Arduino Workshop: A Hands-On Introduction with 65 Projects

Arduino Workshop: A Hands-On Introduction with 65 Projects

by John Boxall

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The Arduino is a cheap, flexible, open source microcontroller platform designed to make it easy for hobbyists to use electronics in homemade projects. With an almost unlimited range of input and output add-ons, sensors, indicators, displays, motors, and more, the Arduino offers you countless ways to create devices that interact with the world around you.

In Arduino Workshop, you'll learn how these add-ons work and how to integrate them into your own projects. You'll start off with an overview of the Arduino system but quickly move on to coverage of various electronic components and concepts. Hands-on projects throughout the book reinforce what you've learned and show you how to apply that knowledge. As your understanding grows, the projects increase in complexity and sophistication.

Among the book's 65 projects are useful devices like:
– A digital thermometer that charts temperature changes on an LCD
–A GPS logger that records data from your travels, which can be displayed on Google Maps
– A handy tester that lets you check the voltage of any single-cell battery
– A keypad-controlled lock that requires a secret code to open

You'll also learn to build Arduino toys and games like:
– An electronic version of the classic six-sided die
– A binary quiz game that challenges your number conversion skills
– A motorized remote control tank with collision detection to keep it from crashing

Arduino Workshop will teach you the tricks and design principles of a master craftsman. Whatever your skill level, you'll have fun as you learn to harness the power of the Arduino for your own DIY projects.

Uses the Arduino Uno board

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593275259
Publisher: No Starch Press
Publication date: 05/13/2013
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 392
Sales rank: 634,523
File size: 17 MB
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About the Author

John Boxall has been writing Arduino tutorials, projects, and kit and accessory reviews for several years at Arduino Workshop is his first book.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Getting Started

Chapter 2: Exploring the Arduino Board and the IDE

Chapter 3: First Steps

Chapter 4: Building Blocks

Chapter 5: Working with Functions

Chapter 6: Numbers, Variables, and Arithmetic

Chapter 7: Liquid Crystal Displays

Chapter 8: Expanding Your Arduino

Chapter 9: Numeric Keypads

Chapter 10: Accepting User Input with Touchscreens

Chapter 11: Meet the Arduino Family

Chapter 12: Motors and Movement

Chapter 13: Using GPS with Your Arduino

Chapter 14: Wireless Data

Chapter 15: Infrared Remote Control

Chapter 16: Reading RFID Tags

Chapter 17: Data Buses

Chapter 18: Real-time Clocks

Chapter 19: The Internet

Chapter 20: Cellular Communications

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