Friday, March 27, 2015

Internet of Things with Arduino: Build Internet of Things Projects Using the Arduino Platform


Internet of Things with Arduino: Build Internet of Things Projects Using the Arduino Platform

This book covers several exciting projects on how to build Internet of Things projects using the Arduino platform. Discover how to log data on Google Docs spreadsheets, command a lamp from anywhere in the world, and monitor your home with a DIY wireless security camera.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Programming Arduino with LabVIEW

Build interactive and fun learning projects with Arduino using LabVIEW

Programming Arduino with LabVIEW

About This Book
  • Use LabVIEW to automate your Arduino projects without writing code
  • Control your Arduino projects wirelessly from LabVIEW
  • Multiple projects with step-by-step practical implementation
Who This Book Is For
If you already have some experience with LabVIEW and want to apply your skills to control physical objects and make measurements using the Arduino sensor, this book is for you. Prior knowledge of Arduino and LabVIEW is essential to fully understand the projects detailed in this book.

In Detail
This book covers several projects that you can build using LabVIEW and Arduino. You will learn how to use LabVIEW to control your Arduino projects simply by dragging and dropping blocks in LabVIEW.

The book starts with some basic projects that you will create in order to learn how to interface LabVIEW and Arduino. For example, you will learn how to control a motor from the LabVIEW interface. Then, the book dives into more complex projects, such as building a weather measurement station, making a simple alarm system, and controlling a mobile robot wirelessly via LabVIEW.

Going through the projects of this book will allow you to automate your Arduino projects without writing a single line of code, therefore creating complex projects in little time.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Making Simple Robots: Exploring Cutting-Edge Robotics with Everyday Stuff

Making Simple Robots: Exploring Cutting-Edge Robotics with Everyday Stuff

Making Simple Robots is based on one idea: Anybody can build a robot! That includes kids, English majors, school teachers, and grandparents. If you can knit, sew, or fold a flat piece of paper into a box, you can build a no-tech robotic part. If you can use a hot glue gun, you can learn to solder basic electronics into a low-tech robot that reacts to its environment. And if you can figure out how to use the apps on your smart phone, you can learn enough programming to communicate with a simple robot.

Written in language that non-engineers can understand, Making Simple Robots helps beginners move beyond basic craft skills and materials to the latest products and tools being used by artists and inventors. Find out how to animate folded paper origami, design a versatile robot wheel-leg for 3D printing, or program a rag doll to blink its cyborg eye. Each project includes step-by-step directions as well as clear diagrams and photographs. And every chapter offers suggestions for modifying and expanding the projects, so that you can return to the projects again and again as your skill set grows.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Getting Started with Arduino and Go

Arduino is an open-source platform used for building electronics projects. This book helps you how to get started with Arduino and Go. Several illustration samples are provided to accelerate your learning.

Getting Started with Arduino and Go

The following is highlight topics in this book:
  • Preparing Development Environment 
  • Hello World: Arduino and Go 
  • Exploring Go Packages for Arduino 
  • Analog Sensor 
  • Working with PWM: RGB LED

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Getting Started with Adafruit FLORA: Making Wearables with an Arduino-Compatible Electronics Platform

Getting Started with Adafruit FLORA: Making Wearables with an Arduino-Compatible Electronics Platform

This book introduces readers to building wearable electronics projects using Adafruit's tiny FLORA board: at 4.4 grams, and only 1.75 inches in diameter, and featuring Arduino compatibility, it's the most beginner-friendly way to create wearable projects. This book shows you how to plan your wearable circuits, sew with electronics, and write programs that run on the FLORA to control the electronics. The FLORA family includes an assortment of sensors, as well as RGB LEDs that let you add lighting to your wearable projects.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Getting Started with UDOO

Become an efficient maker by designing and building amazing prototypes with the UDOO platform and Android

Getting Started with UDOO

About This Book
  • Create real-world applications and prototypes using all the features provided by the UDOO board
  • Learn how to use the on-board Android operating system to control circuits and to provide new impressive interactions
  • This is a concise guide with step-by-step instructions that will help you create real-world applications using UDOO
Who This Book Is For
If you are an Android developer who wants to learn how to use UDOO to build Android applications that are capable of interacting with their surrounding environment, then this book is ideal for you. Learning UDOO is the next great step to start building your first real-world prototypes powered by the Android operating system.

In Detail
UDOO is a new development platform that acts as a single board computer capable of running both Linux and Android operating systems. With the compatibility of Arduino devices together with the Android operating system, this board favors the rapid development of physical applications with a solid user interface, which contributes significantly to the success of your projects.

This book is a great tutorial if you are planning to integrate all the amazing capabilities offered by Android into your small or big prototypes and be productive as soon as possible.

This is a step-by-step tutorial that will help you to create amazing real-world applications using UDOO. In each chapter, a new capability provided by the UDOO board is explained and then used in a real-world context to create a new physical application.

51 Exciting Microcontroller-Based Projects, 2nd Edition

Microcontroller-Based Projects, 2nd Edition

This Book is collection of 51 microcontrollers-based projects, which appeared in Electronics For You from 2001 to 2013. It is a compilation of 51 construction projects tested at EFY Labs. This is the second edition of the Microcontroller Based Project book. Therefore, it has all the materials covered in the first edition, and also includes 25 new projects with some new microcontrollers not covered in the first edition. This book, a collection of 51 microcontroller-based projects, which appeared in Electronics For You during 2001-2012 is brought out for the benefit of our new readers.The book has been divided into five sections same as in the first edition viz : Security Systems, Domestic Applications, Industrial Applications, Measurement, Display Systems and Robotics. However, many new projects have been introduced in second edition.

Intel Galileo Essentials

Intel Galileo Essentials

Intel Galileo Essentials provides step-by-step instructions on how to use the Galileo in Do-It-Yourself electronics projects. Begin by powering up the Galileo and loading the development system to get started. Post this, look at GPIO capability in general along with the basics of programming the GPIO pins, also learning how to connect external HW to the GPIO pins. Moving on, we begin connecting a display to the Galileo, while learning the important points such as importing the support files, programming text and graphics, and getting input from a touchscreen. More significantly, start controlling motors, adding sensors, and learning how to communicate wirelessly with your Galileo projects.

Conclude by building a wide variety of projects with the Galileo such as controlling servos for walking robots, hacking toy robots with the Galileo, and creating an ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) with the Galileo.