Arduino Playground: Geeky Projects for the Experienced Maker (No Starch Press)
Arduino Playground: Geeky Projects for the Experienced Maker (No Starch Press)
Friday, 07 April 2017

This is a book designed for Arduino enthusiasts who've mastered the basics, conquered the soldering iron, and programmed a robot or two. Warren Andrews shows you how to keep your hardware hands busy with a variety of intermediate builds, both practical and just-for-fun. There are ten complex projects to advance your engineering and electronics know-how.

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Each project begins with a list of required tools and components, followed by the instructions, full sketch, and circuit board templates for the build, as well as directions for building a permanent enclosure. The projects include the author's design notes to provide further inspiration. 

Author: Warren Andrews
Publisher: No Starch Press
Date: March 2017
Pages: 344
ISBN: 978-1593277444
Print: 159327744X
Kindle: B06Y1HV2HH
Audience: Arduino enthusiasts
Level: intermediate
Category: Hardware platforms

 

 

Projects include:

  • A reaction-time game that leverages the Arduino's real-time capabilities
  • A tool for etching your own printed circuit boards
  • A regulated, variable-voltage power supply
  • A kinetic wristwatch winder decked out with LEDs
  • A garage parking assistant that blinks when your vehicle is perfectly parked
  • A practical and colorful pH meter
  • A ballistic chronograph that can measure the muzzle velocity of BB, Airsoft, and pellet guns
  • A battery saver that prevents accidental discharge
  • A square-wave generator
  • A thermometer that tells the temperature using a sequence of colored LEDs

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