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Getting Started with Arduino
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Get ready to create distributed sensor systems and intelligent interactive devices using the ZigBee wireless networking protocol and Series 2 XBee radios. By the time you're halfway through this fast-paced, hands-on guide, you'll have built a series of useful projects, including a complete ZigBee wireless network that delivers remotely sensed data.
Radio networking is creating revolutions in volcano monitoring, performance art, clean energy, and consumer electronics. As you follow the examples in each chapter, you'll learn how to tackle inspiring projects of your own. This practical guide is ideal for inventors, hackers, crafters, students, hobbyists, and scientists.
With this Quick-Start Guide you'll be creating your first gadgets within a few minutes, following the step-by-step instructions and photos throughout the book. You'll build your own motion-sensing game controller with a three-axis accelerometer, connect the Arduino to the Internet and program both client and server applications, and create a universal remote with an Arduino and a few cheap parts. Plus, you'll build your own burglar alarm that emails you whenever someone's moving in your living room, integrate Nintendo's Wii Nunchuk into your projects, make binary dice, learn how to solder, and more.
Sidebars throughout the book point you to exciting real-world projects using the Arduino, plenty of exercises will extend your skills, and "What If It Doesn't Work" sections help you troubleshoot common problems.
With Arduino: A Quick-Start Guide, beginners can quickly join the worldwide community of hobbyists and professionals who use the Arduino to prototype and develop fun, useful inventions.
Packed with fun, useful devices to create, this Quick-Start Guide will help you build your own motion-sensing game controller with a three-axis accelerometer. Then you'll create a universal remote for your TV set or your Mac, with an Arduino and a few cheap parts. The Arduino is a perfect platform for building network devices--you'll learn how to connect it to the Internet and program both client and server applications. In one hands-on project, you'll build your own burglar alarm that updates your Twitter feed whenever someone's moving in your living room. Other projects show you how to integrate Nintendo's Wii Nunchuk into your projects.
Sidebars throughout the book point you to exciting real-world projects using the Arduino, and the "What If It Doesn't Work" sections help you troubleshoot common problems.
This is a hands-on book written to clear away all the questions and obstacles that would otherwise discourage you from trying physical computing. With Arduino: A Quick-Start Guide, beginners can quickly join the world-wide community of hobbyists and professionals who use the Arduino to prototype and develop fun, useful inventions.
About the Author
Robert Faludi is an NYU Professor, SVA professor, and an expert consultant on commercial projects, including large-scale home energy monitoring. His work has appeared in The New York Times, CNet, Good Morning America, and elsewhere. He is a co-creator of the LilyPad XBee wearable radios, and Botanicalls, a system that allows thirsty plants to place phone calls for human help.
Table of Contents
PrefaceChapter 1: IntroductionChapter 2: The Arduino WayChapter 3: The Arduino PlatformChapter 4: Really Getting Started with ArduinoChapter 5: Advanced Input and OutputChapter 6: Talking to the CloudChapter 7: TroubleshootingThe BreadboardReading Resistors and CapacitorsArduino Quick ReferenceReading Schematic Diagrams
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