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
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"Arduino in Action" is a hands-on guide to prototyping and building electronics using the Arduino platform. Suitable for both beginners and advanced users, this easy-to-follow book begins with the basics and then systematically guides you through projects ranging from your first blinking LED through connecting Arduino to devices like game controllers or your iPhone.
About the Technology
Arduino is an open source do-it-yourself electronics platform that supports a mind-boggling collection of sensors and actuators you can use to build anything you can imagine. Even if you've never attempted a hardware project, this easy-to-follow book will guide you from your first blinking LED through connecting Arduino to your iPhone.
About this Book
"Arduino in Action" is a hands-on guide to prototyping and building DIY electronics. You'll start with the basics--unpacking your board and using a simple program to make something happen. Then, you'l attempt progressively more complex projects as you connect Arduino to motors, LCD displays, Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth. You'll explore input/output sensors, including ultrasound, infrared, and light, and then use them for tasks like robotic obstacle avoidance.
Arduino programs look a lot like C or C++, so some programming skill is helpful.
What's InsideGetting started with Arduino--no experience required Writing programs for ArduinoSensing and responding to eventsRobots, flying vehicles, Twitter machines, LCD displays, and more
Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.About the Authors
Martin Evans is a professional developer, a lifelong electronics enthusiast, and the creator of an Arduino-based underwater ROV. Joshua Noble is an author and creative technologist who works with smart spaces. Jordan Hochenbaum uses Arduino to explore musical expression and creative interaction.
Table of ContentsPart 1 Getting startedChapter 1 Hello ArduinoChapter 2 Digital input and outputChapter 3 Simple projects: input and outputPart 2 Putting Arduino to workChapter 4 Extending ArduinoChapter 5 Arduino in motionChapter 6 Object detectionChapter 7 LCD displaysChapter 8 CommunicationsChapter 9 Game onChapter 10 Integrating the Arduino with iOSChapter 11 Making wearablesChapter 12 Adding shieldsChapter 13 Software integration
InBeginning Arduino, you will learn all about the popular Arduino microcontroller by working your way through an amazing set of 50 cool projects. You'll progress from a complete beginner regarding Arduino programming and electronics knowledge to intermediate skills and the confidence to create your own amazing Arduino projects. Absolutely no experience in programming or electronics required Rather than requiring you to wade through pages of theory before you start making things, this book has a hands-on approach. You will dive into making projects right from the start, learning how to use various electronic components and how to program the Arduino to control or communicate with those components. Each project is designed to build upon the knowledge learned in earlier projects and to further your knowledge in programming as well as skills with electronics. By the end of the book you will be able create your own projects confidently and with creativity. Please note: the print version of this title is black & white; the eBook is full color. You can download the color diagrams in the book from http: //www.apress.com/9781430232407 What you'll learn Controlling LEDs Displaying text and graphics on LCD displays Making a line-following robot Using touch screens Using digital pressure sensors Reading and writing data to SD cards Connecting your Arduino to the Internet Who this book is for
Electronics enthusiasts who are new to the Arduino as well as artists and hobbyists who want to learnthis very popular platform for physical computing and electronic art Table of Contents Introduction Light 'Em Up LED Effects Simple Sounders and Sensors Driving a DC Motor Binary Counters LED Displays Liquid Crystal Displays Servos Steppers and Robots Pressure Sensors Touch Screens Temperature Sensors Ultrasonic Rangefinders Reading and Writing to an SD Card Making an RFID Reader Communicating over Ethernet