Friday, February 19, 2016

Arduino Zero Projects Book

Arduino Zero Projects Book

Arduino-compatible boards are undoubtedly the most popular development tools used by hobbyists and professional developers. Numerous measurement and control systems based upon Arduino-compatible devices have already been designed and will be designed in future. This book contains the collection of projects using the new Arduino/Genuino Zero board which represents a simple, yet powerful, 32-bit extension of the Arduino UNO platform. Arduino/Genuino Zero uses Atmel's SAMD21G18 microcontroller featuring a 32-bit ARM Cortex® M0 core that offers excellent potential to create most imaginative and new ideas for high tech automation, wearable technologies, IoT and robotics.

The book is thought as a highly practical guide which can help a developer to build various measurement and control systems based upon using the Arduino/Genuino Zero and Arduino M0 Pro boards. Each project allows to understand various theoretical and practical aspects of design using Arduino/Genuino Zero. The material of the book assumes that the readers are familiar, at least, with basics of designing and assembling electronic circuits. For most projects, having some basic skills in electronics will serve the readers well and allow them to understand what is going on behind the scenes. Each project is accompanied by a brief description which helps to make things clear.

All projects were assembled and tested on the Genuino Zero / Arduino M0 Pro boards. The accompanying source code is simple and explained in detail, so the readers can easily improve it if necessary. To build the demo applications the Arduino 1.6.7 IDE (available on www.arduino.cc) was used.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Make: Action: Movement, Light, and Sound with Arduino and Raspberry Pi

Beginning with the basics and moving gradually to greater challenges, this book takes you step-by-step through experiments and projects that show you how to make your Arduino or Raspberry Pi create and control movement, light, and sound. In other words: action!

The Arduino is a simple microcontroller with an easy-to-learn programming environment, while the Raspberry Pi is a tiny Linux-based computer. This book clearly explains the differences between the Arduino and Raspberry Pi, when to use them, and to which purposes each are best suited.

Using these widely available and inexpensive platforms, you'll learn to control LEDs, motors of various types, solenoids, AC (alternating current) devices, heaters, coolers, displays, and sound. You'll even discover how to monitor and control these devices over the Internet. Working with solderless breadboards, you'll get up and running quickly, learning how to make projects that are as fun as they are informative. In Make: Action, you'll learn to:
  • Build a can crusher using a linear actuator with your Arduino
  • Have an Arduino water your plants
  • Build a personal traffic signal using LEDs
  • Make a random balloon popper with Arduino
  • Cool down your beverages with a thermostatic drink cooler you build yourself
  • Understand and use the PID control algorithm
  • Use Raspberry Pi to create a puppet dance party that moves to your tweets!

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Windows Remote Arduino

Windows Remote Arduino is an open-source Windows library that allows any Windows 10 device – be it a Windows Phone, Surface, PC, or even Raspberry Pi 2 – to remotely control an Arduino. The library enables developers to integrate their Arduino sensors into their Windows projects, as well as offload tasks too heavy or complicated for the Arduino to Windows.

This post, What is Windows Remote Arduino and What Can It Do?, is an overview of the Windows Remote Arduino library.


Thursday, February 4, 2016

SparkFun ESP8266 Thing Development Workshop

SparkFun ESP8266 Thing Development Workshop

The SparkFun ESP8266 Thing is the cheap breakout and development board for the ESP8266 WiFi SoC. This book helps you to get started with SparkFun ESP8266 Thing board development using Arduino software. The following is the highlight topics:
* Preparing development environment
* Setting up SparkFun ESP8266 Thing
* GPIO programming
* UART
* PWM and Analog Input
* Working with I2C
* Working with SPI
* Connecting to a network
* Building a simple Internet of Things app

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Windows IoT: Windows 10 & Arduino



This video highlights Microsoft's journey and introduces Arduino Wiring with Windows 10.

Go to http://www.windowsondevices.com to learn more and join the community of developers building an internet of your things.

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