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Bring your ideas to life with the latest Arduino hardware and software Arduino is an affordable and readily available hardware development platform based around an open source, programmable circuit board. You can combine this programmable chip with a variety of sensors and actuators to sense your environment around you and control lights, motors, and sound. This flexible and easy-to-use combination of hardware and software can be used to create interactive robots, product prototypes and electronic artwork, whether you're an artist, designer or tinkerer. Arduino For Dummies is a great place to start if you want to find out about Arduino and make the most of its incredible capabilities. It helps you become familiar with Arduino and what it involves, and offers inspiration for completing new and exciting projects. - Covers the latest software and hardware currently on the market - Includes updated examples and circuit board diagrams in addition to new resource chapters - Offers simple examples to teach fundamentals needed to move onto more advanced topics - Helps you grasp what's possible with this fantastic little board Whether you're a teacher, student, programmer, hobbyist, hacker, engineer, designer, or scientist, get ready to learn the latest this new technology has to offer!
Go beyond the basics with this up to date Arduino programming resource Take your Arduino programming skills to the next level using the hands-on information contained in this thoroughly revised, easy to follow TAB guide. Aimed at programmers and hobbyists who have mastered the fundamentals, Programming Arduino Next Steps: Going Further with Sketches, Second Edition reveals professional programming tips and tricks. This up-to-date edition covers the Internet of Things (IoT) and features new chapters on interfacing your Arduino with other microcontrollers. You will get dozens of illustrated examples and downloadable code examples that clearly demonstrate each powerful technique. Discover how to: *Configure your Arduino IDE and develop your own sketches*Boost performance and speed by writing time-efficient sketches *Optimize power consumption and memory usage *Interface with different types of serial busses, including I2C, 1-Wire, SPI, and TTL Serial *Use Arduino with USB and UART *Incorporate Ethernet, Bluetooth, and DSP*Program Arduino for the Internet *Manage your sketches using One Process*Accomplish more than one task at a time-without multi-threading *Create your own code library and share it with other hobbyists
Create your own toys, remote controllers, alarms, detectors, robots, and many other projects with the Arduino device. This simple microcontroller board lets artists and designers build a variety of amazing objects and prototypes that interact with the physical world. With this cookbook you can dive right in and experiment with more than a hundred tips and techniques, no matter what your skill level is. Updated for the Arduino 1.0 release, recipes in the second edition provide solutions for most common problems and questions Arduino users have, including everything from programming fundamentals to working with sensors, motors, lights, and sound, or communicating over wired and wireless networks. You'll find the examples and advice you need to begin, expand, and enhance your projects right away.* Get to know the Arduino development environment * Understand the core elements of the Arduino programming language * Use common output devices for light, motion, and sound * Interact with almost any device that has a remote control * Learn techniques for handling time delays and time measurement * Use simple ways to transfer digital information from sensors to the Arduino device * Create complex projects that incorporate shields and external modules * Use and modify existing Arduino libraries, and learn how to create your own
Discover all the amazing things you can do with Arduino
Arduino is a programmable circuit board that is being used by everyone from scientists, programmers, and hardware hackers to artists, designers, hobbyists, and engineers in order to add interactivity to objects and projects and experiment with programming and electronics. This easy-to-understand book is an ideal place to start if you are interested in learning more about Arduino's vast capabilities. Featuring an array of cool projects, this Arduino beginner guide walks you through every step of each of the featured projects so that you can acquire a clear understanding of the different aspects of the Arduino board.Introduces Arduino basics to provide you with a solid foundation of understanding before you tackle your first projectFeatures a variety of fun projects that show you how to do everything from automating your garden's watering system to constructing a keypad entry system, installing a tweeting cat flap, building a robot car, and much moreProvides an easy, hands-on approach to learning more about electronics, programming, and interaction design for Makers of all ages
"Arduino Projects For Dummies" is your guide to turning everyday electronics and plain old projects into incredible innovations.Get Connected To find out more about Brock Craft and his recent Arduino creations, visit www.facebook.com/ArduinoProjectsForDummies
Learn to easily build gadgets, gizmos, robots, and more using Arduino
