Make: Action

Movement, Light, and Sound with Arduino and Raspberry Pi

Author: Simon Monk

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1457187752

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 360

View: 1391

Beginning with the basics and moving gradually to greater challenges, this book takes you step-by-step through experiments and projects that show you how to make your Arduino or Raspberry Pi create and control movement, light, and sound. In other words: action! The Arduino is a simple microcontroller with an easy-to-learn programming environment, while the Raspberry Pi is a tiny Linux-based computer. This book clearly explains the differences between the Arduino and Raspberry Pi, when to use them, and to which purposes each are best suited. Using these widely available and inexpensive platforms, you'll learn to control LEDs, motors of various types, solenoids, AC (alternating current) devices, heaters, coolers, displays, and sound. You'll even discover how to monitor and control these devices over the Internet. Working with solderless breadboards, you'll get up and running quickly, learning how to make projects that are as fun as they are informative. In Make: Action, you'll learn to: Build a can crusher using a linear actuator with your Arduino Have an Arduino water your plants Build a personal traffic signal using LEDs Make a random balloon popper with Arduino Cool down your beverages with a thermostatic drink cooler you build yourself Understand and use the PID control algorithm Use Raspberry Pi to create a puppet dance party that moves to your tweets!

Getting Started with Sensors

Measure the World with Electronics, Arduino, and Raspberry Pi

Author: Kimmo Karvinen,Tero Karvinen

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1449367046

Category: Computers

Page: 140

View: 4308

To build electronic projects that can sense the physical world, you need to build circuits based around sensors: electronic components that react to physical phenomena by sending an electrical signal. Even with only basic electronic components, you can build useful and educational sensor projects. But if you incorporate Arduino or Raspberry Pi into your project, you can build much more sophisticated projects that can react in interesting ways and even connect to the Internet. This book starts by teaching you the basic electronic circuits to read and react to a sensor. It then goes on to show how to use Arduino to develop sensor systems, and wraps up by teaching you how to build sensor projects with the Linux-powered Raspberry Pi.

Make: Arduino Bots and Gadgets

Six Embedded Projects with Open Source Hardware and Software

Author: Kimmo Karvinen,Tero Karvinen

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449389716

Category: Computers

Page: 278

View: 6259

Provides information on creating a variety of gadgets and controllers using Arduino.

Arduino Programming with .NET and Sketch

Author: Agus Kurniawan

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484226593

Category: Computers

Page: 168

View: 2156

Leverage .NET and Sketch in your Arduino development implementation and integrate it into your .NET program. There are many Arduino models and compatible shields that can be used in Arduino boards. Integrating between an Arduino platform and .NET technology or Sketch can produce more advantages. Arduino Programming using .NET and Sketch shows readers how to do so with practical Arduino projects, such as preparing a development environment, performing sensing and actuating with external devices, implementing Windows Remote Arduino and building a simple IoT program. Use this quick reference to learn the basics of the Arduino platform for multiple models and start your Arduino programming in .NET and Sketch today. What You'll Learn: Learn the basics of the Arduino platform Prepare and set up an Arduino development environment Develop an Arduino program using .NET and Sketch Implement Windows Remote Arduino Build a simple IoT program Who This Book Is For: .NET and Sketch developers who want to learn Arduino programming.

Make: Sensors

A Hands-On Primer for Monitoring the Real World with Arduino and Raspberry Pi

Author: Tero Karvinen,Kimmo Karvinen,Ville Valtokari

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1449368069

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 400

View: 1251

Make: Sensors is the definitive introduction and guide to the sometimes-tricky world of using sensors to monitor the physical world. With dozens of projects and experiments for you to build, this book shows you how to build sensor projects with both Arduino and Raspberry Pi. Use Arduino when you need a low-power, low-complexity brain for your sensor, and choose Raspberry Pi when you need to perform additional processing using the Linux operating system running on that device.You'll learn about touch sensors, light sensors, accelerometers, gyroscopes, magnetic sensors, as well as temperature, humidity, and gas sensors.

Make a Raspberry Pi-Controlled Robot

Building a Rover with Python, Linux, Motors, and Sensors

Author: Wolfram Donat

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1457185997

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 168

View: 6571

Make a Raspberry-Pi Controlled Robot teaches you how to build a capable and upgradeable personal robot for around $100. You'll learn how to control servos, respond to sensor input, and know where your bot is using GPS. You'll also learn many ways to connect to your robot and send it instructions, from an SSH connection to sending text messages from your phone.

