Arduino Sketches: Tools and Techniques for Programming Wizardry

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Master programming Arduino with this hands-on guide

Arduino Sketches is a practical guide to programming theincreasingly popular microcontroller that brings gadgets to life.Accessible to tech-lovers at any level, this book provides expertinstruction on Arduino programming and hands-on practice to testyour skills. You'll find coverage of the various Arduino boards,detailed explanations of each standard library, and guidance oncreating libraries from scratch – plus practical examplesthat demonstrate the everyday use of the skills you're learning.Work on increasingly advanced programming projects, and gain morecontrol as you learn about hardware-specific libraries and how tobuild your own. Take full advantage of the Arduino API, and learnthe tips and tricks that will broaden your skillset.

The Arduino development board comes with an embedded processorand sockets that allow you to quickly attach peripherals withouttools or solders. It's easy to build, easy to program, and requiresno specialized hardware. For the hobbyist, it's a dream come true– especially as the popularity of this open-source projectinspires even the major tech companies to develop compatibleproducts. Arduino Sketches is a practical, comprehensiveguide to getting the most out of your Arduino setup. You'll learnto:

  • Communicate through Ethernet, WiFi, USB, Firmata, and Xbee
  • Find, import, and update user libraries, and learn to createyour own
  • Master the Arduino Due, Esplora, Yun, and Robot boards forenhanced communication, signal-sending, and peripherals
  • Play audio files, send keystrokes to a computer, control LEDand cursor movement, and more

This book presents the Arduino fundamentals in a way that helpsyou apply future additions to the Arduino language, providing agreat foundation in this rapidly-growing project. If you're lookingto explore Arduino programming, Arduino Sketches is thetoolbox you need to get started.

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About the author

James A. Langbridge is a software consultant specializing inembedded systems and code optimization including bootl oader code,system initialization, and code optimization. He has a history inin robotics, mobile phones, and seismic detection systems, withover 10 years in the aviation, defense, industry and telecomsectors, and served as an R&D consultant for STMicroelectronics and Amtel. James has also been called upon totrain development teams and coach junior developers to theirmaximum potential.

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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Jan 7, 2015
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Pages
480
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ISBN
9781118919620
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English
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Computers / Hardware / General
Technology & Engineering / General
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Learn to easily build gadgets, gizmos, robots, and more usingArduino

Written by Arduino expert Jeremy Blum, this unique book uses thepopular Arduino microcontroller platform as an instrument to teachyou about topics in electrical engineering, programming, andhuman-computer interaction. Whether you're a budding hobbyist or anengineer, you'll benefit from the perfectly paced lessons that walkyou through useful, artistic, and educational exercises thatgradually get more advanced. In addition to specific projects, thebook shares best practices in programming and design that you canapply to your own projects. Code snippets and schematics will serveas a useful reference for future projects even after you'vemastered all the topics in the book.

Includes a number of projects that utilize differentcapabilities of the Arduino, while interfacing with externalhardwareFeatures chapters that build upon each other, tying in conceptsfrom previous chapters to illustrate new onesIncludes aspects that are accompanied by video tutorials andother 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 internetconnectivityExplains how to combine smaller topics into more complexprojectsShares downloadable materials and source code for everythingcovered in the bookProjects compatible with many official Arduino boards includingArduino Uno; Arduino Leonardo; Arduino Mega 2560; Arduino Due;Arduino Nano; Arduino Mega ADK; LilyPad Arduino and may work withArduino-compatible boards such as Freeduino and new third partycertified boards such as the Intel Galileo

Exploring Arduino takes you on an adventure andprovides you with exclusive access to materials not found anywhereelse!

The quick, easy way to leap into the fascinating world ofphysical computing

This is no ordinary circuit board. Arduino allows anyone,whether you're an artist, designer, programmer or hobbyist, tolearn about and play with electronics. Through this book you learnhow to build a variety of circuits that can sense or control thingsin the real world. Maybe you'll prototype your own product orcreate a piece of interactive artwork? This book equips you witheverything you'll need to build your own Arduino project, but whatyou make is up to you! If you're ready to bring your ideas into thereal world or are curious about the possibilities, this book is foryou. 

