An updated guide to programming your own Raspberry Pi projects Learn to create inventive programs and fun games on your powerful Raspberry Pi—with no programming experience required. This practical TAB book has been revised to fully cover the new Raspberry Pi 2, including upgrades to the Raspbian operating system. Discover how to configure hardware and software, write Python scripts, create user-friendly GUIs, and control external electronics. DIY projects include a hangman game, RGB LED controller, digital clock, and RasPiRobot complete with an ultrasonic rangefinder.
- Set up your Raspberry Pi and explore its features
- Navigate files, folders, and menus
- Write Python programs using the IDLE editor
- Use strings, lists, functions, and dictionaries
- Work with modules, classes, and methods
- Create user-friendly games using Pygame
- Build intuitive user interfaces with Tkinter
- Attach external electronics through the GPIO port
- Add powerful Web features to your projects
Published by: McGraw-Hill Education TAB | Publication date: 10/05/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 208 pages
This hands-on guide will teach you all you need to know to bring your electronic inventions to life! This fully updated guide shows, step-by-step, how to disassemble, tweak, and re-purpose everyday devices for use in your own electronics creations. Written in the clear, easy-to-follow style that Dr. Simon Monk is famous for, this expanded edition includes coverage of both Arduino AND Raspberry Pi. Hacking Electronics: Learning Electronics with Arduino and Raspberry Pi, Second Edition, demonstrates each technique through fun DIY projects. Packed with full-color illustrations, photos, and diagrams, the book gets you up and running on your own projects right away. You will discover how to hack sensors, accelerometers, remote controllers, ultrasonic rangefinders, motors, stereo equipment, FM transmitters, and more. • Contains start-to-finish hacks for both Arduino AND Raspberry Pi!• Features new coverage of ready-made modules available online• Offers tips on working with Simon’s hacking electronics kit
Published by: McGraw-Hill Education TAB | Publication date: 09/29/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 303 pages
A fully updated guide to quickly and easily programming Arduino Thoroughly revised for the new Arduino Uno R3, this bestselling guide explains how to write well-crafted sketches using Arduino’s modified C language. You will learn how to configure hardware and software, develop your own sketches, work with built-in and custom Arduino libraries, and explore the Internet of Things—all with no prior programming experience required! Electronics guru Simon Monk gets you up to speed quickly, teaching all concepts and syntax through simple language and clear instruction designed for absolute beginners. Programming Arduino: Getting Started with Sketches, Second Edition, features dozens of easy-to-follow examples and high-quality illustrations. All of the sample sketches featured in the book can be used as-is or modified to suit your needs.
- An all-new chapter teaches programming Arduino for Internet of Things projects
- Screenshots, diagrams, and source code illustrate each technique
- All sample programs in the book are available for download
Published by: McGraw-Hill Education TAB | Publication date: 06/29/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 192 pages
If you’re among the many hobbyists and designers who came to electronics through Arduino and Raspberry Pi, this cookbook will help you learn and apply the basics of electrical engineering without the need for an EE degree. Through a series of practical recipes, you’ll learn how to solve specific problems while diving into as much or as little theory as you’re comfortable with.Author Simon Monk (Raspberry Pi Cookbook) breaks down this complex subject into several topics, from using the right transistor to building and testing projects and prototypes. With this book, you can quickly search electronics topics and go straight to the recipe you need. It also serves as an ideal reference for experienced electronics makers.This cookbook includes:
- Theoretical concepts such as Ohm’s law and the relationship between power, voltage, and current
- The fundamental use of resistors, capacitors and inductors, diodes, transistors and integrated circuits, and switches and relays
- Recipes on power, sensors and motors, integrated circuits, and radio frequency for designing electronic circuits and devices
- Advice on using Arduino and Raspberry Pi in electronics projects
- How to build and use tools, including multimeters, oscilloscopes, simulations software, and unsoldered prototypes
Published by: O'Reilly Media | Publication date: 03/31/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 460 pages
In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, Sams Teach Yourself Arduino Programming in 24 Hours teaches you C programmingon Arduino, so you can start creating inspired “DIY” hardwareprojects of your own! Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-stepapproach, you’ll walk through everything from setting up yourprogramming environment to mastering C syntax and features, interfacing your Arduino to performing full-fledged prototyping.Every hands-on lesson and example builds on what you’ve alreadylearned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success! Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common Arduino programming tasks. Quizzes at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge. By the Way notes present interesting information related to the discussion. Did You Know? tips offer advice or show you easier ways to perform tasks. Watch Out! cautions alert you to possible problems and give you advice on how to avoid them. Learn how to...