Written by Arduino expert Jeremy Blum, this unique book uses the popular Arduino microcontroller platform as an instrument to teach you about topics in electrical engineering, programming, and human-computer interaction. Whether you're a budding hobbyist or an engineer, you'll benefit from the perfectly paced lessons that walk you through useful, artistic, and educational exercises that gradually get more advanced. In addition to specific projects, the book shares best practices in programming and design that you can apply to your own projects. Code snippets and schematics will serve as a useful reference for future projects even after you've mastered all the topics in the book.Includes a number of projects that utilize different capabilities of the Arduino, while interfacing with external hardwareFeatures chapters that build upon each other, tying in concepts from previous chapters to illustrate new onesIncludes aspects that are accompanied by video tutorials and other multimedia content Covers electrical engineering and programming concepts, interfacing with the world through analog and digital sensors, communicating with a computer and other devices, and internet connectivityExplains how to combine smaller topics into more complex projectsShares downloadable materials and source code for everything covered in the bookProjects compatible with many official Arduino boards including Arduino Uno; Arduino Leonardo; Arduino Mega 2560; Arduino Due; Arduino Nano; Arduino Mega ADK; LilyPad Arduino and may work with Arduino-compatible boards such as Freeduino and new third party certified boards such as the Intel Galileo
"Exploring Arduino" takes you on an adventure and provides you with exclusive access to materials not found anywhere else
Arduino programming for the absolute beginner, with project-based learning Adventures in Arduino is the beginner's guide to Arduino programming, designed specifically for 11-to 15-year olds who want to learn about Arduino, but don't know where to begin. Starting with the most basic concepts, this book coaches you through nine great projects that gradually build your skills as you experiment with electronics. The easy-to-follow design and clear, plain-English instructions make this book the ideal guide for the absolute beginner, geared toward those with no computing experience. Each chapter includes a video illuminating the material, giving you plenty of support on your journey to electronics programming. Arduino is a cheap, readily available hardware development platform based around an open source, programmable circuit board. Combining these chips with sensors and servos allows you to gain experience with prototyping as you build interactive electronic crafts to bring together data and even eTextiles. Adventures in Arduino gets you started on the path of scientists, programmers, and engineers, showing you the fun way to learn electronic programming and interaction design. * Discover how and where to begin Arduino programming * Develop the skills and confidence to tackle other projects * Make the most of Arduino with basic programming concepts * Work with hardware and software to create interactive electronic devices There's nothing like watching your design come to life and interact with the real world, and Arduino gives you the capability to do that time and again. The right knowledge combined with the right tools can create an unstoppable force of innovation, and your curiosity is the spark that ignites the flame. Adventures in Arduino gets you started on the right foot, but the path is totally up to you.
Makers around the globe are building low-cost devices to monitor the environment, and with this hands-on guide, so can you. Through succinct tutorials, illustrations, and clear step-by-step instructions, you'll learn how to create gadgets for examining the quality of our atmosphere, using Arduino and several inexpensive sensors.
Detect harmful gases, dust particles such as smoke and smog, and upper atmospheric haze--substances and conditions that are often invisible to your senses. You'll also discover how to use the scientific method to help you learn even more from your atmospheric tests.Get up to speed on Arduino with a quick electronics primerBuild a tropospheric gas sensor to detect carbon monoxide, LPG, butane, methane, benzene, and many other gasesCreate an LED Photometer to measure how much of the sun's blue, green, and red light waves are penetrating the atmosphereBuild an LED sensitivity detector--and discover which light wavelengths each LED in your Photometer is receptive toLearn how measuring light wavelengths lets you determine the amount of water vapor, ozone, and other substances in the atmosphereUpload your data to Cosm and share it with others via the Internet
"The future will rely on citizen scientists collecting and analyzing their own data. The easy and fun gadgets in this book show everyone from Arduino beginners to experienced Makers how best to do that."--Chris Anderson, Editor in Chief of "Wired" magazine, author of Makers: The New Industrial Revolution (Crown Business)
Fiendishly Clever Sensor Projects for Your Arduino and Raspberry Pi Learn to quickly build your own electronic gadgets that monitor, measure, and react to the real world--with no prior experience required! This easy-to-follow guide covers the programming and electronics essentials needed to build fun and educational sensor-based projects with both Arduino and Raspberry Pi. Arduino and Raspberry Pi Sensor Projects for the Evil Genius features step-by-step DIY projects that use inexpensive, readily available parts. You will discover how to use touch, temperature, moisture, light, sound, and motion sensors--even sensors that detect the presence of a human! Start-to-finish Arduino and Raspberry Pi projects include: - "Simon Says" game - Rotary encoder that controls an RGB LED - Reed switch door buzzer alarm - Fire alarm - Sound detector - Light clapper - Glass break alarm - Infrared motion detector - Distance sensor intruder alarm - Collision alarm - TFT color display screen - Door entry alarm with SD card logging - And many more
Arduino is the hot open source prototyping platform for artists, hobbyists, students, and anyone who wants to create interactive physical environments. Getting Started with Arduino is co-authored by Arduino co-founder Massimo Banzi, and incorporates his experience in teaching, using, and creating Arduino.
