Make: Jumpstarting the Raspberry Pi Zero W - Print

Make: Jumpstarting the Raspberry Pi Zero W - Print

This is the perfect book for students, teachers, and hobbyists who want a quick-start guide to the Raspberry Pi Zero W. No prior experience with programable boards is required.



Get up and running quickly with the new Jumpstarting ebook series from Make:. The super-small $10 Raspberry Pi Zero W includes wireless LAN and Bluetooth connectivity and is 40% faster than the original Raspberry Pi.

Why choose the Raspberry Pi Zero W? It's small. It's cheap. It's power-efficient. It has WiFi and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) built in. And it has the same general-purpose input/output (GPIO) header that bigger Raspberry Pi models have: the gateway to controlling all sorts of hardware.

Projects include:
  • An environmental monitor that can keep track of the temperature in your house, and even turn on your fan or airconditioner before you get home from work
  • A wearable light string that monitors news feeds and websites to alert you when there's something interesting going on 
Akkana Peck is a software developer and Linux geek who has worked at a series of Silicon Valley companies on a wide range of projects. She’s been dabbling in hardware and microcontrollers since 2008, when she accidentally stumbled on an Arduino workshop at a conference. She’s active in the open source community, especially GIMP. Her website is, where you can read more articles about Raspberry Pi, Arduino and related topics. She lives in New Mexico.