- Series: Make: Technology on Your Time
- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Make Community, LLC; 1 edition (September 22, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1680453742
- ISBN-13: 978-1680453744
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.8 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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Learn Electronics with Arduino: An Illustrated Beginner's Guide to Physical Computing (Make: Technology on Your Time) 1st Edition
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From the Publisher
From the Preface
We conceived of this book as an introduction to electronics and the Arduino platform for the complete beginner. We have written and illustrated it assuming that the reader has no prior knowledge of either electronics or programming. As the reader progresses through the book, electronics and programming concepts are thoroughly explained, in text and with images. After the reader has completed the book, they will be able to use it as a reference for basic electronics and Arduino programming.
This book should be the jumping-off point for creative projects. When finished reading the book and completing all the exercises in it, readers should be equipped to start developing their own projects. We haven’t covered everything that the Arduino can do, but we have set readers on their way to finding that out for themselves.
Many of the code sketches used in this book are taken from the examples in the Arduino IDE. The other sketches are available on GitHub.
What will you need
There are several versions of the Arduino; it has been around since 2005 and is constantly evolving. For the purpose of this book, we are concerned with the Arduino Uno. Your Arduino might not look exactly like the Uno shown in Figure 1-3, because we have simplified the drawing in order to point out the sections that concern us. Since the Arduino is open source, you might also purchase a board that does not come directly from the Arduino organization. Just know that for this book we are focused on the Arduino Uno and compatible boards.
We will also need some additional electronic parts and a few tools to build projects with the Arduino. Here is a list of the parts you will need to purchase to complete the projects in this book. We’ll give you more detail about the parts and what they do as we build each project.
- USB A-B cable
- 9-volt battery
- 9–12-volt power supply
- 9-volt battery cap or holder
- Assorted LEDs, a variety of colors
- Assorted resistors
- 10K potentiometer
- 3 momentary switches/buttons
- Speaker, 8 ohm
- 2 servo motors
- Jumper wires
About the Author
Jody Culkin is an artist and teacher. Her comic, "Arduino!" has been translated into 12 languages and her illustrations have appeared in Make magazine. She has received grants and awards from the National Science Foundation, the New York State Council on the arts and many other organizations. She is currently a Professor at CUNY's Borough of Manhattan Community College in the Media Arts and Technology Department. She has a BA from Harvard University in Visual Studies and an MPS from NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program. Jody enjoys showing projects at the annual New York City World Maker Faire.
Eric Hagan is an interactive and kinetic artist and assistant professor based out of Astoria, NY. He has written articles for publications including Make: magazine and Popular Science. He has also worked on several art installation projects around New York City including the annual holiday windows on 5th Avenue and Kara Walker's A Subtlety. He is currently a Professor at SUNY Old Westbury in the Visual Arts Department. He has a BA from Duke University in Philosophy and an MPS from NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program. Eric enjoys showing projects at the annual New York City World Maker Faire.