What if your clothing could change color to complement your skin tone, respond to your racing heartbeat, or connect you with a loved one from afar? Welcome to the world of shoes that can dynamically shift your height, jackets that display when the next bus is coming, and neckties that can nudge your business partner from across the room.
The Arduino is a small inexpensive computer that can be used to build and program almost anything a maker can imagine. Readers will discover the history of the Arduino and see how makers have put it to use in their inventions. They will also find out how to set up and program their own Arduino devices.
Make amazing robots and gadgets with two of today's hottest DIY technologies. With this easy-to-follow guide, you'll learn how to build devices with Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0, the Arduino prototyping platform, and some add-on components to bridge the two.
Look inside any electronic device and you will see a printed circuit board. These boards are now used to run all of our electronic devices. New technology has shrunk the size of all of the components that attach to the board, the width of the wires that connect them and even the size of the circuit board itself. This program details the processes involved in planning, designing, and building printed circuit boards. You will learn what materials are used to construct the boards and how the circuits are planned and built into the boards.
Arduino is an open-source electronic prototyping platform enabling users to create interactive electronic objects. It's also a company that sells single-board micro-controllers and accessories and that offers free software to program these boards. It's also a large community of users that develop their own projects on this platform. Arduino is a very popular and relatively easy way to prototype your own projects, or to explore and increase your knowledge of electronics.