- Get the right Arduino hardware and accessories for your needs
- Download the Arduino IDE, install it, and link it to your Arduino
- Quickly create, compile, upload, and run your first Arduino program
- Master C syntax, decision control, strings, data structures, and functions
- Use pointers to work with memory—and avoid common mistakes
- Store data on your Arduino’s EEPROM or an external SD card
- Use existing hardware libraries, or create your own
- Send output and read input from analog devices or digital interfaces
- Create and handle interrupts in software and hardware
- Communicate with devices via the SPI interface and I2C protocol
- Work with analog and digital sensors
- Write Arduino C programs that control motors
- Connect an LCD to your Arduino, and code the output
- Install an Ethernet shield, configure an Ethernet connection, and write networking programs
- Create prototyping environments, use prototyping shields, and interface electronics to your Arduino
Published by: Sams Publishing | Publication date: 08/08/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 434 pages
Go beyond the basics with this up to date Arduino programming resource Take your Arduino programming skills to the next level using the hands-on information contained in this thoroughly revised, easy to follow TAB guide. Aimed at programmers and hobbyists who have mastered the fundamentals, Programming Arduino Next Steps: Going Further with Sketches, Second Edition reveals professional programming tips and tricks. This up-to-date edition covers the Internet of Things (IoT) and features new chapters on interfacing your Arduino with other microcontrollers. You will get dozens of illustrated examples and downloadable code examples that clearly demonstrate each powerful technique. Discover how to: •Configure your Arduino IDE and develop your own sketches•Boost performance and speed by writing time-efficient sketches •Optimize power consumption and memory usage •Interface with different types of serial busses, including I2C, 1-Wire, SPI, and TTL Serial •Use Arduino with USB and UART •Incorporate Ethernet, Bluetooth, and DSP•Program Arduino for the Internet •Manage your sketches using One Process•Accomplish more than one task at a time―without multi-threading •Create your own code library and share it with other hobbyists
Published by: McGraw-Hill Education TAB | Publication date: 11/02/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Take your creations to the next level with FPGAs and Verilog This fun guide shows how to get started with FPGA technology using the popular Mojo, Papilio One, and Elbert 2 boards. Written by electronics guru Simon Monk, Programming FPGAs: Getting Started with Verilog features clear explanations, easy-to-follow examples, and downloadable sample programs. You’ll get start-to-finish assembly and programming instructions for numerous projects, including an LED decoder, a timer, a tone generator—even a memory-mapped video display! The book serves both as a hobbyists’ guide and as an introduction for professional developers. • Explore the basics of digital electronics and digital logic• Examine the features of the Mojo, Papilio One, and Elbert 2 boards• Set up your computer and dive in to Verilog programming• Work with the ISE Design Suite and user constraints files• Understand and apply modular Verilog programming methods• Generate electrical pulses through your board’s GPIO ports• Control servomotors and create your own sounds• Attach a VGA TV or computer monitor and generate video• All source code and finished bit files available for download
Published by: McGraw-Hill Education TAB | Publication date: 11/11/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 192 pages
Take your Arduino skills to the next level!In this practical guide, electronics guru Simon Monk takes you under the hood of Arduino and reveals professional programming secrets. Featuring coverage of the Arduino Uno, Leonardo, and Due boards, Programming Arduino Next Steps: Going Further with Sketches shows you how to use interrupts, manage memory, program for the Internet, maximize serial communications, perform digital signal processing, and much more. All of the 75+ example sketches featured in the book are available for download.Learn advanced Arduino programming techniques, including how to:
- Use hardware and timer interrupts
- Boost performance and speed by writing time-efficient sketches
- Minimize power consumption and memory usage
- Interface with different types of serial busses, including I2C, 1-Wire, SPI, and TTL Serial
- Use Arduino with USB, including the keyboard and mouse emulation features of the Leonardo and Due boards
- Program Arduino for the Internet
- Perform digital signal processing
- Accomplish more than one task at a time—without multi-threading
- Create and release your own code library
Published by: McGraw-Hill Education TAB | Publication date: 11/05/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Arduino: Mastering Basic Arduino: The Complete Beginner’s Guide To Arduino (Arduino 101, Arduino sketches, Complete beginners guide, Programming, Raspberry Pi 3, xml, c++, Ruby, html, php, Robots)
