1. Arduino Cram Session

What do you have to know to successfully create the projects in this book? It turns out, quite a lot! The good news is that I dedicate Chapter 1 to getting you ready to hack. This chapter consists of overviews of basic electronics, tips about workshop safety, as well as coverage of the Arduino Uno itself. Let’s get started!

Arduino Uno: A Rookie-Friendly Microcontroller

What if you could shrink a computer down so it would fit on a single circuit board smaller than a playing card? Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could add some sensors to detect the environment nearby, buttons to trigger commands, and motors to move stuff? Actually, this isn’t a “what if” phenomenon. The device I just described is a microcontroller-based ...

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