Microcontroller projects are ubiquitous in the hobbyist/hacker/Maker world, and with good reason. Microcontrollers stand directly in the middle ground between the hardware world of buttons, motors, and lights and the software world of algorithms, connectivity, and infinite possibility. Microcontrollers are part computer and part electrical component. They can also be the metaphorical glue between the real world and the virtual world.
Why This Book?
Are you sending a balloon with a small payload to near space? Need a small bit of computing power to read your temperature sensors and accelerometer and log the data to an SD card without using too much power? A microcontroller is just what you need. Would you like to build your own small robot ...