The quick, easy way to leap into the fascinating world ofphysical computing This is no ordinary circuit board. Arduino allows anyone,whether you're an artist, designer, programmer or hobbyist, tolearn about and play with electronics. Through this book you learnhow to build a variety of circuits that can sense or control thingsin the real world. Maybe you'll prototype your own product orcreate a piece of interactive artwork? This book equips you witheverything you'll need to build your own Arduino project, but whatyou make is up to you! If you're ready to bring your ideas into thereal world or are curious about the possibilities, this book is foryou. ? Learn by doing ? start building circuits and programmingyour Arduino with a few easy to follow examples - rightaway! ? Easy does it ? work through Arduino sketches line by linein plain English, to learn of how a they work and how to write yourown ? Solder on! ? Only ever used a breadboard in the kitchen?Don't know your soldering iron from a curling iron? No problem,you'll be prototyping in no time ? Kitted out ? discover new and interesting hardware to makeyour Arduino into anything from a mobile phone to a geigercounter! ? Become an Arduino savant ? learn all about functions,arrays, libraries, shields and other tools of the trade to takeyour Arduino project to the next level. ? Get social ? teach your Arduino to communicate withsoftware running on a computer to link the physical world with thevirtual world It's hardware, it's software, it's fun! Start building the nextcool gizmo with Arduino and Arduino For Dummies.
A great place to start if you want to find out about Arduino and make the most of its incredible capabilities, this book will help you become familiar with Arduino and what it involves, and offers inspiration for completing new and exciting projects. --
Discover all the amazing things you can do withArduino Arduino is a programmable circuit board that is being used byeveryone from scientists, programmers, and hardware hackers toartists, designers, hobbyists, and engineers in order to addinteractivity to objects and projects and experiment withprogramming and electronics. This easy-to-understand book is anideal place to start if you are interested in learning more aboutArduino's vast capabilities. Featuring an array of cool projects,this Arduino beginner guide walks you through every step of each ofthe featured projects so that you can acquire a clear understandingof the different aspects of the Arduino board. Introduces Arduino basics to provide you with a solidfoundation of understanding before you tackle your firstproject Features a variety of fun projects that show you how to doeverything from automating your garden's watering system toconstructing a keypad entry system, installing a tweeting cat flap,building a robot car, and much more Provides an easy, hands-on approach to learning more aboutelectronics, programming, and interaction design for Makers of allages Arduino Projects For Dummies is your guide to turningeveryday electronics and plain old projects into incredibleinnovations. Get Connected! To find out more about Brock Craftand his recent Arduino creations, visit ahref="http://www.facebook.com/ArduinoProjectsForDummies"www.facebook.com/ArduinoProjectsForDummies/a
Arduino Programming the Complete Beginners Guide(iot Projects)
Author: Simmon Monk
The quick, easy way to leap into the fascinating world of physical computingThis is no ordinary circuit board. Arduino allows anyone, whether you're an artist, designer, programmer or hobbyist, to learn about and play with electronics. Through this book you learn how to build a variety of circuits that can sense or control things in the real world. Maybe you'll prototype your own product or create a piece of interactive artwork? This book equips you with everything you'll need to build your own Arduino project, but what you make is up to you! If you're ready to bring your ideas into the real world or are curious about the possibilities, this book is for you. ? Learn by doing ? start building circuits and programming your Arduino with a few easy to follow examples - right away!? Easy does it ? work through Arduino sketches line by line in plain English, to learn of how a they work and how to write your own? Solder on! ? Only ever used a breadboard in the kitchen? Don't know your soldering iron from a curling iron? No problem, you'll be prototyping in no time? Kitted out ? discover new and interesting hardware to make your Arduino into anything from a mobile phone to a geiger counter!? Become an Arduino savant ? learn all about functions, arrays, libraries, shields and other tools of the trade to take your Arduino project to the next level.? Get social ? teach your Arduino to communicate with software running on a computer to link the physical world with the virtual worldIt's hardware, it's software, it's fun! Start building the next cool gizmo with Arduino and Arduino For Dummies.An all-new chapter teaches programming Arduino for Internet of Things projectsScreenshots, diagrams, and source code illustrate each techniqueAll sample programs in the book are available for download
Embrace the exciting new technology of Raspberry Pi! With the invention of the unique credit-card sized single-boardcomputer, the Raspberry Pi, comes a new wave of hardware geeks,hackers, and hobbyists who are excited about the possibilities ofthe Raspberry Pi, and this is the perfect guide to get you startedin this exhilarating new arena. With this fun and friendly book,you'll quickly discover why the supply for the Pi cannot keep upwith the demand! Veteran tech authors Sean McManus and Mike Cookshow you how to download and install the operating system, use theinstalled applications, and much more. Covers connecting the Pi to other devices such as a keyboard,mouse, monitor, and more Teaches you basic Linux System Admin Walks you through editing images, creating web pages, andplaying music Details how to program with Scratch and Python Explores creating simple hardware projects Raspberry Pi For Dummies makes computing as easy aspie. Now discover the history of Raspberry Pi! The Raspberry Pi sold a million units in its first year, and camefrom a previously unknown organisation, The Raspberry PiFoundation. If you’ve ever wondered how it came into being,and what inspired its creation, ahref="http://www.sean.co.uk/"Sean McManus/a, co-author ofRaspberry Pi For Dummies, has the answer. He has set up a sectionon his website to share bonus content, which includes a shorthistory of the Raspberry Pi. At Sean’s website, you can alsoread reviews of the book, see videos of its projects, and readseveral exclusive blog posts about the Raspberry Pi and itscommunity. ahref="http://www.sean.co.uk/books/raspberry-pi-for-dummies/index.shtm"VisitSean’s homepage for Raspberry Pi For Dummies here/a!
