Saturday, August 29, 2015

Minimum Arduino Zero compatible board with OLED & LED

This video show how to made a minimum Arduino Zero compatible board consisting of Atmel SAMD21G18A, LEDs, and OLED display!

Details can be found at https://hackaday.io/project/7355-minimum-zero-compatible-sam-d21g18-board

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

FREE ebook: Arduino Succinctly

Visit https://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/details/ebooks/arduino to download the ebook Arduino Succinctly, for FREE.

Description
Microcontrollers like Arduino provide a great introduction to physical computing, allowing you to design: environment sensors and controls; visual and auditory alerts based on input; and devices comprising the Internet of Things. In Arduino Succinctly, author Marko Švaljek explains the fundamentals of the Arduino Uno board and how it interacts with common components.

Table of Contents
The Story behind the Succinctly Series of Books
About the Author
Chapter 1 Introduction and Getting Started
  • Installing Arduino IDE on Windows
  • Installing Arduino IDE on Linux
  • Installing Arduino IDE on Mac OS X
  • Arduino Uno Hello World
  • Serial Monitor
Chapter 2 Building Circuits with LEDs
  • Arduino Traffic Light
  • Arduino Cylon Eye
  • Countdown
Chapter 3 Working with Buttons
  • Pushbutton
  • Quirky Pushbutton
  • Pushbutton with Noise Filtering Software
  • Pushbutton with Noise-Filtering Hardware
Chapter 4 Using Buzzers
  • Counting Seconds
  • Changing Buzzer’s Frequency
  • Using the Tone Function
  • Playing a Melody
Chapter 5 Measuring Environment Conditions
  • Measuring Air Temperature
  • Detecting Light Levels
  • Using Temperature and Humidity Sensor
  • Measuring Barometric Pressure
  • Detecting Soil Moisture
  • Measuring Environment Conditions Conclusion
Chapter 6 Detecting Objects
  • Using Potentiometers
  • Using Ultrasonic Distance Sensor
  • Reacting On Approaching Objects
  • Tuning the Distance Sensor on the Fly
  • Parking Sensor
  • Using Infrared Motion Sensor
  • Turning the Light on Conditionally
Chapter 7 Networking
  • Communication with MK Modules
  • Using nRF24L01+ Data Transceivers
  • Connecting to Wireless with ESP8266 Chip
  • Getting Data Online with ESP8266 Chip
Chapter 8 Conclusion

Friday, August 7, 2015

Arduino Electronics Blueprints

Make common electronic devices interact with an Arduino board to build amazing out-of-the-box projects

Arduino Electronics Blueprints

About This Book
  • Build interactive electronic devices using the Arduino
  • Learn about web page, touch sensor, Bluetooth, and infrared controls
  • A project-based guide to create smartly interactive electronic devices with the Arduino
Who This Book Is For
This book is intended for those who want to learn about electronics and coding by building amazing devices and gadgets with Arduino. If you are an experienced developer who understands the basics of electronics, then you can quickly learn how to build smart devices using Arduino. The only experience needed is a desire to learn about electronics, circuit breadboarding, and coding.

What You Will Learn
  • Add SD and wave-file libraries to your Arduino code
  • Get to grips with SD card SPI communications
  • Interface an IR detection circuit to Arduino
  • Wire an OLED LCD to Arduino
  • Install the Nordic nRF8001 Bluetooth Low Energy code to Arduino
  • Build an HMI (Human Machine Interface) from a web page using JavaScript
  • Connect Arduino to a virtual server (Breakout.js)
  • Wire a small DC motor driver to Arduino with a transistor and diode circuit
In Detail
Arduino is an open source electronics prototyping platform for building a multitude of smart devices and gadgets. Developers can benefit from using Arduino in their projects because of the ease of coding, allowing you to build cool and amazing devices supported by numerous hardware resources such as shields in no time at all.

Whether you're a seasoned developer or brand new to Arduino, this book will provide you with the knowledge and skill to build amazing smart electronic devices and gadgets. First, you will learn how to build a sound effects generator using recorded audio-wave files you've made or obtained from the Internet. Next, you will build DC motor controllers operated by a web page, a slide switch, or a touch sensor. Finally, the book will explain how to build an electronic operating status display for an FM radio circuit using Arduino.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Internet of Things with Intel Galileo

Employ the Intel Galileo board to design a world of smarter technology for your home

Internet of Things with Intel Galileo

About This Book
  • Discover some of Galileo's best development options using Arduino and Node.js
  • Build complex projects in the field of Internet of Things and integrate with IoT platforms
  • A step-by-step guide that takes you from the basics of IoT to developing full fledged systems that can be put into daily use
Who This Book Is For
This book employs an incremental, step-by-step approach to get you familiarized with everything from the basic terms, board components, and development environments to developing real projects. Each project will demonstrate how to use specific board components and tools. Both Galileo and Galileo Gen 2 are covered in this book.

What You Will Learn
  • Understand the concept of the Internet of Things
  • Wire and power a Galileo board safely
  • Develop code using the Arduino IDE, Intel IoT Dev Kit, and Intel XDK environments
  • Build and start a Galileo board from a bootable image
  • Use the Internet to feed, control, and gather data from sensors
  • Create connected modules
  • Combine multiple sensors to build complex projects
In Detail
This book starts by teaching you the essentials of the Intel Galileo board, its components, how to wire it, and how to use it safely. The book will teach you how to use and combine simple sensors to build more complex connected objects with the help of an Internet connection. You'll also learn how to control and read from your sensors by building a number of interesting projects. Finally, the book will familiarize you with the art of controlling your objects using mobile devices.

By the end of the book, you'll be able to understand the key concepts of the Internet of Things, and what a "Thing" truly is. This book will make you ready and also more aware of what you can do with a Galileo board, while inspiring you with more ideas to build your own home projects.