Think about it - and it moves. Think harder, the robot moves faster. But don't worry; as a robot it knows to avoid the black border so it doesn't fall off the table. "Make a Mind Controlled Arduino Robot" shows you how to build your own. You learn to measure attention level with a NeuroSky headband and send this information into Arduino. You will also build a line-avoiding system into the bot. And, of course, you will build the chassis of your robot from scratch.
This book is your introduction to to physical computing with the Arduino microcontroller platform. No prior experience is required, not even an understanding of basic electronics. With color illustrations, easy-to-follow explanations, and step-by-step instructions, the book takes the beginner from building simple circuits on a breadboard to setting up the Arduino IDE and downloading and writing sketches to run on the Arduino. Readers will be introduced to basic electronics theory and programming concepts, as well as to digital and analog inputs and outputs. Throughout the book, debugging practices are highlighted, so novices will know what to do if their circuits or their code doesn't work for the current project and those that they embark on later for themselves. After completing the projects in this book, readers will have a firm basis for building their own projects with the Arduino. Written for absolute beginners with no prior knowledge of electronics or programming Filled with detailed full-color illustrations that make concepts and procedures easy to follow An accessible introduction to microcontrollers and physical computing Step-by-step instructions for projects that teach fundamental skills Includes a variety of Arduino-based projects using digital and analog input and output
Beginning C for Arduino, Second Edition is written for those who have no prior experience with microcontrollers or programming but would like to experiment and learn both. Updated with new projects and new boards, this book introduces you to the C programming language, reinforcing each programming structure with a simple demonstration of how you can use C to control the Arduino family of microcontrollers. Author Jack Purdum uses an engaging style to teach good programming techniques using examples that have been honed during his 25 years of university teaching. Beginning C for Arduino, Second Edition will teach you: The C programming language How to use C to control a microcontroller and related hardware How to extend C by creating your own libraries, including an introduction to object-oriented programming During the course of the book, you will learn the basics of programming, such as working with data types, making decisions, and writing control loops. You'll then progress onto some of the trickier aspects of C programming, such as using pointers effectively, working with the C preprocessor, and tackling file I/O. Each chapter ends with a series of exercises and review questions to test your knowledge and reinforce what you have learned.
Program Arduino (TM) with ease-no prior programming experience required! This thoroughly updated guide shows, step-by-step, how to quickly program all Arduino models- including the Arduino Uno R3. Written by hobbyist and electronics guru Simon Monk, Programming Arduino (TM): Getting Started with Sketches, Second Edition, features easy-to-follow explanations, fun examples, and downloadable sample programs. Discover how to write basic sketches, use Arduino's modified C language, store data, and interface with the Web. You will also get hands-on coverage of C++, library writing, and programming Arduino for the Internet of Things. * Set up the software, power up your Arduino, and start uploading sketches * Understand the basics of C language programming * Add functions, arrays, and strings to your sketches * Program Arduino's digital and analog inputs and outputs * Use functions from the standard Arduino library * Write sketches that store data in EPROM or flash memory * Interface with displays, including OLEDs and LCDs * Connect to the Internet and configure Arduino as a Web server * Develop interesting programs for the Internet of Things * Build your own libraries and use object-oriented programming methods
Arduino Project Handbook is a beginner-friendly collection of electronics projects using the low-cost Arduino board. With just a handful of components, an Arduino, and a computer, you'll learn to build and program everything from light shows to arcade games to an ultrasonic security system. First you'll get set up with an introduction to the Arduino and valuable advice on tools and components. Then you can work through the book in order or just jump to projects that catch your eye. Each project includes simple instructions, colorful photos and circuit diagrams, and all necessary code. Arduino Project Handbook is a fast and fun way to get started with micro-controllers that's perfect for beginners, hobbyists, parents, and educators. 25 Step-by-Step Projects Pushbutton-Controlled LED Light Dimmer Bar Graph Disco Strobe Light Plant Monitor Ghost Detector Arduino Melody Memory Game Secret Knock Lock Joystick-Controlled Laser Remote Control Servo LCD Screen Writer Weather Station Fortune Teller Reaction Timer Game Electronic Die Rocket Launcher Intruder Sensor Laser Trip Wire Alarm Sentry Gun Motion Sensor Alarm Keypad Entry System Wireless ID Card Entry System Rainbow Light Show Build Your Own Arduino
If you want to experiment with radio frequency identification (RFID), this book is the perfect place to start. All you need is some experience with Arduino and Processing, the ability to connect basic circuits on a breadboard with jumper wire--and you're good to go. You'll be guided through three hands-on projects that let you experience RFID in action.
