NEW PRODUCT – Arduino for Beginners – Learn Arduino from the ground up, hands-on, in full color! Discover Arduino, join the DIY movement, and build an amazing spectrum of projects…limited only by your imagination!
This full-color guide assumes you know nothing about Arduino or programming with the Arduino IDE. John Baichtal is an expert on getting newcomers up to speed with DIY hardware. First, he guides you gently up the learning curve, teaching you all you need to know about Arduino boards, basic electronics, safety, tools, soldering, and a whole lot more. Then, you walk step-by-step through projects that reveal Arduino’s incredible potential for sensing and controlling the environment – projects that inspire you to create, invent, and build the future!
Use breadboards to quickly create circuits without soldering
Create a laser/infrared trip beam to protect your home from intruders
Use Bluetooth wireless connections and XBee to build doorbells and more
Write useful, reliable Arduino programs from scratch
Use Arduino’s ultrasonic, temperature, flex, and light sensors
Build projects that react to a changing environment
Create your own plant-watering robot
Control DC motors, servos, and stepper motors
Create projects that keep track of time
Safely control high-voltage circuits
Harvest useful parts from junk electronics
Build pro-quality enclosures that fit comfortably in your home
Loaded with full-color step-by-step illustrations!
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Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.
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