Arduino is the open-source electronics prototyping platform that’s taken the design and hobbyist world by storm. This thorough introduction, updated for Arduino 1.0, gives you lots of ideas for projects and helps you work with them right away. From getting organized to putting the final touches on your prototype, all the information you need is here!
Inside, you’ll learn about:
- Interaction design and physical computing
- The Arduino hardware and software development environment
- Basics of electricity and electronics
- Prototyping on a solderless breadboard
- Drawing a schematic diagram
Getting started with Arduino is a snap. To use the introductory examples in this guide, all you need an Arduino Uno or earlier model, along with USB A-B cable and an LED. The easy-to-use Arduino development environment is free to download.
Join hundreds of thousands of hobbyists who have discovered this incredible (and educational) platform. Written by the co-founder of the Arduino project, Getting Started with Arduino gets you in on all the fun!
|Publisher:||Maker Media, Inc|
|Edition description:||Second Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)|
Table of Contents
PrefaceChapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: The Arduino WayChapter 3: The Arduino PlatformChapter 4: Really Getting Started with ArduinoChapter 5: Advanced Input and OutputChapter 6: Talking to the CloudChapter 7: TroubleshootingThe BreadboardReading Resistors and CapacitorsArduino Quick ReferenceReading Schematic Diagrams
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A decent introduction to the subject but with a few shortcomings. First, all the diagrams are what appear to be hand drawings, and some of these are not very clear. Second, no schematics for the projects are given; all inter-connectivity is given only in the form of breadboard drawings (see "First" above). Third, there is a quantum leap in the complexity of the project that involves Processing and too much hand-waving to explain what's happening. I think a simpler introduction to Processing <-> Arduino communication would be more appropriate for this text.
I wish this guy wrote all the tech books i read