Get started with MintDuino, the Maker Shed kit that's perfect for learning or teaching the fundamentals of how microcontrollers work. This hands-on book shows you how to build a complete MintDuino project from start to finish. Learn how to assemble the microcontroller on a breadboard (no soldering required), and immediately begin programming it.
You'll build the MintDuino Reflex Game in five separate stages or sub-tasks. Breaking down a large project into manageable tasks helps you track down errors quickly...
Turn your iPhone or iPad into the hub of a distributed sensor network with the help of an Arduino microcontroller. With this concise guide, you’ll learn how to connect an external sensor to an iOS device and have them talk to each other through Arduino. You’ll also build an iOS application that will parse the sensor values it receives and plot the resulting measurements, all in real-time.
My programming roots originated with Flash in 1999 when I first started writing object-oriented Games and
Applications in ActionScript. More recently, in 2009, shortly after Apple launched the App Store and
opened up their exciting new mobile platform to third parties, I decided to jump ship and become an
Trouble ensues. The station is evacuated, including Cade and Elle’s class that was visiting the station on a field trip. Cade and Elle don’t make it aboard their shuttle and are trapped on the station along with a friendly artificial intelligence named Andrew who wants to help them get off the damaged station. Using some old hardware, a laptop, and some toolboxes full of electronics parts, you will follow along and build eight gizmos with Cade and Elle that will help them escape from Gemini Station.
The hardware is Arduino. Each new challenge opens a new area of Arduino and basic...
Android Open Accessory is a new, simple, and secure protocol for connecting any microcontroller-empowered device to an Android smartphone or tablet. This Wrox guide shows Android programmers how to use AOA with Arduino, the microcontroller platform, to control such systems as lighting, air conditioning, and entertainment systems from Android devices. Furthermore, it teaches the circuit-building skills needed to create games and practical products that also take advantage of Android technology.
Build a robot that responds to electrical activity in your brain—it’s easy and fun. If you’re familiar with Arduino and have basic mechanical building skills, this book will show you how to construct a robot that plays sounds, blinks lights, and reacts to signals from an affordable electroencephalography (EEG) headband. Concentrate and the robot will move. Focus more and it will go faster. Let your mind wander and the robot will slow down.
You’ll find complete instructions for building a simple robot chassis with servos, wheels, sensors, LEDs, and a speaker.
Have you ever wondered how electronic products are created? Do you have an idea for a new electronic gadget
but no way of testing the feasibility of the device? Have you accumulated a junk box of electronic parts and
now wonder what to build with them? Well, this book will answer all your questions about discovering cool
and innovative applications for electronic gadgets using the Arduino. The book makes use of the Arduino
plus discrete, integrated circuit components and solderless breadboards. Multisim software is used for circuit
simulation and design equations....
The MintDuino is deceiving—this little tin of electronics is capable of providing
the brains for an unlimited number of devices limited only by your imagination…
and, of course, your bank account.
While the MintDuino is certainly capable of being used during a moment of
inspiration, you’ll find that the real power of the device comes when you sit
down, figure out what you want to make, and then start tackling your project
a bit at a time.