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Beginning Arduino

Beginning Arduino by Mike McRoberts

A good book covering all the basics, not quite as in depth as the Arduino Cookbook, and very suitable for younger inventors. No previous programming experience is needed as the book leads you through by way of well thought out examples.

Author Michael McRoberts

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Book Details

  • Paperback: 472 pages
  • Publisher: Apress; 1 edition (December 23, 2010)
  • ISBN-10: 1430232404
  • ISBN-13: 978-1430232407

Book Description

In Beginning 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 handson 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.

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 learn this very popular platform for physical computing and electronic art.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Light ‘Em Up
  3. LED Effects
  4. Simple Sounders and Sensors
  5. Driving a DC Motor
  6. Binary Counters
  7. LED Displays
  8. Liquid Crystal Displays
  9. Servos
  10. Steppers and Robots
  11. Pressure Sensors
  12. Touch Screens
  13. Temperature Sensors
  14. Ultrasonic Rangefinders
  15. Reading and Writing to an SD Card
  16. Making an RFID Reader
  17. Communicating over Ethernet