Arduino in Action

Book description

Arduino in Action is a hands-on guide to prototyping and building electronics using the Arduino platform. Suitable for both beginners and advanced users, this easy-to-follow book begins with the basics and then systematically guides you through projects ranging from your first blinking LED through connecting Arduino to devices like game controllers or your iPhone.



About the Technology

Arduino is an open source do-it-yourself electronics platform that supports a mind-boggling collection of sensors and actuators you can use to build anything you can imagine. Even if you've never attempted a hardware project, this easy-to-follow book will guide you from your first blinking LED through connecting Arduino to your iPhone.



About the Book

Arduino in Action is a hands-on guide to prototyping and building DIY electronics. You'll start with the basics--unpacking your board and using a simple program to make something happen. Then, you'll attempt progressively more complex projects as you connect Arduino to motors, LCD displays, Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth. You'll explore input/output sensors, including ultrasound, infrared, and light, and then use them for tasks like robotic obstacle avoidance.



What's Inside
  • Getting started with Arduino--no experience required!
  • Writing programs for Arduino
  • Sensing and responding to events
  • Robots, flying vehicles, Twitter machines, LCD displays, and more!


About the Reader

Arduino programs look a lot like C or C++, so some programming skill is helpful.



About the Authors

Martin Evans is a professional developer, a lifelong electronics enthusiast, and the creator of an Arduino-based underwater ROV. Joshua Noble is an author and creative technologist who works with smart spaces. Jordan Hochenbaum uses Arduino to explore musical expression and creative interaction.



Quotes
Well-written with many helpful examples. Not just for practice!
- Matt Scarpino, author of "OpenCL in Action"

Well-written with many helpful examples. Not just for practice!
- Matt Scarpino, author of "OpenCL in Action"

Merges soft ware hacking with hardware tinkering.
- Philipp K. Janert, author of "Gnuplot in Action"

A comprehensive introduction to Arduino.
- Steve Prior, geekster.com

Takes us to a brand new world — planet Arduino.
- Nikander & Margriet Bruggeman, Lois & Clark IT Services

A solid, applications-oriented approach.
- Andrew Davidson, Human-Centered Design & Engineering

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Product information

  • Title: Arduino in Action
  • Author(s): Martin Evans, Jordan Hochenbaum, Joshua Noble
  • Release date: May 2013
  • Publisher(s): Manning Publications
  • ISBN: 9781617290244