Arduino Playground

Geeky Projects for the Experienced Maker
by Warren Andrews

March 2017, 344 pp.
ISBN: 978-1-59327-744-4
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    Arduino Playground will show you how to make gadgets with the Arduino hardware platform that you can use in your home, workshop, and even with your friends. Some projects are practical, others are pure fun—but all are designed to teach you something new about building with electronics.

    You’ll build 10 projects, including:

    • A game that records how fast you can press a button
    • A garage parking assistant that blinks when your vehicle is perfectly parked
    • An automatic wristwatch winder decked out with bright, colorful LEDs
    • A custom power supply that you can set to any voltage you need
    • A testing device that can simulate sensor signals and feed them to a circuit

    Each project kicks off with author Warren Andrews’ own inspiration for the design and a guide to testing the basic circuit on a breadboard. Next, you’ll find the code you need to make everything work, templates for circuit boards that you can make yourself, hands-on instructions for building permanent project enclosures, and plenty of opportunities for customization.

    What are you waiting for? Think outside the box and start building some awesome Arduino projects.

    Uses the Arduino Nano and Pro Mini boards

  • About the Author

    Warren Andrews received his first amateur radio license at age 12 and has been writing about electronics for over 30 years. His work has been featured in publications like EE Times, Electronic Design, and Computer Design. Andrews has also done technical consulting for several major corporations, including Motorola and GE.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 0: Setting Up and Useful Skills (AVAILABLE NOW)
    Chapter 1: The Reaction-Time Machine (AVAILABLE NOW)
    Chapter 2: An Automated Agitator for PCB Etching (AVAILABLE NOW)
    Chapter 3: The Regulated Power Supply (AVAILABLE NOW)
    Chapter 4: A Watch Winder (AVAILABLE NOW)
    Chapter 5: The Garage Sentry Parking Assistant (AVAILABLE NOW)
    Chapter 6: The Battery Saver (AVAILABLE NOW)
    Chapter 7: A Custom pH Meter (AVAILABLE NOW)
    Chapter 8: The Ballistic Chronograph (AVAILABLE NOW)
    Chapter 9: The Square-Wave Generator (AVAILABLE NOW)
    Chapter 10: The Rainbow Thermometer