COVID-19 Response at Fishpond.com.au

Read what we're doing...

Arduino For Dummies
By

Rating

Product Description
Product Details

Table of Contents

Foreword xiii Introduction 1 About This Book 1 Foolish Assumptions 2 Icons Used in This Book 2 Beyond the Book 3 Where to Go from Here 3 Part 1: Getting To Know Arduino 5 Chapter 1: Discovering Arduino 7 Where Did Arduino Come From? 8 Learning by Doing 11 Patching 12 Hacking 12 Circuit bending 13 Electronics 14 Inputs 15 Outputs 15 Open Source 15 Chapter 2: Finding Your Board and Your Way Around It 17 Getting to Know the Arduino Uno 18 The Brains: ATmega328P microcontroller chip 19 Header sockets 20 Digital pins 21 Analog in pins 21 What about analog out? 21 Power pins 22 USB socket 22 Power socket 22 Reset button 23 Discovering Other Arduino Boards 24 Official Arduino boards 24 Contributed (approved) Arduinos 26 Shopping for Arduino 27 Arduino Store 27 Adafruit 27 SparkFun 28 Seeed Studio 28 Watterott Electronic 28 Electronics distributors 28 Amazon 29 eBay 29 Kitted Out: Starting with a Beginner's Kit 29 Preparing a Workspace 32 Installing Arduino 33 Surveying the Arduino Environment 33 Using Arduino Web Editor 35 Chapter 3: Blinking an LED 37 Working with Your First Arduino Sketch 37 Finding the Blink Sketch 38 Identifying your board 38 Configuring the software 40 Uploading the sketch 42 Congratulate yourself! 44 What just happened? 44 Looking Closer at the Sketch 44 Comments 46 Functions 47 Setup 48 Loop 50 Blinking Brighter 52 Tweaking the Sketch 53 Part 2: Getting Physical with Arduino 55 Chapter 4: Tools of the Trade 57 Finding the Right Tools for the Job 57 Breadboard 58 Jump wires 59 Needle-nose pliers 61 Multimeter 62 Using a Multimeter to Measure Voltage, Current, and Resistance 63 Measuring voltage in a circuit 63 Measuring current in a circuit 64 Measuring resistance of a resistor 65 Measuring resistance of a variable resistor 66 Checking the continuity (in bleeps) of your circuit 67 Chapter 5: A Primer on Electricity and Circuitry 69 Understanding Electricity 69 Using Equations to Build Your Circuits 71 Ohm's Law 71 Calculating power 73 Joule's Law 74 Working with Circuit Diagrams 76 A simple circuit diagram 76 Using a circuit diagram with an Arduino 78 Color-Coding 79 Datasheets 80 Resistor Color Charts 81 Chapter 6: Basic Sketches: Inputs, Outputs, and Communication 85 Uploading a Sketch 86 Using Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) 87 The LED Fade Sketch 87 Understanding the Fade sketch 91 Declarations 92 Variables 92 Tweaking the Fade sketch 94 The Button Sketch 96 Understanding the Button sketch 100 Tweaking the Button sketch 101 The AnalogInput Sketch 103 Understanding the AnalogInput sketch 106 Tweaking the AnalogInput sketch 108 Talking Serial 109 The DigitalReadSerial Sketch 109 Understanding the DigitalReadSerial sketch 112 The AnalogInOutSerial Sketch 113 Understanding the AnalogInOutSerial sketch 117 Chapter 7: More Basic Sketches: Motion and Sound 119 Working with Electric Motors 119 Discovering Diodes 121 Spinning a DC Motor 121 The Motor sketch 122 Understanding the Motor sketch 125 Changing the Speed of Your Motor 126 The MotorSpeed sketch 126 Understanding the MotorSpeed sketch 127 Controlling the Speed of Your Motor 128 The MotorControl sketch 128 Understanding the MotorControl Sketch 131 Tweaking the MotorControl sketch 131 Getting to Know Servo motors 132 Creating Sweeping Movements 133 The Sweep sketch 133 Understanding the Sweep sketch 136 Controlling Your Servo 138 The Knob sketch 138 Understanding the Knob sketch 141 Making Noises 142 Piezo buzzer 142 The toneMelody sketch 143 Understanding the sketch 149 Making an Instrument 153 The PitchFollower sketch 153 Understanding the sketch 156 Part 3: Building on the Basics 159 Chapter 8: Learning by Example 161 Skube 161 How it works 162 Further reading 163 Chorus 163 How it works 164 Further reading 165 Push Snowboarding 165 How it works 165 Further reading 167 Baker Tweet 167 How it works 168 Further reading 168 The National Maritime Museum's Compass Lounge and Compass Card 168 How it works 170 Further reading 171 The Good Night Lamp 171 How it works 171 Further reading 173 Little Printer 173 How it works 173 Further reading 174 Flap to Freedom 174 How it works 175 Further reading 176 Chapter 9: Soldering On 177 Understanding Soldering 177 Gathering What You Need for Soldering 178 Creating a workspace 178 Choosing a soldering iron 179 Solder 183 Third hand (helping hand) 184 Adhesive putty 184 Wire cutters 185 Wire strippers 186 Needle-nosed pliers 187 Multimeter 187 Solder sucker 187 Solder wick 187 Equipment wire 189 Staying Safe while Soldering 189 Handling your soldering iron 190 Keeping your eyes protected 190 Working in a ventilated environment 190 Cleaning your iron 190 Don't eat the solder! 