Arduino: Building exciting LED based projects and espionage devices

Find out how to transform your Arduino device into an awesome secret agent gadget with this course, taking in everything from robotics to remote control cameras

Arduino: Building exciting LED based projects and espionage devices

Adith Jagadish Boloor et al.

Find out how to transform your Arduino device into an awesome secret agent gadget with this course, taking in everything from robotics to remote control cameras
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Book Details

ISBN 139781787121072
Paperback495 pages

Book Description

An Arduino might be a tiny computer but it can be used as the foundation for a huge range of projects. In this course, we’ll show you how just some of the projects that are possible with an Arduino. From robotics to secret agent gadgets, we’re pretty confident that this course will get you thinking creatively – and inspire you to create your very own new projects using the Arduino hacking skills you learn.

This course, combines both text and video content – it’s made up of three modules to help organize your learning. In the first module we’ll show you how to build three different Arduino projects. All of these will not only get you up and running with something practical, they’ll also help you better understand how the Arduino works. Find out how to develop a home automation system and even build a robot!

In the second module we’ll go one step further to help you get creative as you learn how to program LEDs with your Arduino. You’ll find out how to build a mood lamp and a remote-controlled TV backlight, before going on to make a sound controlled LED Christmas tree that makes use of sound visualization.
Finally, the third module takes you from stylish design into espionage, as you learn how to create neat secret agent gadgets with your Arduino. Find out how to build an alarm system, a fingerprint sensor, even open a lock with a text message. And that’s not all – but to find out more you’ll have to dive in!

This Learning Path combines some of the best that Packt has to offer in one complete, curated package. It includes content from the following Packt products:

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Arduino
Prerequisites
Setting up
Connecting the Arduino
Hello World
Using serial communication
The world of LED
Using serial communication
The world of LED
LED blink
Summary
Chapter 2: Digital Ruler
Prerequisites
A bit about the sensor
Hooking up an LCD to the Arduino
Best of both worlds
Summary
Chapter 3: Converting Finger Gestures to Text
Prerequisites
What is a capacitive touch sensor?
An introduction to Processing
Tic-tac-toe with touch
Pattern recognition
Summary
Chapter 4: Burglar Alarm – Part 1
What is a passive infrared sensor?
A mini PIR-Arduino alarm
Testing the camera
Putting it together
Summary
Chapter 5: Burglar Alarm – Part 2
Dealing with the image
Sending a notification to a smart device
Putting the pieces together
Summary
Chapter 6: Home Automation – Part 1
Prerequisites
Connecting the Wi-Fi module
Using relays to control appliances
Communicating through a terminal
Summary
Chapter 7: Home Automation – Part 2
Communicating via a smart phone
Implementing speech recognition
Upgrading the home automation system
Complete home automation
Summary
Chapter 8: Robot Dog – Part 1
Prerequisites
Introducing Arduino MEGA 2560
Understanding power requirements
Building the chassis
Summary
Chapter 9: Robot Dog – Part 2
Building the chassis
Completing the circuit
Summary
Chapter 10: Robot Dog – Part 3
Programming the robot
Developing personality
Implementing speech control
Summary
Chapter 11: Project 1 – LED Night Lamp
Introduction to breadboard
Controlling multiple LEDs
LED fading
Creating a mood lamp
Developing an LED night lamp
Summary
Chapter 12: Project 2 – Remote Controlled TV Backlight
Introduction to IR LEDs
IR sensors
LED strips
Summary
Chapter 13: Project 3 – LED Cube
Getting started with soldering
Designing an LED cube
Programming a 4*4*4 LED cube
Summary
Chapter 14: Sound Visualization and LED Christmas Tree
Introduction to sound visualization
Sound visualization using Arduino
Developing an LED Christmas tree
Summary
Chapter 15: Persistence of Vision
Creating your own Persistence of Vision
Programming an LED array
Different types of motors
Controlling a DC motor using Arduino
Synchronizing an LED array with a motor
Bringing your efforts to life
Summary
Chapter 16: Troubleshooting and Advanced Resources
Troubleshooting
Resources – advanced users
Summary
Chapter 17: A Simple Alarm System with Arduino
Hardware and software requirements
Hardware configuration
Configuring the alarm system
Testing the alarm system
Summary
Chapter 18: Creating a Spy Microphone
Hardware and software requirements
Using the SD card
Testing the microphone
Building the spy microphone
Recording on the SD card
Summary
Chapter 19: Building an EMF Bug Detector
Hardware and Software requirements
Hardware configuration
Testing the LCD screen
Building the EMF bug detector
Summary
Chapter 20: Access Control with a Fingerprint Sensor
Hardware and software requirements
Hardware configuration
Enrolling your fingerprint
Controlling access to the relay
Accessing secret data
Summary
Chapter 21: Opening a Lock with an SMS
Hardware and software requirements
Hardware configuration
Testing the FONA shield
Controlling the relay
Opening and closing the lock
Summary
Chapter 22: Building a Cloud Spy Camera
Hardware and software requirements
Hardware configuration
Setting up your Dropbox account
Setting up your Temboo account
Saving pictures to Dropbox
Live streaming from the spy camera
Summary
Chapter 23: Monitoring Secret Data from Anywhere
Hardware and software requirements
Hardware configuration
Sending data to dweet.io
Monitoring the device remotely
Creating automated e-mail alerts
Summary
Chapter 24: Creating a GPS Tracker with Arduino
Hardware and software requirements
Hardware configuration
Testing the location functions
Sending a GPS location by SMS
Building a GPS location tracker
Summary
Chapter 25: Building an Arduino Spy Robot
Hardware and software requirements
Hardware configuration
Setting up the motor control
Setting up live streaming
Setting up the interface
Testing the surveillance robot
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Find out how to explore the full potential of your tiny Arduino
  • Find out how to bridge the gap between the real world and software, as you gather and visualize data from the environment
  • Create simple servers to allow communication to occur
  • Transform your Arduino into a GPS tracker
  • Use the Arduino to monitor top secret data
  • Build a complete spy robot!

