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Have you heard a lot about Arduinos and wanted to get to know how they work a little bit better?
Maybe you have a friend who’s used an Arduino to build some crazy project or interactive gizmo.
Perhaps you have an Arduino lying around that you always thought you’d get working but never
had the time to do it. It’s time to blow the dust off!
Maybe you just want some inspiration and fun projects to do in your spare time or on the
weekends. If so, this is exactly the book for you. The projects here show off some of the amazing
capabilities of an Arduino, and they can all be completed without any prior expertise or
experience. It’s also a great companion to other Arduino books that you may have bought or
skimmed through.
Arduino Projects For Dummies is an inspiring collection of fun and interesting things you can do
with an Arduino. I’ve packed in a wide range of cool ideas for things you can do. Best of all, I
selected them so that after you’ve done a few of them, you’ll have most of the technical knowledge
you’ll need to come up with your own amazing gadgets, widgets, and interactive stuff. Whether
you are an Arduino newbie or a seasoned pro, these projects are super fun to build and help you to
really get your creative ideas flowing.
Why Arduino?
It’s no secret that Arduino has been making a lot of news lately, especially among makers,
tinkerers, and hobbyists. All kinds of people are getting into the powerful and interactive things
you can do with an Arduino — from school kids to university researchers, to artists and designers.
One thing that sets apart Arduino from a lot of other platforms is that anyone can write new
programs to use with it and share them online. Even more powerfully, special code collections
called libraries extend the things Arduino can do by allowing you to connect cameras, motors,
printers, scanners, remote controls — you name it. Because anyone can create code for Arduino
and share it online, the community is really growing fast. It’s been instrumental in renewing
interest in electronics and new hacker spaces all over the country where people build cool things,
such as autonomous robots, 3D printers, and interactive artwork.
Foolish Assumptions
I’m assuming in this book that you have an idea of what an Arduino is and maybe have played
around with one a bit. You also may have done some basic electronics, either in a school physics
class or on your own, but you may not be aware of or remember much about the basic principles of
electronics. That’s no problem, because I’ll go over what you need to know and explain a bit
about how the electronic circuits in this book work, mainly what you need to know to get the
projects going.
I also figure you’ve tried your hand at writing a little code before. But whether you have written
any code at all, I explain how all of the programs in this book work in fine detail. That way you
can learn how to program your Arduino to do not just the things in this book but the things you
want to do.
I’m also assuming you want to get your Arduino to do its thing on its own and without having to
rely on a computer for power or a data connection. So all of the projects in this book can operate
just fine without the need for keeping your Arduino connected to your desktop or laptop.
Which brings me to another assumption — that you have a computer you can work on consistently
and that you’re pretty familiar with how to operate it, move and save files, and generally keep
your system organized. I’m also assuming you are familiar with downloading zipped files from the
Internet and extracting them.
Safety and Arduino Projects
When working with electricity, safety is paramount. If you connect something incorrectly, you can
easily fry your hardware or yourself, especially if you do anything with household power. That’s
why none of the projects in this book are connected directly to the main power. All of the projects
use low voltage, direct current components. It’s simply a safer way to operate.
However, it is still possible to fry something if you aren’t careful. So you should pay particular
attention that you are wiring things up according to the diagrams provided. There are warning
icons in the margins for steps that are particularly hairy, so keep an eye out for them. And speaking
of your eyes, some of the projects require a little light fabrication, so you should use those safety
goggles. Also, if you do any soldering, you have to be careful about the hot soldering iron. Make
sure you set up your workbench to be a safe and productive environment.
How This Book Is Organized
In general, I’ve organized the book with the easier projects toward the beginning and the harder
ones toward the end. But if you see a project you really want to get going on, dive right in.
Check out the table of contents to see what you might want to tackle first, and if you need to look
something up, the index is a handy reference.
The parts in this book are divided into chapters, so you can find what you need quickly and easily.

Contents Of The Book :

Part I: Getting Started with Arduino Projects
Chapter 1: Exploring the World of Arduino
Chapter 2: Setting Up Your Workspace and Tools Preparing to Build
Chapter 3: Understanding the Basics
Part II: Basic Arduino Projects
Chapter 4: The All-Seeing Eye
Chapter 5: Making a Light Pet
Chapter 6: Making a Scrolling Sign
Chapter 7: Building an Arduino Clock
Part III: The Interactive Home and Garden
Chapter 8: Building a Keypad Entry System
Chapter 9: Building an RFID Tag Reader
Chapter 10: Building an Automated 
Chapter 11 : Building a Tweeting Pet 
Chapter 12: Building a Home Sensing Station
Part IV: Advanced Arduino Projects
Chapter 13: Building a GPS Data Logger
Chapter 14: Building a Remote-Controlled Car
Chapter 15: Building an LED 
Part V: The Part of Tens
Chapter 16: Ten Great Arduino Resource
Chapter 17: Ten Troubleshooting Tips

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Name Arduino Projects For Dummies by Brock Craft 
Publisher ‏ : ‎ For Dummies; 1st edition (June 24, 2013)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Pages ‏ : ‎ 334
File : PDF
Size : 14MB
Author : Brock Craft