You'll build the MintDuino Reflex Game in five separate stages or sub-tasks. Breaking down a large project into manageable tasks helps you track down errors quickly, and lets you see how each part of the circuit works. Once you complete the game, you'll have the resources and experience to tackle more MintDuino projects. If you’re interested in the fascinating world of microcontrollers, you'll enjoy this book.
Arduino is the first widespread Open Source Hardware platform. It was launched in 2005 to simplify the process of electronic prototyping and it enables everyday people with little or no technical background to build interactive products. The Arduino ecosystem is a combination of three different elements:A small electronic board manufactured in Italy that makes it easy and affordable to learn to program a microcontroller, a type of tiny computer found inside millions of everyday objects.A free software application used to program the board.An online community, connecting thousands of people with others to contribute and ask for help with projects.
Arduino in easy steps begins with an explanation of what Arduino is, why it came into being and what can be done with it. We see what is required both in terms of hardware and software, plus the writing of code that makes it actually work.
The Arduino environment has to be installed and set up on the user’s computer and Arduino in easy steps provides full instructions for doing this with all the operating systems – Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. The book explains what tools are required to build Arduino projects and also runs through certain techniques, such as soldering, that will be needed.
Arduino in easy steps then provides a primer in basic electricity and electronics, which will help the reader to understand how electronic circuits work and how to build them. This is followed by another primer, this time on how to write the code that will enable users to program their projects, plus how to debug that code.
To illustrate how to use Arduino, there is a chapter detailing a number of typical projects. For each of these projects, the required components, the schematic diagram, and the code are provided. The book also takes a look at how to extend the basic Arduino board with the use of shields. These enable the user to construct larger and more complex projects.
Finally, Arduino in easy steps details where the reader can get further information and help on Arduino, advice on how and where to buy Arduino and other required electronic parts, and where to find ready-made code that can be freely downloaded.
Table of Contents
Chapter One – What is Arduino?
Chapter Two – The Arduino Kitbag
Chapter Three –Tools
Chapter Four – Installing Arduino
Chapter Five – Electricity
Chapter Six – Circuits
Chapter Seven – Sketches
Chapter Eight – Programming
Chapter Nine – Debugging
Chapter Ten – Projects
Chapter Eleven – Expanding with Shields
Chapter Twelve – Resources
Whether you're a seasoned developer or brand new to Arduino, this book will provide you with the knowledge and skill to build amazing smart electronic devices and gadgets. First, you will learn how to build a sound effects generator using recorded audio-wave files you've made or obtained from the Internet. Next, you will build DC motor controllers operated by a web page, a slide switch, or a touch sensor. Finally, the book will explain how to build an electronic operating status display for an FM radio circuit using Arduino.
Thoroughly revised for the new Arduino Uno R3, this bestselling guide explains how to write well-crafted sketches using Arduino’s modified C language. You will learn how to configure hardware and software, develop your own sketches, work with built-in and custom Arduino libraries, and explore the Internet of Things—all with no prior programming experience required!
Electronics guru Simon Monk gets you up to speed quickly, teaching all concepts and syntax through simple language and clear instruction designed for absolute beginners. Programming Arduino: Getting Started with Sketches, Second Edition, features dozens of easy-to-follow examples and high-quality illustrations. All of the sample sketches featured in the book can be used as-is or modified to suit your needs.An all-new chapter teaches programming Arduino for Internet of Things projects Screenshots, diagrams, and source code illustrate each technique All sample programs in the book are available for download
Experienced PIC users and newcomers to the field alike will benefit from the text’s many thorough examples which demonstrate how to nimbly side-step common obstacles, solve real-world design problems efficiently and optimize code using the new PIC32 features and peripheral set. You will learn about: *basic timing and I/O operation *debugging methods with the MPLAB SIM *simulator and ICD tools *multitasking using the PIC32 interrupts *all the new hardware peripherals *how to control LCD displays *experimenting with the Explorer16 board and *the PIC32 Starter Kit *accessing mass-storage media *generating audio and video signals *and more! TABLE OF CONTENTS Day 1 And the adventure begins Day 2 Walking in circles Day 3 Message in a Bottle Day 4 NUMB3RS Day 5 Interrupts Day 6 Memory Part 2 Experimenting Day 7 Running Day 8 Communication Day 9 Links Day 10 Glass = Bliss Day 11 It’s an analog world Part 3 Expansion Day 12 Capturing User Inputs Day 13 UTube Day 14 Mass Storage Day 15 File I/O Day 16 Musica Maestro!32-bit microcontrollers are becoming the technology of choice for high performance embedded control applications including portable media players, cell phones, and GPS receivers.Learn to use the C programming language for advanced embedded control designs and/or learn to migrate your applications from previous 8 and 16-bit architectures.