190 Assembling a Shield 191 Laying out all the pieces of the circuit 192 Assembly 194 Header pins 194 Acquiring Your Soldering Technique 195 Building Your Circuit 198 Knowing your circuit 199 Laying out your circuit 199 Preparing your wire 200 Soldering your circuit 200 Cleaning up 201 Testing your shield 201 Packaging Your Project 202 Enclosures 202 Wiring 203 Securing the board and other elements 204 Chapter 10: Getting Clever with Code 205 Blinking Better 205 Setting up the BlinkWithoutDelay sketch 207 Understanding the BlinkWithoutDelay sketch 210 Taking the Bounce Out of Your Button 212 Setting up the Debounce sketch 212 Understanding the Debounce sketch 216 Making a Better Button 218 Setting up the StateChangeDetection sketch 218 Understanding the StateChangeDetection sketch 222 Smoothing Your Sensors 225 Setting up the Smoothing sketch 225 Understanding the Smoothing sketch 228 Calibrating Your Inputs 231 Setting up the Calibration sketch 231 Understanding the Calibration sketch 234 Chapter 11: Common Sense with Common Sensors 237 Making Buttons Easier 238 Implementing the DigitalInputPullup sketch 239 Understanding the DigitalInputPullup sketch 242 Exploring Piezo Sensors 243 Implementing the Knock sketch 244 Understanding the Knock sketch 247 Utilizing Pressure, Force, and Load Sensors 249 Implementing the toneKeyboard sketch 251 Understanding the toneKeyboard sketch 254 Sensing with Style 255 Implementing the CapPinSketch sketch 258 Understanding the CapPinSketch sketch 261 Tripping Along with Lasers 264 Implementing the AnalogInOutSerial sketch 265 Understanding the AnalogInOutSerial sketch 268 Detecting Movement 269 Implementing the DigitalReadSerial sketch 270 Understanding the DigitalReadSerial sketch 273 Measuring Distance 274 Implementing the MaxSonar sketch 275 Understanding the MaxSonar sketch 278 Testing, Testing Can Anybody Hear This? 280 Implementing the AnalogInOutSerial sketch 281 Understanding the AnalogInOutSerial sketch 284 Chapter 12: Becoming a Specialist with Shields and Libraries 285 Looking at Shields 286 Considering combinations 286 Reviewing the field 287 Staying current 297 Browsing the Libraries 298 Reviewing the standard libraries 299 Installing additional libraries 300 Obtaining contributed libraries 302 Part 4: Sussing Out Software 303 Chapter 13: Getting to Know Processing 305 Looking Under the Hood 306 Installing Processing 307 Taking a look at Processing 309 Trying Your First Processing Sketch 311 Drawing shapes 314 Changing color and opacity 317 Playing with interaction 320 Chapter 14: Processing the Physical World 323 Making a Virtual Button 323 Setting up the Arduino code 325 Setting up the Processing code 326 Understanding the Processing PhysicalPixel sketch 329 Understanding the Arduino PhysicalPixel sketch 332 Drawing a Graph 334 Setting up the Arduino code 336 Setting up the Processing code 337 Understanding the Arduino Graph sketch 340 Understanding the Processing Graph sketch 340 Sending Multiple Signals 344 Setting up the Arduino code 346 Setting up the Processing code 348 Understanding the Arduino SerialCallResponse sketch 350 Understanding the Processing SerialCallResponse sketch 352 Part 5: The Part of Tens 357 Chapter 15: Ten Places to Learn More about Arduino 359 Arduino Blog 359 Hack a Day 360 SparkFun 360 MAKE 360 Adafruit 360 Instructables 361 YouTube 361 Hackerspaces 361 Forum 361 Friends, Colleagues, and Workshops 362 Chapter 16: Ten Great Shops to Know 363 Adafruit 363 Arduino Store 364 Seeed Studio 364 SparkFun 364 Allied Electroncs 365 Newark Electronics 365 Mouser 365 Digi-Key 365 eBay 366 Dumpster Diving 366 Index 367

About the Author

John Nussey is a designer, a technologist, and an entrepreneur who loves using technology in new and interesting ways. He has worked with Arduino for many years to prototype products and create interactive artwork. A proud Arduino advocate, he has taught the craft of physical computing and prototyping to people of all ages, competencies, and abilities.

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Arduino For Dummies on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond Retail Limited.
Back to top