Make: Arduino Bots and Gadgets

Want to build your own robots, turn your ideas into prototypes, or control devices with a computer? It’s a snap with this book and the Arduino open source electronic prototyping platform. Get started with six fun projects and achieve impressive results quickly. You’ll gain the know-how and experience you need to invent your own gadgets.

With Arduino, building your own embedded gadgets is easy, even for beginners. This book will teach you the basics of embedded systems and help you build your first gadget in just a few days. Each learn-as-you-build project that follows will add to your knowledge and skills.

Info:

  • Author: Kimmo Karvinen & Tero Karvinen
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media / Make Media
  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • ISBN 10: 1-4493-8971-6
  • ISBN 13: 978-1-4493-8971-0
  • Experiment with Arduino
  • Build robots and electronic projects with easy-to-follow instructions
  • Turn your ideas into working physical prototypes
  • Use Android phones as remote controls in your projects

Tags

Make: Arduino Bots and Gadgets Product Help and Resources

Core Skill: Robotics

This skill concerns mechanical and robotics knowledge. You may need to know how mechanical parts interact, how motors work, or how to use motor drivers and controllers.

2 Robotics

Skill Level: Rookie - You will be required to know some basics about motors, basic motor drivers and how simple robotic motion can be accomplished.
See all skill levels


Core Skill: Programming

If a board needs code or communicates somehow, you're going to need to know how to program or interface with it. The programming skill is all about communication and code.

2 Programming

Skill Level: Rookie - You will need a better fundamental understand of what code is, and how it works. You will be using beginner-level software and development tools like Arduino. You will be dealing directly with code, but numerous examples and libraries are available. Sensors or shields will communicate with serial or TTL.
See all skill levels


Core Skill: Electrical Prototyping

If it requires power, you need to know how much, what all the pins do, and how to hook it up. You may need to reference datasheets, schematics, and know the ins and outs of electronics.

2 Electrical Prototyping

Skill Level: Rookie - You may be required to know a bit more about the component, such as orientation, or how to hook it up, in addition to power requirements. You will need to understand polarized components.
See all skill levels


Customer Comments

  • Interesting! I’ve been planning to make one. Thank you for sharing.

    <a href=“http://www.increasemyreverb.org/buy-reverbnation-plays/”>Purchase Reverbnation Plays</a>

  • This and the new Actobotics and a microcontroller seem like they might be a good starter kit.

Customer Reviews

No reviews yet.