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Distributed Network Data by Alasdair Allan, Kipp Bradford

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Chapter 11. Going Further

This book has walked you through getting started building your own hardware, taking data, and then doing some basic visualization on that data. But there is a lot more to learn.

Arduino

The Arduino is an amazingly flexible platform, and like several other topics in this book we really haven’t gone into huge amounts of detail as to its capabilities.

If you want to learn more, you should probably take a look at the Arduino Cookbook (2nd ed.) by Michael Margolis (O’Reilly), or the Arduino Up and Running video course with Brian Jepson (O’Reilly).

XBee Networking

If you’re interested in building larger XBee-based networks, you might want to look at Building Wireless Sensor Networks by Robert Faludi (O’Reilly). While that book uses Series 2 modules exclusively, it can also help you with Series 1 networks, as Series 1 commands are—for the most part—just a subset of the Series 2 command set.

If you are interested in other projects that make use of the Series 1 modules we talked about in this book, check out Making Things Talk by Tom Igoe (O’Reilly).

Fritzing

We introduced you to Fritzing in Chapter 5, where we talked about laying out circuits in the Fritzing Breadboard view. However, we didn’t really talk about circuit schematics, or how to layout custom PCBs. If you want to learn more about Fritzing, there are some really great online resources on their site.

EAGLE

If you grow beyond what Fritzing is capable of, or if you just don’t get on with it and you’re looking for ...

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