Thursday, May 30, 2013

C Programming for Arduino


Very in-depth. Had the privilege of being one of the technical reviewers as the book was being written.

http://goo.gl/IusN3

Learn how to program and use Arduino boards with a series of engaging examples, illustrating each core concept

Overview


  • Use Arduino boards in your own electronic hardware & software projects
  • Sense the world by using several sensory components with your Arduino boards
  • Create tangible and reactive interfaces with your computer
  • Discover a world of creative wiring and coding fun!


In Detail

Physical computing allows us to build interactive physical systems by using software & hardware in order to sense and respond to the real world. C Programming for Arduino will show you how to harness powerful capabilities like sensing, feedbacks, programming and even wiring and developing your own autonomous systems.

C Programming for Arduino contains everything you need to directly start wiring and coding your own electronic project. You’ll learn C and how to code several types of firmware for your Arduino, and then move on to design small typical systems to understand how handling buttons, leds, LCD, network modules and much more.

After running through C/C++ for the Arduino, you'll learn how to control your software by using real buttons and distance sensors and even discover how you can use your Arduino with the Processing framework so that they work in unison. Advanced coverage includes using Wi-Fi networks and batteries to make your Arduino-based hardware more mobile and flexible without wires. If you want to learn how to build your own electronic devices with powerful open-source technology, then this book is for you.

What you will learn from this book

Understand what an Arduino board is
Sense the world through a variety of digital inputs
Feel the world with analog sensors
Design a visual output feedback system
Use Max6 and Processing with Arduino
Connect your Arduino to wired and wireless networks
Add GPS localisation modules to your Arduino

Approach

Written as a practical Packt book brimming with engaging examples, C Programming for Arduino will help those new to the amazing open source electronic platform so that they can start developing some great projects from the very start.

Who this book is written for

This book is great for people who want to learn how to design & build their own electronic devices. From interaction design art school students to the do-it-yourself hobbyist, or even simply people who want to learn electronics, this book will help by adding a new way to design autonomous but connected devices.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Farm Geeks: Learning to Love the Circuit Board

Farmers from all over are learning that inexpensive micro controllers and sensors can monitor weather data, control greenhouses and irrigation systems, and nutrient levels in hydroponics / aquaponics systems. Learn more about these new technologies at http://modernfarmer.com/2013/05/farm-geeks-learning-to-love-the-circuit-board/

Update: I've been getting requests for the Ammonia, DO and pH sensors.

See:

pH - https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10972
      - http://code.google.com/p/phduino/

Ammonia (NH3) - http://lnk.sr/12Y8

Temperature - http://goo.gl/X5FRN

Dissolved Oxygen - http://arduinotronics.blogspot.com/2011/05/dissolved-oxygen-sensor.html