Chapter 12 Send Email with a Button

Ingredients

  • 1 Arduino
  • 1 Arduino USB cable
  • 1 breadboard
  • 1 push button
  • 1 10k-ohm (10kΩ) resistor, which has a brown-black-orange stripe pattern
  • 3 jumper wires
  • Your computer
  • A home wifi network and the password for it
  • A web browser
  • An email address

Special Items

Optional Item

  • 1 Arduino power supply

If making a computer say “Hello, world” is the first step of programming, and making an LED blink is the “Hello, world” of do-it-yourself smart objects, it’s quite possible that making an “Internet Button” is the “Hello, world” of things that do things on the Internet. The idea is that you push a button in the physical world ...

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