What you need for this book
The following hardware is recommended for maximum enjoyment:
- The Raspberry Pi computer (Model A or B)
- SD card (4 GB minimum)
- Powered USB hub (projects verified with Belkin F5U234V1)
- PC/laptop running Windows, Linux, or Mac OS X with an internal or external SD card reader
- USB microphone
- USB webcam (projects verified with Logitech C110)
- USB Wi-Fi adapter (projects verified with TP-Link TL-WN822N)
- USB GPS receiver (projects verified with Columbus V-800)
- Lithium polymer battery pack (projects verified with DigiPower JS-Flip)
- Android smartphone (projects verified with HTC Desire)
All software mentioned in this book is free of charge and can be downloaded from the Internet.
Who this book is for
This book is for all the mischievous Raspberry Pi owners who would like to see their computer transformed into a neat spy gadget, to be used in a series of practical pranks and projects. No previous skills are required to follow the book, and if you’re completely new to Linux, you’ll pick up most of the basics for free.
In this book, you will find a number of styles of text that distinguish between different kinds of information. Here are some examples of these styles, and an explanation of their meaning.
Code words in a text, database table names, folder names, filenames, file extensions, pathnames, dummy URLs, user input, and Twitter handles are shown as follows: “Now we need to start the image writer.py script and tell it where to find the Raspbian IMG file.”