|Arduino in Action
Martin Evans, Joshua Noble, and Jordan Hochenbaum
MEAP Began: August 2011
Softbound print: May 2013 (est.) | 300 pages
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PART I: GETTING STARTED
1. Hello Arduino! - FREE
2. Digital input and output - AVAILABLE
3. Simple projects: Input and output - AVAILABLE
PART II: PUTTING ARDUINO TO WORK
4. Extending Arduino - AVAILABLE
5. Arduino in motion - AVAILABLE
6. Arduino and object orientation - AVAILABLE
7. LCD displays - AVAILABLE
8. Communications - AVAILABLE
9. Game on - AVAILABLE
10. Integrating the Arduino with iOS - AVAILABLE
11. Making wearables - AVAILABLE
12. Adding shields - AVAILABLE
13. Software integration - AVAILABLE
A: Installing Arduino software - AVAILABLE
B: Coding primer - AVAILABLE
C: Libraries - AVAILABLE
D: Arduino key facts - AVAILABLE
E: Useful links - AVAILABLE
Whether you want to build an autonomous robot, automate your home electronics, or just automatically tweet when the bread is ready, you can do it with Arduino. Arduino is an inexpensive, easy-to-use, open source hardware and software platform. It supports a mind-boggling array of sensors and components that you can use to build nearly anything you can imagine.
Arduino in Action is a hands-on guide to prototyping and building electronics using the Arduino platform. Suitable for beginners and advanced users, this easy to follow book begins with the basics and systematically guides you through projects ranging from your first blinking LED through connecting Arduino to devices like game controllers or your iPhone.
You'll start at the very beginning: unpacking your first Arduino board, connecting it to a PC, and using the programming environment to make something happen. You'll follow progressively more complex examples as you connect your Arduino to motors, LCD displays, Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth. You'll explore a variety of input output sensors, including ultrasound, infrared, and light, along with how to use them for tasks like robotic obstacle avoidance.
- Getting started with Arduino—no experience required
- Basics of assembling hardware projects
- Writing programs for Arduino
- Sensing and responding to events
- Robots, flying vehicles, twitter machines, LCD displays, and more!
No prior experience with Arduino or hardware development is needed. Some programming skill is helpful, but not required.
About the Authors
Martin Evans is a professional developer and a lifelong electronics enthusiast. He presented an autonomous obstacle avoidance robot at the 2010 Edinburgh Ruby conference and is currently building Arduino based underwater ROV.
Joshua Noble is a creative technologist based in the Pacific Northwest who works with smart spaces and tools for creativity. His internet presence can be found at thefactoryfactory.com or on twitter at @factoryfactory.
Jordan Hochenbaum is an artist whose work explores new interfaces for musical expression and creative interaction. His work can be found at www.flipmu.com .
About the Early Access Version
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