? Learn by doing ? start building circuits and programmingyour Arduino with a few easy to follow examples - rightaway!

? Easy does it ? work through Arduino sketches line by linein plain English, to learn of how a they work and how to write yourown

? Solder on! ? Only ever used a breadboard in the kitchen?Don't know your soldering iron from a curling iron? No problem,you'll be prototyping in no time

? Kitted out ? discover new and interesting hardware to makeyour Arduino into anything from a mobile phone to a geigercounter!

? Become an Arduino savant ? learn all about functions,arrays, libraries, shields and other tools of the trade to takeyour Arduino project to the next level.

? Get social ? teach your Arduino to communicate withsoftware running on a computer to link the physical world with thevirtual world

It's hardware, it's software, it's fun! Start building the nextcool gizmo with Arduino and Arduino For Dummies.

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Exploring BeagleBone is a hands-on guide to bringinggadgets, gizmos, and robots to life using the popular BeagleBoneembedded Linux platform. Comprehensive content and deep detailprovide more than just a BeagleBone instructionmanual—you’ll also learn the underlying engineeringtechniques that will allow you to create your own projects. Thebook begins with a foundational primer on essential skills, andthen gradually moves into communication, control, and advancedapplications using C/C++, allowing you to learn at your own pace.In addition, the book’s companion website featuresinstructional videos, source code, discussion forums, and more, toensure that you have everything you need.

The BeagleBone’s small size, high performance, low cost,and extreme adaptability have made it a favorite developmentplatform, and the Linux software base allows for complex yetflexible functionality. The BeagleBone has applications in smartbuildings, robot control, environmental sensing, to name a few;and, expansion boards and peripherals dramatically increase thepossibilities. Exploring BeagleBone provides areader-friendly  guide to the device, including a crash coursein computer engineering. While following step by step, you can:

Get up to speed on embedded Linux, electronics, andprogrammingMaster interfacing electronic circuits, buses and modules, withpractical examplesExplore the Internet-connected BeagleBone and the BeagleBonewith a displayApply the BeagleBone to sensing applications, including videoand soundExplore the BeagleBone’s Programmable Real-TimeControllers

Hands-on learning helps ensure that your new skills stay withyou, allowing you to design with electronics, modules, orperipherals even beyond the BeagleBone. Insightful guidance andonline peer support help you transition from beginner to expert asyou master the techniques presented in Exploring BeagleBone,the practical handbook for the popular computing platform.

Master programming Arduino with this hands-on guide

Arduino Sketches is a practical guide to programming theincreasingly popular microcontroller that brings gadgets to life.Accessible to tech-lovers at any level, this book provides expertinstruction on Arduino programming and hands-on practice to testyour skills. You'll find coverage of the various Arduino boards,detailed explanations of each standard library, and guidance oncreating libraries from scratch – plus practical examplesthat demonstrate the everyday use of the skills you're learning.Work on increasingly advanced programming projects, and gain morecontrol as you learn about hardware-specific libraries and how tobuild your own. Take full advantage of the Arduino API, and learnthe tips and tricks that will broaden your skillset.

The Arduino development board comes with an embedded processorand sockets that allow you to quickly attach peripherals withouttools or solders. It's easy to build, easy to program, and requiresno specialized hardware. For the hobbyist, it's a dream come true– especially as the popularity of this open-source projectinspires even the major tech companies to develop compatibleproducts. Arduino Sketches is a practical, comprehensiveguide to getting the most out of your Arduino setup. You'll learnto:

Communicate through Ethernet, WiFi, USB, Firmata, and XbeeFind, import, and update user libraries, and learn to createyour ownMaster the Arduino Due, Esplora, Yun, and Robot boards forenhanced communication, signal-sending, and peripheralsPlay audio files, send keystrokes to a computer, control LEDand cursor movement, and more

This book presents the Arduino fundamentals in a way that helpsyou apply future additions to the Arduino language, providing agreat foundation in this rapidly-growing project. If you're lookingto explore Arduino programming, Arduino Sketches is thetoolbox you need to get started.

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