Become a true Arduino expert–just watch! Master expert techniques for controlling Arduino circuits, sensors, lighting, and robotics… and walk through an advanced project, step by step!
Watch and learn all the skills you need to become a true Arduino DIY expert! John Baichtal covers all the intermediate-to-expert-level Arduino skills you'll need: programming, sensors, IC control, shields, prototyping, displays, lighting, even basic robotics. Baichtal's taught electronics and robotics to thousands of people–in person, online, in video, and in best-selling books. He knows what you need to know–and the best ways to show it to you. You'll go from theory to real circuit-building fast, with start to finish demos that guide you through several exciting examples, including a complete Arduino-powered Tank Robot!
About the Instructor
John Baichtalgot his start writing blog posts for Wired's legendary GeekDad blog as well as the DIYer's bible MAKE Magazine. From there he branched out into authoring books about toys, tools, robots, and hobby electronics. His books include Hack This: 24 Incredible Hackerspace Projects from the DIY Movement, Basic Robot Building With Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0, and Arduino for Beginners: Essential Skills Every Maker Needs; all from Que. He is also co-author of Make: Lego and Arduino Projects for MAKE.
What You Will Learn
Who Should Take This Course
Part 1: Programming
Master all the essentials of Arduino programming, including implementing logic (For, Switch-Case)… storing data in arrays… building easy-to-reuse functions… making your own libraries… and testing Arduino code for reliability.
Part 2: More Sensors for Your Arduino
Wire a gyroscope sensor to your Arduino… set up ultrasonic "range-finding" sensors… use passive infrared sensors to detect motion and trigger an LED… make your Arduino "listen" to a knock sensor, and detect tilting… For each sensor, Baichtal explains the technology, then demonstrates how to wire, code, and test an example.
Part 3: Displays and Lighting Effects
Control pixels on a Mini LED matrix… work with LCD displays… set up one-character Nixie Tube displays…control glowing electro-luminescent (EL) wires… control advanced RGB NeoPixel LEDs… Baichtal explains how each technology works, then demonstrates how to wire, code, and test an example.
Part 4: Controlling Integrated Circuits with Your Arduino
Use the 555 timing IC to pulse electricity at predictable intervals… directly control the Arduino's ATmega328 microcontroller chip… use the Max chip to control a large LED matrices… operate motors with the L293D chip… create a simple project using the stripped-down Tiny85 microcontroller. Baichtal explains how each chip works, then demonstrates how to wire, code, and test an example.
Part 5: Shields: Cool Add-On Boards for Your Arduino
Retrieve data using the SD Card Shield… build a simple electrical relay project… integrate circuits directly into Arduino with the Proto Shield… control Lego Mindstorms robots with the Bricktronics Shield… transform your Arduino into a simple 8-bit video game with the Video Game Shield. Baichtal explains how each shield works, then demonstrates how to wire, code, and test an example.
Part 6: Fun Arduino and Electronic Projects
Create a complete POV display… control a lamp with the Power Switch Tail… build a tweeting robot, a simple LED ball, and basic wearable electronics.
Part 7: Intro to Robotics
Use wheels and tank treads in robotics projects… use commercial chasses and make your own DIY chassis… buy or make robot claws… power your robot with battery packs, power supplies, wall warts, and solar… master two ways to control your robots.
Part 8: Building an Arduino-Powered Tank Robot
Walk through a complete 5-stage robot construction project: build a wooden chassis with either a hand drill or laser cutter… choose and install motors… select and install wheels that match up with your motors and mounting hardware… choose and install a battery pack… integrate and program an Arduino-based Motor Shield.
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