Make: Arduino Bots and Gadgets: Six Embedded Projects with Open Source Hardware and Software

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", Mar 17, 2011 - Computers - 296 pages
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Want to build your own robots, turn your ideas into prototypes, control devices with a computer, or make your own cell phone applications? It's a snap with this book and the Arduino open source electronic prototyping platform. Get started with six fun projects and achieve impressive results quickly.

Gain the know-how and experience to invent your own cool gadgets.

With Arduino, building your own embedded gadgets is easy, even for beginners. Embedded systems are everywhere—inside cars, children’s toys, and mobile phones. This book will teach you the basics of embedded systems and help you build your first gadget in just a few days. Each learn-as-you-build project that follows will add to your knowledge and skills.

  • Experiment with Arduino, the popular microcontroller board
  • Build robots and electronic projects with easy-to-follow instructions
  • Turn your ideas into working physical prototypes
  • Use Android phones as remote controls in your projects
  • Work with an uncomplicated programming language created for artists, designers, and hobbyists
  • Get everyone involved, with projects that even beginners can build
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    If you're looking at some intermediate projects to try out your arduino skills, this may be the book for you as the authors guide you through the various techniques to assemble six projects from ... Read full review

    Contents

    1 Introduction
    1
    The Brains of an Embedded System
    17
    3 Stalker Guard
    29
    4 Insect Robot
    53
    5 Interactive Painting
    79
    6 Boxing Clock
    137
    7 Remote for a Smart Home
    177
    8 Soccer Robot
    199
    A tBlue Library for Android
    263
    Index
    269
    Copyright

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    Tero Karvinen teaches Linux and embedded systems in Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, where his work has also included curriculum development and research in wireless networking. He previously worked as a CEO of a small advertisement agency. Tero's education includes a Masters of Science in Economics.

    Kimmo Karvinen works as a CEO in a leading company specialized in AV automation in Finland. Before that, he worked as CTO for a hardware manufacturer that specializes in smart building technology, as a marketing communications project leader, and as a creative director and partner in advertisement agency. Kimmo's education includes a Masters of Art and he's currently working toward his D.Sc. at Helsinki University of Technology.

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