Create your own Arduino-based designs, gain in-depth knowledge of the architecture of Arduino, and learn the user-friendly Arduino language all in the context of practical projects that you can build yourself at home. Get hands-on experience using a variety of projects and recipes for everything from home automation to test equipment.
Practical Arduino: Cool Projects for Open Source Hardware demonstrates a variety of Arduino techniques in a practical context, giving you an opportunity to learn how the theory and reference material applies to real-world projects.
This book provides more than just a simple series of steps to follow - it tells you why the circuit was designed that way in the first place. You won't just be a color-by-numbers painter; you'll learn to be a true hardware craftsman and artist, able to conceptualize, design, and assemble your own creations. Take these projects as inspiration and examples of applying a variety of handy techniques, and then adapt them to suit your own requirements.
A few of the projects you'll encounter:
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.
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.
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