Well, thanks to the very generous donations by my kin Perl Hackers, the fundraiser for the Raspberry Pi eBook that Timm set up and I eventually jumped on board for has reached its initial fundraising goal!!
I'm very excited, and even before we hit the target, Timm and I had been in communication preparing for, and even commencing some of the book's aspects.
I would like to personally thank everyone for their support, and want to give Gabor a shout-out for monitoring the progress of the fundraiser, and making it prevalent in the Perl Weekly for those couple of weeks there. We noticed a significant spike in activity following the release of the newsletter. Thank you everyone!
Well, thanks to all the generous donations, we've reached 71% of our initial target at exactly half-way through the campaign!!
We have decided to set a stretch goal. If we surpass our minimum $2,500 USD and get up to $4,000 USD, we will be adding three new chapters.
Timm will add one on Infrared Remote Control, and another focusing on using MQTT: a machine-to-machine (M2M)/"Internet of Things" connectivity protocol.
I will add a chapter that will step-by-step explain how to read and understand the relevant portions of a datasheet for an Integrated Circuit (IC) or some form of sensor, how to communicate/manipulate and otherwise act on the device's registers in C, the process of converting the working C code into XS, and finally creating a new Perl distribution for the device.
Thank you for all of the support!