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The Arduino is a cheap, flexible, open source microcontroller platform designed to make it easy for hobbyists to use electronics in homemade projects. With an almost unlimited range of input and output add-ons, sensors, indicators, displays, motors, and more, the Arduino offers you countless ways to create devices that interact with the world around you.
In Arduino Workshop, you'll learn how these add-ons work and how to integrate them into your own projects. You'll start off with an overview of the Arduino system but quickly move on to coverage of various electronic components and concepts. Hands-on projects throughout the book reinforce what you've learned and show you how to apply that knowledge. As your understanding grows, the projects increase in complexity and sophistication.
Among the book's 65 projects are useful devices like:
You'll also learn to build Arduino toys and games like:
Arduino Workshop will teach you the tricks and design principles of a master craftsman. Whatever your skill level, you'll have fun as you learn to harness the power of the Arduino for your own DIY projects.
About the Author
John Boxall has been writing Arduino tutorials, projects, and kit and accessory reviews for several years at www.tronixstuff.com. Arduino Workshop is his first book.
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"When it comes to technology, there's really something to be said for learning by example, and with each key point focused around a specific project, the information in this book is easy to learn and retain."
"Arduino Workshop was the first book I’ve read that helped me really make sense of the practical applications the Arduino is capable of."
"A very thorough primer for those wishing to jump on the [Arduino] bandwagon."
"I’ve checked out several Arduino “primers,” and found the best one for my purposes to be Arduino Workshop: A Hands-On Introduction with 65 Projects by John Boxall."