Are you looking for Arduino tutorials? Already over-whelmed by the guides and videos available on the internet? Sparkfun is making Arduino and electronics easier for you with its new book ” The Arduino Inventor’s Guide”!
First of all, the authors of this book , Brian Huang and Derek Runberg, are both working in the department of Education at SparkFun Electronics. Since they are experienced in electronics and educating engineering in schools, they are working towards making electronics easy and fun.
In fact, this 10-project guide is a project-packed introduction to building and coding with Arduino microcontroller. With each hands-on project, total beginners learn useful electronics and coding skills while building an interactive gadgets. Accordingly, this guide is within the introductory-level educational series introduced by No Starch Press and Sparkfun.
Content of the book
- Electronics Primer
- Project 1: Getting Started with Arduino
Blinking an LED
- Project 2: A Stoplight for Your House
A miniature traffic light
- Project 3: The Nine-Pixel Animation Machine
An LED screen that displays animated patterns and shapes
- Project 4: Reaction Timer
A fast-paced button-smashing game to test your reflexes
- Project 5: A Color-Mixing Night-Light
A light-sensitive, color-changing night-light
- Project 6: Balance Beam
A challenging ball-balancing game
- Project 7: Tiny Desktop Greenhouse
A temperature-sensing mini greenhouse with an automated fan and vent
- Project 8: Drawbot, the Robotic Artist
A motorized robot that you can control
- Project 9: Drag Race Timer
A racing timer for toy cars
- Project 10: Tiny Electric Piano
A tiny electric piano that you can actually play!
- Appendix: More Electronics Know-How
To sum up, the book is available for $30 on No Starch Press as a printed book and for $25 as an Ebook. In addition, you can check this page for more insights. Also download Project 2: A Stoplight for Your House, and the sketches, templates, and diagrams used in this book.