Getting Started with Arduino

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", Feb 9, 2009 - Computers - 128 pages
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This valuable little book offers a thorough introduction to the open-source electronics prototyping platform that's taking the design and hobbyist world by storm. Getting Started with Arduino gives you lots of ideas for Arduino projects and helps you get going on them right away. From getting organized to putting the final touches on your prototype, all the information you need is right in the book.

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


And more. With inexpensive hardware and open-source software components that you can download free, getting started with Arduino is a snap. To use the introductory examples in this book, all you need is a USB Arduino, USB A-B cable, and an LED.

Join the tens of thousands of hobbyists who have discovered this incredible (and educational) platform. Written by the co-founder of the Arduino project, with illustrations by Elisa Canducci, Getting Started with Arduino gets you in on the fun! This 128-page book is a greatly expanded follow-up to the author's original short PDF that's available on the Arduino website.
 

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User Review  - timtom - LibraryThing

Good primer for non-techies. Everything is kept at a very, very simple level and assumes no prior knowledge in electronics or computer programming. It is not a manual or a complete reference, but an ... Read full review

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User Review  - John_Hardy - LibraryThing

This is a short book: I read it in a couple of hours. It starts on a whimsical, almost philosophical, note which might be useful for some - but not me. I liked the hand-drawn pictures (much clearer ... Read full review

Contents

1Introduction
1
2The Arduino Way
5
3The Arduino Platform
19
4Really Getting Started with Arduino
29
5Advanced Input and Output
53
6Talking to the Cloud
73
7Troubleshooting
87
Appendix A The Breadboard
93
Appendix BReading Resistors and Capacitors
95
Appendix CArduino Quick Reference
97
Appendix DReading Schematic Diagrams
110
Index
112
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