Arduino Cookbook - Second Edition

Create your own toys, remote controllers, alarms, detectors, robots, and many other projects with the Arduino development board. This simple microcontroller lets artists and designers build a variety of amazing objects and prototypes that interact with the physical world. With this cookbook you can dive right in and experiment with more than a hundred tips and techniques, no matter what your skill level is.

The recipes in this book provide solutions for most common problems and questions Arduino users have, including everything from programming fundamentals to working with sensors, motors, lights, and sound, or communicating over wired and wireless networks. You'll find the examples and advice you need to begin, expand, and enhance your projects right away.

The Second Edition of the *Arduino Cookbook *fixes any example code that may have been 'broken' by the release of Arduino 1.0. Also, recipes that use devices that are no longer widely available have been updated to use newer sensors and actuators!

**Info: **

  • Author: Michael Margolis
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media
  • Paperback: 724 pages
  • 2nd Edition
  • ISBN 10: 1-4493-1387-6
  • ISBN 13: 978-1-4493-1387-6
  • Get to know the Arduino development environment
  • Understand the core elements of the Arduino programming language
  • Use common output devices for light, motion, and sound
  • Interact with almost any device that has a remote control
  • Learn techniques for handling time delays and time measurement
  • Use simple ways to transfer digital information from sensors to the Arduino device
  • Create complex projects that incorporate shields and external modules
  • Use and modify existing Arduino libraries, and learn how to create your own


Arduino Cookbook - Second Edition Product Help and Resources

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.
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  • Member #24499 / about 12 years ago / 2

    OUTSTANDING BOOK! Very well written with great projects, easy to read.

  • Skierboy_16 / about 11 years ago / 1

    I read this book from front to back and I was amazed at the amount of quality information in it. Not only will it help you with all your projects but it also cites a ton of other resources,which alone I think is worth the purchase. A must have for any electronic DIY-er

  • Member #357478 / about 12 years ago / 1

    I've done a few small Arduino projects already, and this book is proving invaluable as I build more complex ones. A great reference book to have on hand.

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Will be my go-to resource!

I'm just starting with Arduino. This manual seems to have everything I could think of. Extensive examples, good explanation, clear code and schematics. Just what I was looking for.