Saturday, December 13, 2014

Experimenting with AVR Microcontrollers

Experimenting with AVR Microcontrollers

AVR is the brain that runs Arduino, but you don't need the whole Arduino board to do fun projects. Experimenting with AVR Microcontrollers, from Practical AVR Microcontrollers, shows you how to create a spiffy set of projects that you can build to learn more about electronics, about AVR, and just to generate new ideas for your own projects.

Alan Trevennor will show you how to create a secret panel project, a gadget to drive your pets crazy, a hallway lighting system, and even a small home automation network.

What you’ll learn
  • How to create an illuminated secret panel
  • How to create visual effects with AVR
  • How to create a waterfall-like lighting system
  • How to set up a small home automation network
Who this book is for
Electronics hobbyists, Arduino fans, and any maker who wants to try some fun ideas with AVR.

Table of Contents
1. Good Evening, Mr. Bond! Your Secret Panel
2. Here Kitty, Kitty: Rainbow Beams to Drive Your Pets Crazy
3. WordDune: How Much Do You Really See?
4. A Waterfall of Lights: The Passageway Lighting System
5. Moving to Mesmerize: Small Projects with Nifty Effects
6. Home Automation: Small Projects using CAN Bus Controller Area Networks

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