Make: Basic Arduino Projects: 26 Experiments with Microcontrollers and Electronics

Make: Basic Arduino Projects: 26 Experiments with Microcontrollers and Electronics

by Don Wilcher


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This companion book to MakerShed's Ultimate Arduino Microcontroller Pack provides 26 clearly explained projects that you can build with this top-selling kit right away--including multicolor flashing lights, timers, tools for testing circuits, sound effects, motor control, and sensor devices.

With the Ultimate Arduino Microcontroller Pack, you'll find everything from common components such as resistors and capacitors to specialized sensors and actuators like force-sensing resistors and motors. The kit also features the Arduino Uno Microcontroller and a MakerShield, the definitive prototyping shield for Arduino.

  • Build 26 cool mini Arduino projects and gadgets
  • Work on projects that are both instructive and have practical application
  • Get circuit diagrams and detailed instructions for building each project
  • Understand circuit design and simulation with easy-to-use tools

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781449360665
Publisher: Make Community, LLC
Publication date: 03/03/2014
Pages: 260
Sales rank: 1,192,215
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Don Wilcher is a passionate teacher of electronics technology and an electrical engineer with 26 years of experience. He's worked on industrial robotic systems, automotive electronic modules, systems, and embedded wireless controls for small consumer appliances. While at Chrysler Corporation, Don developed a weekend enrichment pre-engineering program for inner city kids. He is the Department Chair for the School of Electronics Technology of ITT Technical Institute at the Madison, AL campus.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

  • Chapter 1: The Trick Switch

  • Chapter 2: Sunrise-Sunset Light Switch

  • Chapter 3: Tilt Sensing Servo Motor Controller

  • Chapter 4: Twin LEDs

  • Chapter 5: The Opposite Switch

  • Chapter 6: The AND Logic Gate

  • Chapter 7: The OR Logic Gate

  • Chapter 8: Tilt Flasher

  • Chapter 9: Multicolor RGB Flasher

  • Chapter 10: The Magic Light Bulb

  • Chapter 11: Metal Checker: The Electronic Switch

  • Chapter 12: The Theremin

  • Chapter 13: An Arduino Ohmmeter

  • Chapter 14: The LCD News Reader

  • Chapter 15: A Logic Tester (with an RGB LED)

  • Chapter 16: A Logic Tester (with an LCD)

  • Chapter 17: The Amazing Pushbutton (with Processing)

  • Chapter 18: The Terrific Tilt Switch (with Processing)

  • Chapter 19: The Rocket Launching Game (with Processing)

  • Chapter 20: Temperature Indicator (with Processing)

  • Chapter 21: Sweeping Servo

  • Chapter 22: Electronic Cricket

  • Chapter 23: A Pocket Stage Light

  • Chapter 24: Electronic Pixel

  • Chapter 25: The Metronome

  • Chapter 26: The Secret Word Game

  • Index

  • Colophon

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