Experimenting with Raspberry Pi

Author: Warren Gay

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484207696

Category: Computers

Page: 248

View: 6237

Need some inspiration for your Raspberry Pi projects? Wondering how to work with Wii nunchucks, stepper motors, how to create a remote control panel? If you need guidance, Experimenting with Raspberry Pi is your own personal idea generator. Experimenting with Raspberry Pi covers how to work with various components and hardware like humidity and temperature sensors, Wii nunchucks, GPIO extenders, and IR receivers so you can add these to your own projects. Written with budgets in mind, author Warren Gay encourages you to build, experiment, and swap out various parts to learn more about the Pi and come up with the best ideas and instructions for your own amazing Raspberry Pi project ideas.

Arduino Robot Bonanza

Author: Gordon McComb

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071782788

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 416

View: 2876

Create high-tech walking, talking, and thinking robots "McComb hasn’t missed a beat. It’s an absolute winner!" -GeekDad, Wired.com Breathe life into the robots of your dreams—without advanced electronics or programming skills. Arduino Robot Bonanza shows you how to build autonomous robots using ordinary tools and common parts. Learn how to wire things up, program your robot's brain, and add your own unique flair. This easy-to-follow, fully illustrated guide starts with the Teachbot and moves to more complex projects, including the musical TuneBot, the remote-controlled TeleBot, a slithering snakelike 'bot, and a robotic arm with 16 inches of reach! Get started on the Arduino board and software Build a microcontroller-based brain Hook up high-tech sensors and controllers Write and debug powerful Arduino apps Navigate by walking, rolling, or slithering Program your 'bot to react and explore on its own Add remote control and wireless video Generate sound effects and synthesized speech Develop functional robot arms and grippers Extend plans and add exciting features

Learn Arduino Prototyping in 10 days

Author: Kallol Bosu Roy Choudhuri

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1788298543

Category: Computers

Page: 288

View: 4521

The ultimate power-packed crash course in building Arduino-based projects in just 10 days! About This Book A carefully designed 10-day crash course, covering major project/device types, with 20+ unique hands-on examples Get easy-to-understand explanations of basic electronics fundamentals and commonly used C sketch functions This step-by-step guide with 90+ diagrams and 50+ important tips will help you become completely self-reliant and confident Who This Book Is For This book is a beginner's crash course for professionals, hobbyists, and students who are tech savvy, have a basic level of C programming knowledge, and basic familiarity with electronics, be it for embedded systems or the Internet of Things. What You Will Learn Write Arduino sketches and understand the fundamentals of building prototype circuits using basic electronic components, such as resistors, transistors, and diodes Build simple, compound, and standalone devices with auxiliary storage (SD card), a DC battery, and AC power supplies Deal with basic sensors and interface sensor modules by using sensor datasheets Discover the fundamental techniques of prototyping with actuators Build remote-controlled devices with infrared (IR), radio frequency (RF), and telephony with GSM Learn IoT edge device prototyping (using ESP8266) and IoT cloud configuration In Detail This book is a quick, 10-day crash course that will help you become well acquainted with the Arduino platform. The primary focus is to empower you to use the Arduino platform by applying basic fundamental principles. You will be able to apply these principles to build almost any type of physical device. The projects you will work through in this book are self-contained micro-controller projects, interfacing with single peripheral devices (such as sensors), building compound devices (multiple devices in a single setup), prototyping standalone devices (powered from independent power sources), working with actuators (such as DC motors), interfacing with an AC-powered device, wireless devices (with Infrared, Radio Frequency and GSM techniques), and finally implementing the Internet of Things (using the ESP8266 series Wi-Fi chip with an IoT cloud platform). The first half of the book focuses on fundamental techniques and building basic types of device, and the final few chapters will show you how to prototype wireless devices. By the end of this book, you will have become acquainted with the fundamental principles in a pragmatic and scientific manner. You will also be confident enough to take up new device prototyping challenges. Style and approach This step-by- step guide will serve as a quick, 10-day crash course to help you become well acquainted with the Arduino platform.

