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Program and build fun devices with the Arduino microcontroller development system
30 Arduino Projects for the Evil Genius shows you how to use Arduinothe open-source physical computing platform. Youll master Arduino through a series of projects while learning the required simplified C programming--no prior programming experience necessary. Projects include: a servo-controlled laser, a USB-controlled fan, a light harp, a USB temperature logger, a sound “oscilloscope,” and many more.
Arduinos built-in USB makes it perfect for interfacing a home computer to external electronics, and it can be used with Windows, Mac, and Linux. The boards can be assembled by hand or purchased preassembled; the open-source IDE can be downloaded for free.
30 Arduino Projects for the Evil Genius
- Includes hands-on projects with step-by-step instructions, illustrations, photographs, and diagrams
- Assumes no prior knowledge of programming or electronics--every detail is fully explained from the ground up
- Reveals the theory behind the projects
- Explains how to install the software, interact with the Arduino board, and gain fundamental Arduino programming skills
- Shows how to develop projects that connect the PC to electronic devices
30 hands-on projects
A Tour of Arduino; LED Projects; Sensor Projects; Light Projects; Sound Projects; Power Projects; Miscellaneous Projects; Design Your Own Projects; and much more
30 Ways to Have Some Computer-Controlled Evil Fun!
This wickedly inventive guide shows you how to program and build a variety of projects with the Arduino microcontroller development system. Covering Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms, 30 Arduino Projects for the Evil Genius gets you up to speed with the simplified C programming you need to know--no prior programming experience necessary.
Using easy-to-find components and equipment, this do-it-yourself book explains how to attach an Arduino board to your computer, program it, and connect electronics to it to create fiendishly fun projects. The only limit is your imagination!
30 Arduino Projects for the Evil Genius:
- Features step-by-step instructions and helpful illustrations
- Provides full schematic and construction details for every project
- Covers the scientific principles behind the projects
- Removes the frustration factor--all required parts are listed along with sources
Build these and other devious devices:
- Morse code translator
- High-powered strobe light
- Seasonal affective disorder light
- LED dice
- Keypad security code
- Pulse rate monitor
- USB temperature logger
- Light harp
- LCD thermostat
- Computer-controlled fan
- Servo-controlled laser
- Lie detector
- Magnetic door lock
- Infrared remote
This wickedly inventive guide shows users how to program and build a variety of projects with the Arduino microcontroller development system. Covering Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms, this guide gets readers up to speed with the simplified C programming.
About the Author
Simon Monk, Ph.D., is the co-founder of the mobile software company Momote Ltd. He has been an active electronics hobbyist since his early teens and is an occasional author in hobby electronics magazines. Simon was the co-author of the textbook Databases in Theory and Practice.