Authors

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Arduino
Prerequisites
Setting up
Connecting the Arduino
Hello World
Using serial communication
The world of LED
Using serial communication
The world of LED
LED blink
Summary
Chapter 2: Digital Ruler
Prerequisites
A bit about the sensor
Hooking up an LCD to the Arduino
Best of both worlds
Summary
Chapter 3: Converting Finger Gestures to Text
Prerequisites
What is a capacitive touch sensor?
An introduction to Processing
Tic-tac-toe with touch
Pattern recognition
Summary
Chapter 4: Burglar Alarm – Part 1
What is a passive infrared sensor?
A mini PIR-Arduino alarm
Testing the camera
Putting it together
Summary
Chapter 5: Burglar Alarm – Part 2
Dealing with the image
Sending a notification to a smart device
Putting the pieces together
Summary
Chapter 6: Home Automation – Part 1
Prerequisites
Connecting the Wi-Fi module
Using relays to control appliances
Communicating through a terminal
Summary
Chapter 7: Home Automation – Part 2
Communicating via a smart phone
Implementing speech recognition
Upgrading the home automation system
Complete home automation
Summary
Chapter 8: Robot Dog – Part 1
Prerequisites
Introducing Arduino MEGA 2560
Understanding power requirements
Building the chassis
Summary
Chapter 9: Robot Dog – Part 2
Building the chassis
Completing the circuit
Summary
Chapter 10: Robot Dog – Part 3
Programming the robot
Developing personality
Implementing speech control
Summary
Chapter 11: Project 1 – LED Night Lamp
Introduction to breadboard
Controlling multiple LEDs
LED fading
Creating a mood lamp
Developing an LED night lamp
Summary
Chapter 12: Project 2 – Remote Controlled TV Backlight
Introduction to IR LEDs
IR sensors
LED strips
Summary
Chapter 13: Project 3 – LED Cube
Getting started with soldering
Designing an LED cube
Programming a 4*4*4 LED cube
Summary
Chapter 14: Sound Visualization and LED Christmas Tree
Introduction to sound visualization
Sound visualization using Arduino
Developing an LED Christmas tree
Summary
Chapter 15: Persistence of Vision
Creating your own Persistence of Vision
Programming an LED array
Different types of motors
Controlling a DC motor using Arduino
Synchronizing an LED array with a motor
Bringing your efforts to life
Summary
Chapter 16: Troubleshooting and Advanced Resources
Troubleshooting
Resources – advanced users
Summary
Chapter 17: A Simple Alarm System with Arduino
Hardware and software requirements
Hardware configuration
Configuring the alarm system
Testing the alarm system
Summary
Chapter 18: Creating a Spy Microphone
Hardware and software requirements
Using the SD card
Testing the microphone
Building the spy microphone
Recording on the SD card
Summary
Chapter 19: Building an EMF Bug Detector
Hardware and Software requirements
Hardware configuration
Testing the LCD screen
Building the EMF bug detector
Summary
Chapter 20: Access Control with a Fingerprint Sensor
Hardware and software requirements
Hardware configuration
Enrolling your fingerprint
Controlling access to the relay
Accessing secret data
Summary
Chapter 21: Opening a Lock with an SMS
Hardware and software requirements
Hardware configuration
Testing the FONA shield
Controlling the relay
Opening and closing the lock
Summary
Chapter 22: Building a Cloud Spy Camera
Hardware and software requirements
Hardware configuration
Setting up your Dropbox account
Setting up your Temboo account
Saving pictures to Dropbox
Live streaming from the spy camera
Summary
Chapter 23: Monitoring Secret Data from Anywhere
Hardware and software requirements
Hardware configuration
Sending data to dweet.io
Monitoring the device remotely
Creating automated e-mail alerts
Summary
Chapter 24: Creating a GPS Tracker with Arduino
Hardware and software requirements
Hardware configuration
Testing the location functions
Sending a GPS location by SMS
Building a GPS location tracker
Summary
Chapter 25: Building an Arduino Spy Robot
Hardware and software requirements
Hardware configuration
Setting up the motor control
Setting up live streaming
Setting up the interface
Testing the surveillance robot
Summary

Book Details

ISBN 139781787121072
Paperback495 pages
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