New To Arduino? This Is The Book For You! - NOW INCLUDES FREE GIFTS! (see below for details)The Arduino boards and software were designed to make creating your own electronic masterpieces as simple as possible. Whether you need a simple motion sensor or want to build a spectacular light display, Arduino can help you to do that!Whether you’ve just bought yourself your first Arduino or you’re thinking of buying one and would like to know more before taking the plunge, this book will provide you with all the information you need to take the first steps into the amazing world of Arduino!Written with the absolute beginner in mind, we’ll be covering all of the essentials and answering all of the questions an Arduino “newbie” is likely to have. First, we’ll look closely at areas such as:
- Why choose Arduino - What it is and why it’s the platform to go for
- Getting to grips with the components of your Arduino
- The operating systems that your Arduino will run on
- The multitude of uses Arduino is suitable for
- A thorough breakdown of the anatomy of an Arduino board
- An introduction to the various Arduino models available and the differences between each
- How to set up the software required for the operation of your Arduino
- How to set up the board
- How to install the required drivers
- Launching the Arduino board
- Creating your first Arduino sketch
- Uploading sketches to your Arduino board
- Troubleshooting when things don’t go smoothly
- Your first Arduino project! - A step by step guide to your very first Arduino project!
- Arduino survival lingo - All of the technical terms you’re likely to encounter in the world of Arduino
- Essential resources and further reading
- We’ll get you to the position that you can start writing and saving your own sketches. You no longer need to be limited by the sample sketches that you downloaded with the software or coding that you have had to beg, borrow or steal to get – you will be able to write it yourself from scratch!
- You will learn some of the coding language that you will have to know and how to write the code so that your Arduino board is able to make sense of it.
- We will go through the difference between analog and digital pins and how they are used on your Arduino board. We will also go through how to set up your workspace and the tools that you need to have.
- You will learn how to incorporate various sensors, like a simple motion detector, and how to program the system to use the sensors in a useful way, like how to dim the lights, etc. with plenty of sample sketches that you can use to learn from.
- You will learn how your Arduino board can produce sound and how you can use it to create tunes and control external music players.
- You will learn how to plan your projects in a logical and organized manner so that they have the best chance of success from the outset. You will be taught about breadboarding and how it can make your life a whole lot easier.
- And, last but certainly not least, you will learn how to build your own basic robot from scratch in a matter of a few hours!
Publication date: 06/04/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 216 pages
Learn to easily build gadgets, gizmos, robots, and more using Arduino Written by Arduino expert Jeremy Blum, this unique book uses the popular Arduino microcontroller platform as an instrument to teach you about topics in electrical engineering, programming, and human-computer interaction. Whether you're a budding hobbyist or an engineer, you'll benefit from the perfectly paced lessons that walk you through useful, artistic, and educational exercises that gradually get more advanced. In addition to specific projects, the book shares best practices in programming and design that you can apply to your own projects. Code snippets and schematics will serve as a useful reference for future projects even after you've mastered all the topics in the book.
- Includes a number of projects that utilize different capabilities of the Arduino, while interfacing with external hardware
- Features chapters that build upon each other, tying in concepts from previous chapters to illustrate new ones
- Includes aspects that are accompanied by video tutorials and other multimedia content
- Covers electrical engineering and programming concepts, interfacing with the world through analog and digital sensors, communicating with a computer and other devices, and internet connectivity
- Explains how to combine smaller topics into more complex projects
- Shares downloadable materials and source code for everything covered in the book
- Projects compatible with many official Arduino boards including Arduino Uno; Arduino Leonardo; Arduino Mega 2560; Arduino Due; Arduino Nano; Arduino Mega ADK; LilyPad Arduino and may work with Arduino-compatible boards such as Freeduino and new third party certified boards such as the Intel Galileo
Published by: Wiley | Publication date: 07/16/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 384 pages