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Programming Arduino Getting Started with Sketches / Edition 1

Programming Arduino Getting Started with Sketches / Edition 1

by Simon Monk


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Program Arduino with ease!

Using clear, easy-to-follow examples, Programming Arduino: Getting Started with Sketches reveals the software side of Arduino and explains how to write well-crafted sketches using the modified C language of Arduino. No prior programming experience is required! The downloadable sample programs featured in the book can be used as-is or modified to suit your purposes.

  • Understand Arduino hardware fundamentals
  • Install the software, power it up, and upload your first sketch
  • Learn C language basics
  • Write functions in Arduino sketches
  • Structure data using arrays and strings
  • Use Arduino's digital and analog inputs and outputs in your programs
  • Work with the Standard Arduino Library
  • Write sketches that can store data
  • Program LCD displays
  • Use an Ethernet shield to enable Arduino to function as a web server
  • Write your own Arduino libraries

In December 2011, Arduino 1.0 was released. This changed a few things that have caused two of the sketches in this book to break. The change that has caused trouble is that the classes 'Server' and 'Client' have been renamed to 'EthernetServer' and 'EthernetClient' respectively. To fix this:

  • Edit sketches 10-01 and 10-02 to replace all occurrences of the word 'Server' with 'EthernetServer' and all occurrences of 'Client' with 'EthernetClient'.
  • Alternatively, you can download the modified sketches for 10-01 and 10-02 from here:

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071784221
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 12/06/2011
Edition description: List
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Dr. Simon Monk has a degree in Cybernetics and Computer Science and a PhD in Software Engineering. He spent several years as an academic before he returned to industry, co-founding the mobile software company Momote Ltd. He has been an active electronics hobbyist since his early teens and is an occasional author in hobby electronics magazines. Simon is also author of 30 Arduino Projects for the Evil Genius and 15 Dangerously Mad Projects for the Evil Genius.

Table of Contents


Ch. 1. This Is Arduino

Ch 2. Getting Started

Ch 3. C Language Basics

Ch 4. Functions

Ch 5. Arrays and Strings

Ch 6. Input and Output

Ch 7. The Standard

Ch 8. Data Storage

Ch 9. LCD Displays

Ch 10. Arduino Ethernet Programming

Ch 11. C++ and Libraries


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Programming Arduino Getting Started with Sketches 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book makes no pretense of being a arduino "bible" or a cookbook. It is a short quick read for those with programming experience and with an understanding of electronics. I am new to arduino but not to microcontrollers. It helped me understand how to relate past experience with C to the arduino and helped underscore the areas I will need to devote more time to review or learn. A very useful inexpensive e book that works well on a nook color.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hate samples that are only the cover, copyright, index and introduction, like this book's. Not much of a sample, sre they? And they're not much of an incentive to buy the book either.