Adding Control in Python and Linux
This chapter covers the software side of the projects. This includes things you can do in the Python programs, but also some of the features of Linux that will allow you to start your programs automatically. This will provide some of the techniques you will need for projects in the later chapters. Some of the techniques listed will help you add functionality to your disco lights, have your PIR camera start automatically, and add a basic graphical interface for controlling electronics projects. The chapter also introduces a reed-switch that will be used to have a Lego train automatically stop at the station and control multi-colored LEDs.