Arduino Project Handbook, Volume 2
2017. 272pp. $24.95 pbk. No Starch Press. 9781593278182. Grade 5 & Up
Waiting within this book are 25 projects, ranging in subject from LEDs, sound, and motors, to LCDs, security, and smart machines. All beginning with an Arduino board, these simple projects help your beginning inventors build their own gadgets. Each project has step-by-step instructions, tables for quick connection references, a circuit diagram, necessary code, tips, and notes on what is happening at each step. Cost and time estimates are also included, and the full-color photos and circuit diagrams will help visual learners with the projects. Besides the projects in the book, there is a section dedicated to troubleshooting tips for common errors, component questions, and reference resources for the Arduino board itself. You can download Arduino sketches (sections of code) from a web address provided. This book allows users to build experience toward working on more complicated systems with both Arduino and other embedded systems. I would recommend this book to enhance your growing STEM collection in your library. Deb Grove, Retired Library Media Specialist, Omaha, Nebraska
Each project includes cost and time estimates, simple instructions, colorful photos and circuit diagrams, a troubleshooting section, and the complete code to bring your build to life. With just the Arduino board and a handful of components, you’ll make gadgets like a rainbow light display, noise-level meter, digital piano, GPS speedometer, and fingerprint scanner.
This collection of projects is a fast and fun way to get started with microcontrollers that’s perfect for beginners, hobbyists, parents, and educators.
25 Step-by-Step Projects
LED Light Bar
Seven-Segment LED Countdown Timer
LED Scrolling Marquee
Rainbow Strip Light
Audio LED Visualizer
Old-School Analog Dial
Ultrasonic Range Finder
Bomb Decoder Game
Serial LCD Screen
Ultrasonic People Counter
Nokia 5110 LCD Screen Pong Game
Uses the Arduino Uno board
Praise for the first volume of Arduino Project Handbook:
"Easily the best beginner’s guide out there. Pair with an inexpensive clone-based starter kit, and it’s never been cheaper to join the maker revolution."