspberry Pis all run Linux, which is a very network-competent platform. The newest Pi, the Raspberry Pi Zero W, is WiFi and Bluetooth capable, and costs around $10 U.S. For network enabled gadgets, it makes far more sense to cross to the Raspberry PI platform, if only someone would make it easy to do. That’s what this book is about.
You’ll learn some survival level Linux system administration, so you know how to set the machine up and how to establish at least minimal security for your gadget. You’ll set up and learn the Geany IDE on your Pi, which is fairly similar to the Arduino IDE.