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Practical Arduino: Cool Projects for Open Source Hardwareby Jonathan Oxer
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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.
Arduino has taken off as an incredibly popular building block among ubicomp (ubiquitous computing) enthusiasts, robotics hobbyists, and DIY home automation developers. Authors Jonathan Oxer and Hugh Blemings provide detailed instructions for building a wide range of both practical and fun Arduino-related projects, covering areas such as hobbies, automotive, communications, home automation, and instrumentation.Take Arduino beyond blink to a wide variety of projects from simple to challenging Hands-on recipes for everything from home automation to interfacing with your car engine management system Explanations of techniques and references to handy resources for ubiquitous computing projects
Supplementary material includes a circuit schematic reference, introductions to a range of electronic engineering principles and general hints & tips. These combine with the projects themselves to make Practical Arduino: Cool Projects for Open Source Hardware an invaluable reference for Arduino users of all levels. You'll learn a wide variety of techniques that can be applied to your own projects. What you?ll learn Communication with serial devices including RFID readers, temperature sensors, and GPS modules Connecting Arduino to Ethernet and WiFi networks Adding synthesized speech to Arduino Linking Arduino to web services Decoding data streams from commercial wireless devices How to make DIY prototyping shields for only a couple of dollars Who this book is for
This book is for hobbyists and developers interested in physical computing using a low-cost, easy-to-learn platform.
Table of Contents Introduction Appliance Remote Control Time-Lapse Camera Controller Virtual USB Keyboard PS/2 Keyboard or Mouse Input Security/Automation Sensors Online Thermometer Touch Control Panel Speech Synthesizer Water Flow Gauge Oscilloscope/Logic Analyzer Water Tank Depth Sensor Weather Station Receiver RFID Access Control System Vehicle Telemetry Platform Resources
The Arduino is growing in popularity. As a fast, low-cost, open source platform with an active development community, it is quickly surpassing the Basic Stamp as the platform of choice for physical computing enthusiasts. This book includes a broad range of intermediate to advanced projects specifically for the Arduino using the easy-to-learn Arduino language (based on the Processing programming language). Other works currently on the market target the beginner to intermediate levels, and may cover other boards rather than the Arduino.
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