RFID is used in various applications, such as identifying store items or accessing a toll road with an EZPass system. After you build each of the book's projects in succession, you'll have the knowledge to pursue RFID applications of your own.Use Processing to get a sense of how RFID readers behaveConnect Arduino to an RFID reader and discover how to use RFID tags as keysAutomate your office or home, using RFID to turn on systems when you're present, and turn them off when you leaveGet a complete list of materials you need, along with code samples and helpful illustrationsTackle each project with easy-to-follow explanations of how the code works
Up-to-date hacks that will breathe life into your Arduino and Raspberry Pi creations! This intuitive DIY guide shows how to wire, disassemble, tweak, and re-purpose household devices and integrate them with your Raspberry Pi and Arduino inventions. Packed with full-color illustrations, photos, and diagrams, Hacking Electronics: Learning Electronics with Arduino and Raspberry Pi, Second Edition, features fun, easy-to-follow projects. You'll discover how to build an Internet-controlled hacked electric toy, ultrasonic rangefinder, remote-controlled robotic rover, audio amp, slot car brakes and headlights-even a smart card reader! * Get up and running on both Arduino and Raspberry Pi * Safely solder, join wires, and connect switches * Identify components and read schematic diagrams * Work with LEDs, including high-power Lumileds and addressable LED strips * Use LiPo batteries, solar panels, and buck-boost power supplies * Use sensors to measure light, temperature, acceleration, sound level, and color * Build and modify audio amps, microphones, and transmitters * Repair gadgets and scavenge useful parts from dead equipment * Get the most out of cheap or free bench and software tools
Master programming Arduino with this hands-on guide Arduino Sketches is a practical guide to programming the increasingly popular microcontroller that brings gadgets to life. Accessible to tech-lovers at any level, this book provides expert instruction on Arduino programming and hands-on practice to test your skills. You'll find coverage of the various Arduino boards, detailed explanations of each standard library, and guidance on creating libraries from scratch plus practical examples that demonstrate the everyday use of the skills you're learning. Work on increasingly advanced programming projects, and gain more control as you learn about hardware-specific libraries and how to build your own. Take full advantage of the Arduino API, and learn the tips and tricks that will broaden your skillset. The Arduino development board comes with an embedded processor and sockets that allow you to quickly attach peripherals without tools or solders. It's easy to build, easy to program, and requires no specialized hardware. For the hobbyist, it's a dream come true especially as the popularity of this open-source project inspires even the major tech companies to develop compatible products. Arduino Sketches is a practical, comprehensive guide to getting the most out of your Arduino setup. You'll learn to: * Communicate through Ethernet, WiFi, USB, Firmata, and Xbee * Find, import, and update user libraries, and learn to create your own * Master the Arduino Due, Esplora, Yun, and Robot boards for enhanced communication, signal-sending, and peripherals * Play audio files, send keystrokes to a computer, control LED and cursor movement, and more This book presents the Arduino fundamentals in a way that helps you apply future additions to the Arduino language, providing a great foundation in this rapidly-growing project. If you're looking to explore Arduino programming, Arduino Sketches is the toolbox you need to get started.
To build electronic projects that can sense the physical world, you need to build circuits based around sensors: electronic components that react to physical phenomena by sending an electrical signal. Even with only basic electronic components, you can build useful and educational sensor projects.But if you incorporate Arduino or Raspberry Pi into your project, you can build much more sophisticated projects that can react in interesting ways and even connect to the Internet. This book starts by teaching you the basic electronic circuits to read and react to a sensor. It then goes on to show how to use Arduino to develop sensor systems, and wraps up by teaching you how to build sensor projects with the Linux-powered Raspberry Pi.
