Arduino Project Handbook: 25 Practical Projects to Get You Started

Arduino Project Handbook: 25 Practical Projects to Get You Started

by Mark Geddes

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Overview

Arduino Project Handbook is a beginner-friendly collection of electronics projects using the low-cost Arduino board. With just a handful of components, an Arduino, and a computer, you’ll learn to build and program everything from light shows to arcade games to an ultrasonic security system.

First you’ll get set up with an introduction to the Arduino and valuable advice on tools and components. Then you can work through the book in order or just jump to projects that catch your eye. Each project includes simple instructions, colorful photos and circuit diagrams, and all necessary code.

Arduino Project Handbook is a fast and fun way to get started with micro­controllers that’s perfect for beginners, hobbyists, parents, and educators.

Uses the Arduino Uno board.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593276904
Publisher: No Starch Press
Publication date: 06/30/2016
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 151,511
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile: 1170L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 Years

About the Author

Mark Geddes is a lifelong tinkerer and gadget enthusiast. Frustrated with the lack of practical, visual guides to help him teach his 10-year-old how to build with Arduino, he set out to record his own experiments, and Arduino Project Handbook is the result. Geddes has a bachelor's degree from Edinburgh College of Art. He lives in Dumfries, Scotland.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xix

Introduction xx

The Arduino Revolution xxi

About This Book xxii

Organization of This Book xxiii

Project 0 Getting Started 2

Hardware 3

The Arduino UNO 3

Power 3

Breadboards 4

Jumper Wires 5

Programming the Arduino 6

The IDE Interface 6

Arduino Sketches 7

Libraries 7

Testing Your Arduino: Blinking An Led 9

Understanding the Sketch 10

Project Component List 11

Setting Up Your Workspace 13

Equipment and Tool Guide 15

Quick Soldering Guide 18

Safety First 20

Part 1 Leds

Project 1 Pushbutton-controlled Led 22

How It Works 24

The Build 25

The Sketch 27

Project 2 Light Dimmer 28

How It Works 30

The Build 31

The Sketch 33

Project 3 Bar Graph 34

How St Works 36

The Build 37

The Sketch 38

Project 4 Disco Strobe Light 39

How It Works 41

The Build 41

The Sketch 43

Project 5 Plant Monitor 45

How It Works 47

The Build 48

The Sketch 51

Project 6 Ghost Detector 53

How It Works 55

The Build 55

The Sketch 59

Part 2 Sound

Project 7 Arduino Melody 64

How It Works 66

The Build 67

The Sketch 67

Project 8 Memory Game 69

How It Works 71

The Build 71

The Sketch 73

Project 9 Secret Knock Lock 78

How It Works 80

The Build 81

The Sketch 82

Part 3 Seervos

Project 10 Joystick-Controlled Laser 86

How It Works 88

The Build 89

Mounting the Laser 90

The Sketch 92

Project 11 Remote Control Servo 93

How It Works 95

The Setup 96

The Build 97

The Sketch 99

Part 4 LCDs

Project 12 LCD Screen Writer 102

How It Works 104

Preparing the LCD Screen 104

The Build 105

The Sketch 107

How It Works 112

The Build 112

The Sketch 116

Project 14 Fortune Teller

How It Works 119

The Build 119

The Sketch 122

Project 15 Reaction Timer Game 124

How It Works 126

The Build 127

The Sketch 130

Part 5 Numeric Counters

Project 16 Electronic DIE 134

How It Works 136

The Build 137

The Sketch 140

Project 17 Rocket Launcher 143

How It Works 145

The Build 145

Create a Working Fuse 149

The Sketch 151

Part 6 Security

Project 18 Intruder Sensor 156

How It Works 158

The Build 158

The Sketch 161

Project 19 Laser trip Wire Alarm 163

How It Works 165

The Build 165

The Sketch 168

Project 20 Sentry Gun 170

How It Works 172

The Build 173

The Sketch 176

Project 21 Motion Sensor Alarm 178

How It Works 180

The Build 181

The Sketch 183

Project 22 Keypad Entry System 185

How It Works 187

Testing the Keypad 187

The Build 189

The Sketch 192

Project 23 Wireless ID Card Entry System 194

How It Works 196

The Build 198

The Sketch 203

Part 7 Advanced

Project 24 Rainbow Light Show 208

How It Works 210

The Build 212

The Sketch 215

Project 25 Build Your Own Arduino! 220

How It Works 222

Preparing the Chip 223

Building the Arduino Circuit 224

Appendix A Components 229

Components Guide 230

Arduino UNO R3 230

9V Battery Pack 230

Breadboard 230

Led 231

Resistor 231

Pushbutton 231

Potentiometer 232

HL-69 Soil Sensor 232

Piezo Buzzer 232

Servomotor 233

Joystick 233

Infrared Led Receiver 233

LCD Screen 234

DHT11 Humidity Sensor 234

Tilt Ball Switch 234

RGB Led 235

Seven-Segment Led Display 235

Four-Digit, Seven-Segment Serial Display 235

Ultrasonic Sensor 236

Photoresistor 236

RC V959 Missile Launcher 236

PIR Sensor 237

Keypad 237

RFID Reader 237

RGB Matrix 238

Shift Register 238

Atmega328P Chip 238

16 MHZ Crystal Oscillator 239

5V Regulator 239

Capacitor 239

Disc Capacitor 240

Battery Clip 240

Retailer List 240

Decoding Resistor Values 241

Appendix B Arduino Pin Reference 243

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