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Make: Arduino Bots and Gadgets by Kimmo Karvinen, Tero Karvinen

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Preface

In the early days, embedded systems were built primarily by engineers in a pretty exclusive club. Embedded devices and software tools were expensive, and building a functional prototype required significant software engineering and electrical engineering experience.

With the arrival of Arduino, the open source electronics prototyping platform, things are cheaper and easier. The hardware is inexpensive (around $30), the software is free, and the Arduino environment is designed for artists, designers, and hobbyists rather than engineering professionals.

The ultimate goal of this book is to teach you how to build prototypes using Arduino. We’ll offer just enough theory to help you apply your new skills to your own projects. You will also become ...

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