If you're among the many hobbyists and designers who came to electronics through Arduino and Raspberry Pi, this cookbook will help you learn and apply the basics of electrical engineering without the need for an EE degree. Through a series of practical recipes, you'll learn how to solve specific problems while diving into as much or as little theory as you're comfortable with. Author Simon Monk (Raspberry Pi Cookbook) breaks down this complex subject into several topics, from using the right transistor to building and testing projects and prototypes. With this book, you can quickly search electronics topics and go straight to the recipe you need. It also serves as an ideal reference for experienced electronics makers. This cookbook includes: Theoretical concepts such as Ohm's law and the relationship between power, voltage, and current The fundamental use of resistors, capacitors and inductors, diodes, transistors and integrated circuits, and switches and relays Recipes on power, sensors and motors, integrated circuits, and radio frequency for designing electronic circuits and devices Advice on using Arduino and Raspberry Pi in electronics projects How to build and use tools, including multimeters, oscilloscopes, simulations software, and unsoldered prototypes
After the devastating tsunami in 2011, DYIers in Japan built their own devices to detect radiation levels, then posted their finding on the Internet. Right now, thousands of people worldwide are tracking environmental conditions with monitoring devices they've built themselves. You can do it too
This inspiring guide shows you how to use Arduino to create gadgets for measuring noise, weather, electromagnetic interference (EMI), water purity, and more. You'll also learn how to collect and share your own data, and you can experiment by creating your own variations of the gadgets covered in the book. If you're new to DIY electronics, the first chapter offers a primer on electronic circuits and Arduino programming.Use a special microphone and amplifier to build a reliable noise monitorCreate a gadget to detect energy vampires: devices that use electricity when they're "off"Examine water purity with a water conductivity deviceMeasure weather basics such as temperature, humidity, and dew pointBuild your own Geiger counter to gauge background radiationExtend Arduino with an Ethernet shield--and put your data on the InternetShare your weather and radiation data online through Pachube
Turn your iPhone or iPad into the hub of a distributed sensor network with the help of an Arduino microcontroller. With this concise guide, you'll learn how to connect an external sensor to an iOS device and have them talk to each other through Arduino. You'll also build an iOS application that will parse the sensor values it receives and plot the resulting measurements, all in real-time.
iOS processes data from its own onboard sensors, and now you can extend its reach with this simple, low-cost project. If you're an Objective-C programmer who likes to experiment, this book explains the basics of Arduino and other hardware components you need--and lets you have fun in the process.Learn how to connect the Arduino platform to any iOS deviceBuild a simple application to control your Arduino directly from an iPadGather measurements from an ultrasonic range finder and display them on your iPhoneConnect an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch to an XBee radio networkExplore other methods for connecting external sensors to iOS, including Ethernet and the MIDI protocol
Arduino Project Handbook, Volume II provides a crash course to get you set up with the Arduino and to introduce electronics parts and tools, as well as a troubleshooting chapter for solving your hardware problems. This is a perfect guide for kids, parents, educators, and hobbyists getting started with Arduino or just levelling up their hardware skills.
Learn how to use a Raspberry Pi in conjunction with an Arduino to build a basic robot with advanced capabilities. Getting started in robotics does not have to be difficult. This book is an insightful and rewarding introduction to robotics and a catalyst for further directed study. You'll be led step by step through the process of building a robot that uses the power of a Linux based computer paired with the simplicity of Arduino. You'll learn why the Raspberry Pi is a great choice for a robotics platform; its strengths as well as its shortcomings; how to overcome these limitations by implementing an Arduino; and the basics of the Python programming language as well as some of the more powerful features. With the Raspberry Pi you can give your project the power of a Linux computer, while Arduino makes interacting with sensors and motors very easy. These two boards are complimentary in their functions; where one falters the other performs admirably. The book also includes references to other great works to help further your growth in the exciting, and now accessible, field of smart robotics. As a bonus, the final chapter of the book demonstrates the real power of the Raspberry Pi by implementing a basic vision system. Using OpenCV and a standard USB web cam, you will build a robot that can chase a ball. What You'll Learn Install Raspbian, the operating system that drives the Raspberry Pi Drive motors through an I2C motor controller Read data through sensors attached to an Arduino Who This Book Is For Hobbyists and students looking for a rapid start in robotics. It assumes no technical background. Readers are guided to pursue the areas that interest them in more detail as they learn.
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