Getting started with Arduino is a snap. To use the introductory examples in this guide, all you need is an Arduino Uno or Leonardo, along with a USB cable and an LED. The easy-to-use, free Arduino development environment runs on Mac, Windows, and Linux.
In Getting Started with Arduino, you'll learn about:Interaction design and physical computingThe Arduino board and its software environmentBasics of electricity and electronicsPrototyping on a solderless breadboardDrawing a schematic diagramTalking to a computer--and the cloud--from ArduinoBuilding a custom plant-watering system
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.
With the invention of the unique credit-card sized single-boardcomputer, the Raspberry Pi, comes a new wave of hardware geeks,hackers, and hobbyists who are excited about the possibilities ofthe Raspberry Pi, and this is the perfect guide to get you startedin this exhilarating new arena. With this fun and friendly book,you'll quickly discover why the supply for the Pi cannot keep upwith the demand! Veteran tech authors Sean McManus and Mike Cookshow you how to download and install the operating system, use theinstalled applications, and much more.Covers connecting the Pi to other devices such as a keyboard,mouse, monitor, and moreTeaches you basic Linux System AdminWalks you through editing images, creating web pages, andplaying musicDetails how to program with Scratch and PythonExplores creating simple hardware projects
Raspberry Pi For Dummies makes computing as easy aspie.
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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!