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Arduino for Beginners: Essential Skills Every Maker Needs by John Baichtal

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2. Breadboarding

In this chapter, you learn all about breadboarding, the quick and easy way to prototype Arduino projects. After you’re up to speed on that, you’ll tackle your first project: a laser trip beam for your house! You’ll also learn how to use a passive infrared sensor in place of the laser, as well as how to design and cut a plywood enclosure for your trip beam.

Assembling Circuits Using Solderless Breadboards

Sure, you could make your project a tangle of wires, but sometimes a little organization can make a project easier to understand. Often, for everyone from newbies to experts, the first step toward building a project is to breadboard it. Look at the project in Figure 2.1. If the creator wants to make a change, it’s incredibly ...

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