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Make: Arduino Bots and Gadgets: Six Embedded Projects with Open Source Hardware and Software (Learning by Discovery) 1st Edition
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|Make: Getting Started with Arduino 3rd edition||Make: Arduino Bots and Gadgets||Making Things Talk, Second Edition||Make: AVR Programming||Maker Media Getting Started with Arduino Kit|
|Sensors used||Switch, photoresistor, temperature, humidity||Switch, ultrasonic distance||Switch, flex resistor, force-sensing resistor, photoresistor, accelerometer, phototransistor, gas sensor, voltage monitor, infrared distance sensor, ultrasonic distance, GPS, digital compass, webcam, RFID, temperature||Switch, capacitive, photoresistor, piezo, temperature||Switch, photoresistor|
|Programming languages used||Arduino, Processing||Arduino, Processing, Java, Python||Arduino, Processing, PHP||C, Python||Arduino|
|Other highlights||Designed for beginners||Teaches how to reuse and repurpose materials for building robots||X10, MIDI, XBee, web programming||Lasers, audio/music output, radio transmission, interrupts, servo motors, stepper motors, EEPROM storage||Designed for beginners|
Top Customer Reviews
The format of the book is excellent, combining a lucid narrative with clear photos of the work underway. Parts lists at the start of each project chapter list precisely the materials and tools necessary to complete that project, usually including potential sources of the materials and part numbers in many cases.
One consideration for potential readers is financial. Some projects require components that are relatively expensive, considering that the Arduino Uno can be purchased for about $30. As an example, the first project uses a Ping))) ultrasonic sensor, which costs about $30; another project in the book uses three of these sensors. This is not a massive outlay of funds, but should be factored in if you plan to actually build these projects.
You will also need some foundation tools and skills, such as a digital multimeter, soldering iron, the ability to solder, etc. Fairly generic stuff, but these are not "snap-together" projects.
Overall, this is a great read and an easy introduction to Arduino and embedded systems. Exceptionally clear instructions and excellent supporting photography make it a joy to use.
well as project construction with a glue gun, pliers and Dremel tool. The projects are intriguing and give instruction in important Hackerspace skills (I know from experience at Philly's Hive 76).
I was somewhat baffled with a slight mismatch between the wide diversity of Hacker skills taught in these projects and the specific
subjects of Arduino and Robotic's, but this illustrated projects book is a must have in the physical computing, electronics and arts and crafts construction space.
--Ira Laefsky MSE/MBA and Hackerspace Enthusiast.
For those who have problems with the final project, most of the problems I encountered can be troubleshooted by following the green side box instructions. For problems NOT found explicitly in the book I encountered, this includes adding a switch to the robot, using a good battery and mechanical know-hows (drilling holes etc...). I bought continuous and non-continuous servos, the Arduino pro mini 5V (not the 3.3V as recommended) and bluetooth mate silver.
The codes fully work. Just be careful with the random numbers at the end of some lines. Remember to change your arduino program servo values.
In conclusion, this book has brought me to the world of Arduino and motivated me to learn more about open hardware projects!
EDIT: Okay, there was one major problem I had, my robot turned left when I tilt the phone right. To fix this, in the function 'void updateLR()', there are two lines 'l+=x;' and 'r-=x;', just change them to this: 'l-=x;' and r+=x'. Vote up so everyone can see!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought for a student to use as a learning guide for exploring Arduino on his own at home. Parts are easy enough to find.Published 16 months ago by Bryan Glover
I Love this book, this is what I needed. I'm working on a big project, this book is a big deal. Thanks!Published on June 15, 2014 by Nechell Alleenna Jenkins
The book is well written technically. It has remarks and explanations of the steps in the programming sketches that are in depth and not too technical for the inexperienced. Read morePublished on October 6, 2013 by Mr M.
I really enjoyed the book and can use it alot. I will use this for my classroom every day four sure.Published on July 29, 2013 by Jacob Leonard
The book gave very general vague info , I just wish it was a more in depth info and had better visual aids .Published on April 9, 2013 by samantha