Do you want to learn maker skills but are overwhelmed and unsure where to dive in? Have no fear! This book is your introduction to physical computing with the Arduino microcontroller platform!
Start with building simple circuits on a breadboard to setting up the Arduino IDE and downloading and writing sketches to run on the Arduino. Readers will be introduced to basic electronics theory and programming concepts. Throughout the book, debugging practices are highlighted, so novices will know what to do if their circuits or their code don’t work for the current project. After completing the projects in this book, readers will have a solid foundation for building their own Arduino projects.
We like this book for its slow and steady pace, with a lot of images and diagrams that helps those of us who zone out when facing pages of small text.
Written for absolute beginners with no prior knowledge of electronics or programming
Filled with detailed full-color illustrations that make concepts and procedures easy to follow
An accessible introduction to microcontrollers and physical computing
Step-by-step instructions for projects that teach fundamental skills
Includes a variety of Arduino-based projects using digital and analog input and output
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.