15 Dangerously Mad Projects for the Evil Genius

Author: Simon Monk

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071755683

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

View: 9983

UNLEASH YOUR INNER MAD SCIENTIST! "Wonderful. I learned a lot reading the detailed but easy to understand instructions."--BoingBoing This wickedly inventive guide explains how to design and build 15 fiendishly fun electronics projects. Filled with photos and illustrations, 15 Dangerously Mad Projects for the Evil Genius includes step-by-step directions, as well as a construction primer for those who are new to electronics projects. Using easy-to-find components and equipment, this do-it-yourself book shows you how to create a variety of mischievous gadgets, such as a remote-controlled laser, motorized multicolored LEDs that write in the air, and a surveillance robot. You'll also learn to use the highly popular Arduino microcontroller board with three of the projects. 15 Dangerously Mad Projects for the Evil Genius: Features step-by-step instructions and helpful illustrations Covers essential safety measures Reveals the scientific principles behind the projects Removes the frustration factor--all required parts are listed, along with sources Build these devious devices to amaze your friends and confound your enemies! Coil gun Trebuchet Ping pong ball minigun Mini laser turret Balloon-popping laser gun Touch-activated laser sight Laser-grid intruder alarm Persistence-of-vision display Covert radio bug Laser voice transmitter Flash bomb High-brightness LED strobe Levitation machine Snailbot Surveillance robot Each fun, inexpensive Evil Genius project includes a detailed list of materials, sources for parts, schematics, and lots of clear, well-illustrated instructions for easy assembly. The larger workbook-style layout and convenient two-column format make following the step-by-step instructions a breeze. VIDEOS, PHOTOS, AND SOURCE CODE ARE AVAILABLE AT WWW.DANGEROUSLYMAD.COM Make Great Stuff! TAB, an imprint of McGraw-Hill Professional, is a leading publisher of DIY technology books for makers, hackers, and electronics hobbyists.

Make: Lego and Arduino Projects

Projects for Extending MINDSTORMS NXT with Open-source Electronics

Author: John Baichtal,Matthew Beckler,Adam Wolf

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449321062

Category: Computers

Page: 311

View: 3938

Provides step-by-step instructions for building a variety of LEGO Mindstorms NXT and Arduino devices.

Getting Started with the Photon

Making Things with the Affordable, Compact, Hackable WiFi Module

Author: Simon Monk

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1457186977

Category: Computers

Page: 204

View: 2874

The Photon is an open source, inexpensive, programmable, WiFi-enabled module for building connected projects and prototypes. Powered by an ARM Cortex-M3 microcontroller and a Broadcom WiFi chip, the Photon is just as happy plugged into a hobbyist's breadboard as it is into a product rolling off of an assembly line. While the Photon--and its accompanying cloud platform--is designed as a ready-to-go foundation for product developers and manufacturers, it's great for Maker projects, as you'll see in this book. You'll learn how to get started with the free development tools, deploy your sketches over WiFi, and build electronic projects that take advantage of the Photon's processing power, cloud platform, and input/output pins. What's more, the Photon is backward-compatible with its predecessor, the Spark Core.

Make: Bluetooth

Bluetooth LE Projects with Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and Smartphones

Author: Alasdair Allan,Don Coleman,Sandeep Mistry

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1680451944

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

View: 1391

This book is where your adventures with Bluetooth LE begin. You'll start your journey by getting familiar with your hardware options: Arduino, BLE modules, computers (including Raspberry Pi!), and mobile phones. From there, you'll write code and wire circuits to connect off-the-shelf sensors, and even go all the way to writing your own Bluetooth Services. Along the way you'll look at lightbulbs, locks, and Apple's iBeacon technology, as well as get an understanding of Bluetooth security-- both how to beat other people's security, and how to make your hardware secure.

Making Things Talk

Practical Methods for Connecting Physical Objects

Author: Tom Igoe

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596510519

Category: Computers

Page: 426

View: 9303

Provides instructions for building a variety of projects that are able to communicate with one another, including a video game controlled by a stuffed monkey and a battery powered GPS that reports its location over Bluetooth.

Raspberry Pi and AVR Projects

Augmenting the Pi's ARM with the Atmel ATmega, ICs, and Sensors

Author: Cefn Hoile,Clare Bowman,Sjoerd Dirk Meijer,Brian Corteil,Lauren Orsini,Troy Mott

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1457186209

Category: Computers

Page: 254

View: 8665

As an incredibly cheap, credit-card sized computer, the Raspberry Pi is breaking down barriers by encouraging people of all ages to experiment with code and build new systems and objects; and this book provides readers with inspiring and insightful examples to explore and build upon. Written for intermediate to seasoned Raspberry Pi users, this book explores four projects from around the world, explained by their makers. These projects cover five major categories in the digital maker space: music, light, games, home automation, and the Internet of Things.

Raspberry Pi IoT Projects

Prototyping Experiments for Makers

Author: John C. Shovic

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484213777

Category: Computers

Page: 233

View: 8903

Build your own Internet of Things (IoT) projects for prototyping and proof-of-concept purposes. This book contains the tools needed to build a prototype of your design, sense the environment, communicate with the Internet (over the Internet and Machine to Machine communications) and display the results. Raspberry Pi IoT Projects provides several IoT projects and designs are shown from the start to the finish including an IoT Heartbeat Monitor, an IoT Swarm, IoT Solar Powered Weather Station, an IoT iBeacon Application and a RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) IoT Inventory Tracking System. The software is presented as reusable libraries, primarily in Python and C with full source code available. Raspberry Pi IoT Projects: Prototyping Experiments for Makers is also a valuable learning resource for classrooms and learning labs. What You'll Learn build IOT projects with the Raspberry Pi Talk to sensors with the Raspberry Pi Use iBeacons with the IOT Raspberry Pi Communicate your IOT data to the Internet Build security into your IOT device Who This Book Is For Primary audience are those with some technical background, but not necessarily engineers. It will also appeal to technical people wanting to learn about the Raspberry Pi in a project-oriented method.