Write powerful programs for your Intel® Galileo—no experience required!
This hands-on guide offers a step-by-step introduction to programming the Intel® Galileo using ArduinoTM software. Written by an experienced electronics hobbyist, Programming the Intel® Galileo: Getting Started with the ArduinoTM-Compatible Development Board shows how to set up your board, configure the software, and quickly start writing sketches. You will discover how to work with the Galileo’s inputs and outputs, use libraries, interface with the Web, and control external hardware. From there, you will learn to engineer and program your own useful and fun Galileo gadgets.
• Explore the features and capabilities of the Intel® Galileo
• Power up your board and install the Arduino IDE
• Learn C programming basics and start writing sketches
• Control LEDs, LCD, and servo motors
• Process input from temperature and light sensors
• Connect to the Internet through Ethernet and WiFi
• Share sensor readings and other data via the cloud
• Go further and design, build, and test your own projects
Filled with practical, do-it-yourself gadgets, Arduino + Android Projects for the Evil Genius shows you how to create Arduino devices and control them with Android smartphones and tablets. Easy-to-find equipment and components are used for all the projects in the book.
This wickedly inventive guide covers the Android Open Application Development Kit (ADK) and USB interface and explains how to use them with the basic Arduino platform. Methods of communication between Android and Arduino that don't require the ADK--including sound, Bluetooth, and WiFi/Ethernet are also discussed. An Arduino ADK programming tutorial helps you get started right away.
Arduino + Android Projects for the Evil Genius:Contains step-by-step instructions and helpful illustrations Provides tips for customizing the projects Covers the underlying principles behind the projects Removes the frustration factor--all required parts are listed Provides all source code on the book's website
Build these and other devious devices:Bluetooth robot Android Geiger counter Android-controlled light show TV remote Temperature logger Ultrasonic range finder Home automation controller Remote power and lighting control Smart thermostat RFID door lock Signaling flags Delay timer
Right now, you can print practically any 3D object you can imagine–from toys to gadgets to replacement parts, and beyond! All you need is a 3D printer…and they’re simpler and cheaper than you ever imagined. This full-color, step-by-step guide will get you started–and if you want, it’ll even walk you through building your own 3D printer from an inexpensive kit.
Packed with colorful photos and screenshots, it explains all the crucial details other books skip. You’ll walk through choosing and assembling your new 3D printer kit…brainstorming and designing new objects with free software…and then printing them on your brand-new 3D printer.
3D printing is today’s hottest new technological revolution, and this book takes you right to the cutting edge!
Discover how 3D printers work and what you can do with them Compare and choose your first 3D printer–either pre-built or kit Assemble Printrbot Simple, one of the world’s easiest 3D printer kits Install and configure software that tells your 3D printer what to do Print your first 3D project from an existing object file Use free Tinkercad software to create your own original 3D models Explore AutoDesk’s free software for 3D printing Use Print-It-For-You services for projects your home printer can’t handle Find great 3D printing projects and models on the Web Imagine creative new uses for your 3D printer
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 monitor Create a gadget to detect energy vampires: devices that use electricity when they’re “off” Examine water purity with a water conductivity device Measure weather basics such as temperature, humidity, and dew point Build your own Geiger counter to gauge background radiation Extend Arduino with an Ethernet shield—and put your data on the Internet Share your weather and radiation data online through Pachube