Make: Getting Started with Arduino, 4th Edition - PDF

Make: Getting Started with Arduino, 4th Edition - PDF

Interact with the physical world through the popular Arduino microcontroller.

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Arduino is the hot open source prototyping platform for artists, hobbyists, students, and anyone who wants to create interactive physical environments. The latest Getting Started with Arduino is co-authored by Arduino co-founder Massimo Banzi, and incorporates his experience in teaching, using, and creating Arduino.

  • Everything beginners and experienced hackers need to know to get started with Arduino, the open source electronics prototyping platform
  • Introduces the basic principles of Arduino, along with two projects and troubleshooting tips
  • Gets readers up to speed with Arduino quickly so they can begin building projects
  • Includes detailed, hand-drawn illustrations of Arduino-based principles and projects
  • Covers the low-cost Arduino Leonardo as well as the Uno

Getting started with Arduino is a snap. To use the introductory examples in this guide, all you need is an Arduino Uno or Leonardo, along with a USB cable and an LED. The easy-to-use, free Arduino development environment runs on Mac, Windows, and Linux. This thorough introduction, updated for the latest Arduino release, helps you start prototyping right away. From obtaining the required components to putting the final touches on your project, all the information you need is here!

In Getting Started with Arduino, you'll learn about:

  • Interaction design and physical computing
  • The Arduino board and its software environmentBasics of electricity and electronicsPrototyping on a solderless breadboard
  • Drawing a schematic diagram
  • Talking to a computer--and the cloud--from Arduino
  • Building a custom plant-watering system
    About the Authors:
    • Massimo Banzi

      Massimo Banzi is the co-founder of the Arduino project and has worked for clients such as: Prada, Artemide, Persol, Whirlpool, V&A Museum and Adidas. He spent 4 years at the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea as Associate Professor. Massimo has taught workshops and has been a guest speaker at institutions like: Architectural Association - London, Hochschule f r Gestaltung und Kunst Basel, Hochschule f r Gestaltung Schw bisch Gm nd, FH Potsdam, Domus Academy, Medialab Madrid, Escola Superior de Disseny Barcelona, ARS Electronica Linz, Mediamatic Amsterdam, Doors of Perception Amsterdam. Before joining IDII he was CTO for the Seat Ventures incubator. He spent many years working as a software architect,both in Milan and London, on projects for clients like Italia Online, Sapient, Labour Party, BT, MCI WorldCom, SmithKlineBeecham, Storagetek, BSkyB and boo.com. View Massimo Banzi's full profile page.


    • Michael Shiloh

      Michael Shiloh is Associate Professor at the California College of the Arts where he teaches electronics, programming, robotics, and electromechanics. Trained formally as an electrical engineer, Michael worked for various consumer and embedded engineering firms before discovering a passion for teaching. Michael frequently lectures and speaks at conferences and universities worldwide. In 2013, Michael started working for Arduino, speaking about the open-source electronics prototyping platform to new audiences and leading hands-on workshops. View Michael Shiloh's full profile page.

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