January 27, 2011

Arduino: A Quick-Start Guide--New from Pragmatic Bookshelf


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Raleigh, NC—Arduino is an open-source platform that makes DIY electronics projects easier than ever. With Arduino: A Quick-Start Guide (Pragmatic Bookshelf, $35.00 paperback retail), beginners can quickly join the worldwide community of hobbyists and professionals who use the Arduino to prototype and develop fun, useful inventions.

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.

Available in epub, mobi, and PDF direct from the publisher and in paperback from fine bookstores worldwide.

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About the Author

Maik Schmidt has worked as a software developer for more than 15 years, creating solutions for large enterprises. He frequently writes book reviews and articles and is the author of Enterprise Recipes with Ruby and Rails and Enterprise Integration with Ruby.

Additional Resources
For more information about the book, including: code, errata, discussions, full table of contents, excerpts from the book and more, see the catalog page for Arduino: A Quick-Start Guide.
Arduino Arduino: A Quick-Start Guide
Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
By Maik Schmidt
Print ISBN: 9781934356661  
Pages: 275
Print Price: $35.00  

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