This book covers the particulars of Arduino's hardware and software, its capabilities, pros and cons of the platform, and examples of the creativity its use engenders. The Arduino programming language is used to operate microcontrollers, which are essentially mini-computers that trigger physical systems such as lights and motors.
If you're ready to take you basic electronics skills to the next level, this book provides exactly what you need! Lowe provides clear explanation of the important concepts, and includes building projects that will get you going from concept to conception.
This book is for musical makers and artists who want to gain knowledge and inspiration for your own amazing creations. “Grumpy Mike” Cook, co-author of several books on the Raspberry Pi and frequent answerer of questions of the Arduino forums, brings you a fun and instructive mix and simple and complex projects to help you understand how the Arduino can work with the MIDI system to create musical instruments and manipulate sound. In Part I you’ll find a set of projects to show you the possibilities of MIDI plus Arduino, covering both the hardware and software aspects of creating musical instruments. In Part II, you learn how to directly synthesize a wave form to create your own sounds with Arduino and concludes with another instrument project: the SpoonDuino. Finally, in Part III, you’ll learn about signal processing with the Arduino Uno and the Due — how to create effects like delay, echo, pitch changes, and realtime backwards audio output. /divIf you want to learn more about how to create music, instruments, and sound effects with Arduino, then get on board for Grumpy Mike’s grand tour with Arduino Music and Sound Projects.
Here's your ticket to a world of adventures with Minecraftand programming. Learn how to extend Minecraft and create a new gamingexperience, by exploring the magical world of Minecraftprogramming. Adventures in Minecraft, like other books in thehighly successful Adventures series, is written especially for 11-to 15-year-olds. With this book you will learn new programmingskills while having fun with Minecraft! Minecraft programming experts David Whale and Martin O'Hanlonwalk you step-by-step through everything you need to know to: Get started writing Minecraft programs in Python on your PC,Mac, or Raspberry Pi Build houses and other structures in the blink of an eye, andmake a 3D duplicating machine Write interactive games like a field that charges you rent, anda treasure hunt using magic vanishing bridges Build custom game control panels using simple electroniccircuits Easily build huge 2D and 3D structures such as spheres andpyramids Build intelligent objects like a massive Minecraft clock, andprogram an alien invasion Plan and write a complete interactive arena game Using the programming skills you learn from this book, writingMinecraft programs offers endless possibilities to create anythingyou can imagine. To make your journey that much easier, the Adventures inMinecraft companion website supplies you with avideo for each adventure in the book, downloadablecode files, helpful programming reference tables, a bonusadventure, and badges to collect for your Minecraftaccomplishments. By day, David Whale and Martin O'Hanlon are software engineerswho design computer products. By night, they play Minecraft anddevelop exciting new programs that interact with the Minecraftworld. They both work regularly with young people in schools,computing clubs and at community events, giving talks aboutMinecraft programming and running programming workshops.
The bestselling book on 3D printing 3D printing is one of the coolest inventions we've seen in our lifetime, and now you can join the ranks of businesspeople, entrepreneurs, and hobbyists who use it to do everything from printing foods and candles to replacement parts for older technologies—and tons of mind-blowing stuff in between! With 3D Printing For Dummies at the helm, you'll find all the fast and easy-to-follow guidance you need to grasp the methods available to create 3D printable objects using software, 3D scanners, and even photographs through open source software applications like 123D Catch. Thanks to the growing availability of 3D printers, this remarkable technology is coming to the masses, and there's no time like the present to let your imagination run wild and actually create whatever you dream up—quickly and inexpensively. When it comes to 3D printing, the sky's the limit! Covers each type of 3D printing technology available today: stereolithology, selective sintering, used deposition, and granular binding Provides information on the potential for the transformation of production and manufacturing, reuse and recycling, intellectual property design controls, and the commoditization of products Walks you through the process of creating a RepRap printer using open source designs, software, and hardware Offers strategies for improved success in 3D printing On your marks, get set, innovate!