The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to unlock the real world the way that the internet unlocked millions of computers just a few decades ago. First released in 2012, the Raspberry Pi computer has taken the world by storm. Originally designed to give newer generations the same excitement to programming that personal computers from the 1980s did, the Raspberry Pi has gone on to be a staple of millions of makers everywhere.
In 1991, Guido van Rossum introduced the world to the Python programming language. Python is a terse language and was designed for code readability. Python programs tend to require fewer lines of code than other programming languages. Python is a scalable language that can be used for anything from the simplest programs to massive large-scale projects.
In this book, we will unleash the power of Raspberry Pi and Python to create exciting IoT projects.