Making Things Talk

Using Sensors, Networks, and Arduino to See, Hear, and Feel Your World

Author: Tom Igoe

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1680452118

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 496

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The workbenches of hobbyists, hackers, and makers have become overrun with microcontrollers, computers-on-a-chip that power homebrewed video games, robots, toys, and more. In Making Things Talk, Tom Igoe, one of the creators of Arduino, shows how to make these gadgets talk. Whether you need to connect some sensors to the Internet or create a device that can interact wirelessly with other creations, this book shows you what you need. Although they are powerful, the projects in this book are inexpensive to build: the Arduino microcontroller board itself ranges from around $25 to $40. The networking hardware covered here includes Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and can be had for $25 to $50. Fully updated for the latest Arduino hardware and software, this book lets you combine microcontrollers, sensors, and networking hardware to make things... and make them talk to each other!

Adventures in Arduino

Author: Becky Stewart

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118948467

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 2555


Arduino programming for the absolute beginner, withproject-based learning Adventures in Arduino is the beginner's guide to Arduinoprogramming, designed specifically for 11-to 15-year olds who wantto learn about Arduino, but don't know where to begin. Startingwith the most basic concepts, this book coaches you through ninegreat projects that gradually build your skills as you experimentwith electronics. The easy-to-follow design and clear,plain-English instructions make this book the ideal guide for theabsolute beginner, geared toward those with no computingexperience. Each chapter includes a video illuminating thematerial, giving you plenty of support on your journey toelectronics programming. Arduino is a cheap, readily available hardware developmentplatform based around an open source, programmable circuit board.Combining these chips with sensors and servos allows you to gainexperience with prototyping as you build interactive electroniccrafts to bring together data and even eTextiles. Adventures inArduino gets you started on the path of scientists,programmers, and engineers, showing you the fun way to learnelectronic programming and interaction design. Discover how and where to begin Arduino programming Develop the skills and confidence to tackle other projects Make the most of Arduino with basic programming concepts Work with hardware and software to create interactiveelectronic devices There's nothing like watching your design come to life andinteract with the real world, and Arduino gives you the capabilityto do that time and again. The right knowledge combined with theright tools can create an unstoppable force of innovation, and yourcuriosity is the spark that ignites the flame. Adventures inArduino gets you started on the right foot, but the path istotally up to you.