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JavaScript on Things: Hacking hardware for web developers by Lyza Danger Gardner

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Chapter 7. Serial communication

This chapter covers

  • What serial communication is, what it can do, and where it gets used
  • How to work with asynchronous serial components like GPS modules
  • An introduction to the core skills of soldering
  • The basics of synchronous serial communication and the most popular protocols for hobby electronics: SPI and I2C
  • Building more complex projects by combining multiple serial device components

For this chapter, you’ll need the following:

  • 1 Arduino Uno and USB cable
  • 1 Adafruit Ultimate GPS breakout board
  • 1 Adafruit HMC5883L magnetometer (compass) breakout board
  • 1 Adafruit BMP180 multisensor breakout ...

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