The Maker's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

Defend Your Base with Simple Circuits, Arduino, and Raspberry Pi

Author: Simon Monk

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593277296

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 296

View: 1957

Where will you be when the zombie apocalypse hits? Trapping yourself in the basement? Roasting the family pet? Beheading reanimated neighbors? No way. You’ll be building fortresses, setting traps, and hoarding supplies, because you, savvy survivor, have snatched up your copy of The Maker's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse before it’s too late. This indispensable guide to survival after Z-day, written by hardware hacker and zombie anthropologist Simon Monk, will teach you how to generate your own electricity, salvage parts, craft essential electronics, and out-survive the undead.,p>Take charge of your environment: –Monitor zombie movement with trip wires and motion sensors –Keep vigilant watch over your compound with Arduino and Raspberry Pi surveillance systems –Power zombie defense devices with car batteries, bicycle generators, and solar power Escape imminent danger: –Repurpose old disposable cameras for zombie-distracting flashbangs –Open doors remotely for a successful sprint home –Forestall subplot disasters with fire and smoke detectors Communicate with other survivors: –Hail nearby humans using Morse code –Pass silent messages with two-way vibration walkie-talkies –Fervently scan the airwaves with a frequency hopper For anyone from the budding maker to the keen hobbyist, The Maker’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse is an essential survival tool. Uses the Arduino Uno board and Raspberry Pi Model B+ or Model 2

Programming Arduino Getting Started with Sketches

Author: Simon Monk

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071784233

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 176

View: 6842

Program Arduino with ease! Using clear, easy-to-follow examples, Programming Arduino: Getting Started with Sketches reveals the software side of Arduino and explains how to write well-crafted sketches using the modified C language of Arduino. No prior programming experience is required! The downloadable sample programs featured in the book can be used as-is or modified to suit your purposes. Understand Arduino hardware fundamentals Install the software, power it up, and upload your first sketch Learn C language basics Write functions in Arduino sketches Structure data using arrays and strings Use Arduino's digital and analog inputs and outputs in your programs Work with the Standard Arduino Library Write sketches that can store data Program LCD displays Use an Ethernet shield to enable Arduino to function as a web server Write your own Arduino libraries In December 2011, Arduino 1.0 was released. This changed a few things that have caused two of the sketches in this book to break. The change that has caused trouble is that the classes 'Server' and 'Client' have been renamed to 'EthernetServer' and 'EthernetClient' respectively. To fix this: Edit sketches 10-01 and 10-02 to replace all occurrences of the word 'Server' with 'EthernetServer' and all occurrences of 'Client' with 'EthernetClient'. Alternatively, you can download the modified sketches for 10-01 and 10-02 from here: http://www.arduinobook.com/arduino-1-0 Make Great Stuff! TAB, an imprint of McGraw-Hill Professional, is a leading publisher of DIY technology books for makers, hackers, and electronics hobbyists.

Making Things See

3D Vision with Kinect, Processing, Arduino, and MakerBot

Author: Greg Borenstein

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449307078

Category: Computers

Page: 416

View: 8401

A guide to creating computer applications using Microsoft Kinect features instructions on using the device with different operating systems, using 3D scanning technology, and building robot arms, all using open source programming language.

Learn Electronics with Arduino

Author: Don Wilcher

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430242671

Category: Computers

Page: 280

View: 2170

Have you ever wondered how electronic gadgets are created? Do you have an idea for a new proof-of-concept tech device or electronic toy but have no way of testing the feasibility of the device? Have you accumulated a junk box of electronic parts and are now wondering what to build? Learn Electronics with Arduino will answer these questions to discovering cool and innovative applications for new tech products using modification, reuse, and experimentation techniques. You'll learn electronics concepts while building cool and practical devices and gadgets based on the Arduino, an inexpensive and easy-to-program microcontroller board that is changing the way people think about home-brew tech innovation. Learn Electronics with Arduino uses the discovery method. Instead of starting with terminology and abstract concepts, You'll start by building prototypes with solderless breadboards, basic components, and scavenged electronic parts. Have some old blinky toys and gadgets lying around? Put them to work! You'll discover that there is no mystery behind how to design and build your own circuits, practical devices, cool gadgets, and electronic toys. As you're on the road to becoming an electronics guru, you'll build practical devices like a servo motor controller, and a robotic arm. You'll also learn how to make fun gadgets like a sound effects generator, a music box, and an electronic singing bird.