Monday, October 17, 2016

Make: Drones: Teach an Arduino to Fly

Make: Drones: Teach an Arduino to Fly

Make: Drones will help the widest possible audience understand how drones work by providing several DIY drone projects based on the world's most popular robot controller--the Arduino. The information imparted in this book will show Makers how to build better drones and be better drone pilots, and incidentally it will have applications in almost any robotics project. Why Arduino? Makers know Arduinos and their accessories, they are widely available and inexpensive, and there is strong community support. Open source flight-control code is available for Arduino, and flying is the hook that makes it exciting, even magical, for so many people. Arduino is not only a powerful board in its own right, but it's used as the controller of most inexpensive 3d printers, many desktop CNCs, and the majority of open source drone platforms.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Internet of Things with Arduino Cookbook

Internet of Things with Arduino Cookbook

Key Features
  • This book offers key solutions and advice to address the hiccups faced when working on Arduino-based IoT projects in the real world
  • Take your existing skills and capabilities to the next level by building challenging IoT applications with ease.
  • Be the tech disruptor you always wanted to be with key recipes that help you solve Arduino IoT related problems smarter and faster.
  • Put IoT to work through recipes on building Arduino-based devices that take control of your home, health, and life!
Book Description
Arduino is a powerful and very versatile platform used by millions of people around the world to create DIY electronics projects. It can be connected to a wide variety of sensors and other components, making it the ideal platform to build amazing Internet of Things (IoT) projects on―the next wave in the era of computing.

This book takes a recipe-based approach, giving you precise examples on how to build IoT projects of all types using the Arduino platform. You will come across projects from several fields, including the popular robotics and home automation domains. Along with being introduced to several forms of interactions within IoT, including projects that directly interact with well-known web services such as Twitter, Facebook, and Dropbox we will also focus on Machine-to-Machine (M2M) interactions, where Arduino projects interact without any human intervention. You will learn to build a few quick and easy-to-make fun projects that will really expand your horizons in the world of IoT and Arduino. Each chapter ends with a troubleshooting recipe that will help you overcome any problems faced while building these projects.

By the end of this book, you will not only know how to build these projects, but also have the skills necessary to build your own IoT projects in the future.

What you will learn
  • Monitor several Arduino boards simultaneously
  • Tweet sensor data directly from your Arduino board
  • Post updates on your Facebook wall directly from your Arduino board
  • Create an automated access control with a fingerprint sensor
  • Control your entire home from a single dashboard
  • Make a GPS tracker that you can track in Google Maps
  • Build a live camera that streams directly from your robot

About the Author
Marco Schwartz is an electrical engineer, entrepreneur, and blogger. He has a master's degree in electrical engineering and computer science from Supelec, France, and a master's degree in micro engineering from the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland.

He has more than five years of experience working in the domain of electrical engineering. Marco's interests gravitate around electronics, home automation, the Arduino and Raspberry Pi platforms, open source hardware projects, and 3D printing.

He has several websites about Arduino, including the Open Home Automation website, which is dedicated to building home automation systems using open source hardware.

Marco has written another book on home automation and Arduino, called Home Automation With Arduino: Automate Your Home Using Open-source Hardware. He has also written a book on how to build Internet of Things projects with Arduino, called Internet of Things with the Arduino Yun, by Packt Publishing.

Table of Contents
  1. Connecting an Arduino to the Web
  2. Cloud Data Monitoring
  3. Interacting with Web Services
  4. Machine-to-Machine Interactions
  5. Home Automation Projects
  6. Fun Internet of Things Projects
  7. Mobile Robot Applications