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Arduino for Teens

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Publisher Comments:

Are you interested in building an interactive toy, automated artwork, or robot and have no idea where to start? Or do you want to control a holiday light display? Are you new to microcontrollers or electronics in general? These projects are made from smaller, simpler pieces like those presented here. Your imagination is the only limit once you have gained experience with your Arduino, sensors, and motors. Designed for students, artists, and other nonengineers, the Arduino provides an inexpensive, beginner-friendly microcontroller platform. This book will help you translate your idea into a successful project using the Arduino for control. Written especially for new users, ARDUINO FOR TEENS shows you how to put this capable little microcontroller to work! This book will open up the world of automation to you in new and exciting ways as you explore the Arduino's capabilities. Step-by-step, you'll be guided through: understanding your new Arduino and its capabilities, converting your idea into an achievable Arduino project, connecting your Arduino to the outside world using example circuits, using the Integrated Development Environment (IDE) to write and download programs, writing software to control your project using example programs, debugging your project and making it work, and selecting your next (or first) project.

Synopsis:

The Arduino open-source microcontroller is a popular hardware/software platform that lets artists, designers, and other experimental hobbyists incorporate computer-controlled electronics into their creative projects. ARDUINO FOR TEENS was written for young people (or anyone else) who would like to learn the ins and outs of microcontroller electronics and the Arduino in particular. Most teens today are at home with computers and software from a user's perspective, but working with the Arduino will open up the world of computer technology to them in new and exciting ways. Written especially with teens and young adults in mind, ARDUINO FOR TEENS' step-by-step approach teaches young experimenters the fundamentals of using the Arduino microcontroller to actually interact with the physical world and create fun, rewarding projects.

About the Author

Robert W. Patterson graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1985. After graduation, he designed and built complex circuit cards for the defense industry. Later, Robert advanced into systems design and troubleshooting. In 2010 he discovered the Arduino world and became an active member of the forum. He also designed his own version of the Arduino, the "Robertuino," or "Bobuino" to its friends. Kathleen M. Patterson graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1986 and from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1994. After graduation from Rensselaer, she started in the defense industry. Kathy moved on to the commercial world to design telecommunications and networking equipment. In her spare time, she works with middle school students to build robots.

Table of Contents

1. Meet the Family. 2. The Tools of the Trade. 3. From Idea to Project. 4. A Guided Tour of Your New Arduino. 5. To Cookbook or Not to Cookbook. 6. How to Read Specification Sheets. 7. Input and Output. 8. The IDE. 9. Writing the Code. 10. Just Enough C to Be Dangerous. 11. Debugging. 12. Bragging Rights and Pleas for Help. 13. Expanding Your Horizons with Shields. 14. Application Ideas.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781285420899
Author:
Patterson, Robert W.
Publisher:
Cengage Learning PTR
Author:
Patterson, Robert M.
Author:
Patterson, Kathy
Author:
Patterson, Kathleen
Author:
Patterson, Robert
Subject:
Computer Engineering
Subject:
Arduino
Subject:
Microcontroller
Subject:
Computer programming
Subject:
Computer hobbyist
Subject:
Microcontrollers
Subject:
Robotics
Subject:
Engineering-General Engineering
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20131021
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
320

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"Synopsis" by , The Arduino open-source microcontroller is a popular hardware/software platform that lets artists, designers, and other experimental hobbyists incorporate computer-controlled electronics into their creative projects. ARDUINO FOR TEENS was written for young people (or anyone else) who would like to learn the ins and outs of microcontroller electronics and the Arduino in particular. Most teens today are at home with computers and software from a user's perspective, but working with the Arduino will open up the world of computer technology to them in new and exciting ways. Written especially with teens and young adults in mind, ARDUINO FOR TEENS' step-by-step approach teaches young experimenters the fundamentals of using the Arduino microcontroller to actually interact with the physical world and create fun, rewarding projects.
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