Chapter 8. Expanding Your Arduino

In this chapter you will

  • Learn about the broad variety of Arduino shields

  • Make your own Arduino shield using a ProtoShield

  • Understand how Arduino libraries can expand the available functions

  • Use a microSD card shield to record data that can be analyzed in a spreadsheet

  • Build a temperature-logging device

  • Learn how to make a stopwatch using micros() and millis()

  • Understand Arduino interrupts and their uses

We’ll continue to discover ways to expand our Arduino (using various shields), and you’ll follow an example to learn how to make your own shield. Over time, as you experiment with electronics and Arduino, you can make your circuits more permanent by building them onto a ProtoShield, a blank printed circuit board that ...

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