Arduino Electronics Blueprints

Make common electronic devices interact with an Arduino board to build amazing out-of-the-box projects
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Arduino Electronics Blueprints

Don Wilcher

Make common electronic devices interact with an Arduino board to build amazing out-of-the-box projects
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Book Details

ISBN 139781784393601
Paperback252 pages

Book Description

Arduino is an open source electronics prototyping platform for building a multitude of smart devices and gadgets. Developers can benefit from using Arduino in their projects because of the ease of coding, allowing you to build cool and amazing devices supported by numerous hardware resources such as shields in no time at all.

Whether you're a seasoned developer or brand new to Arduino, this book will provide you with the knowledge and skill to build amazing smart electronic devices and gadgets. First, you will learn how to build a sound effects generator using recorded audio-wave files you've made or obtained from the Internet. Next, you will build DC motor controllers operated by a web page, a slide switch, or a touch sensor. Finally, the book will explain how to build an electronic operating status display for an FM radio circuit using Arduino.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: A Sound Effects Machine
Parts list
A sound effects machine block diagram
Adding SD and WAV file libraries to your Arduino sketch
Adding an LED bar graph display for selected sound
Summary
Chapter 2: Programmable DC Motor Controller with an LCD
Parts list
A programmable motor controller block diagram
Let's build it!
Summary
Chapter 3: A Talking Logic Probe
Parts list
A talking logic probe block diagram
Let's build it!
Summary
Chapter 4: Human Machine Interface
Parts list
An HMI controller block diagram
Getting into the real world using Breakout
Summary
Chapter 5: IR Remote Control Tester
Parts list
An IR remote control tester block diagram
littleBits electronic modules
Summary
Chapter 6: A Simple Chat Device with LCD
Parts list
A Simple Chat device block diagram
Building a serial-based Simple Chat device
Summary
Chapter 7: Bluetooth Low Energy Controller
Parts list
BLE Controller block diagrams
Building a BLE DC motor controller
Building a BLE seven segment LED display controller
Summary
Chapter 8: Capacitive Touch Sensing
Parts list
A capacitive touch controller block diagram
Building a capacitive touch controller
The 555 timer IC's monostable operation
A Do It Yourself Design Challenge!
A buttonless servo motor controller
Summary
Chapter 9: Arduino-SNAP Circuit AM Radio
Parts list
Radio communication basics
The Arduino-SNAP circuit AM radio block diagram
Building the SNAP circuit AM radio
DIY challenge – RedBearLab BLE control
Summary
Chapter 10: Arduino Scrolling Marquee
Parts list
The LCD and OLED basics
The Arduino scrolling marquee block diagram
Building an IR-controlled scrolling marquee
A DIY serial monitor LCD marquee
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Add SD and wave-file libraries to your Arduino code
  • Get to grips with SD card SPI communications
  • Interface an IR detection circuit to Arduino
  • Wire an OLED LCD to Arduino
  • Install the Nordic nRF8001 Bluetooth Low Energy code to Arduino
  • Build an HMI (Human Machine Interface) from a web page using JavaScript
  • Connect Arduino to a virtual server (Breakout.js)
  • Wire a small DC motor driver to Arduino with a transistor and diode circuit

Authors

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: A Sound Effects Machine
Parts list
A sound effects machine block diagram
Adding SD and WAV file libraries to your Arduino sketch
Adding an LED bar graph display for selected sound
Summary
Chapter 2: Programmable DC Motor Controller with an LCD
Parts list
A programmable motor controller block diagram
Let's build it!
Summary
Chapter 3: A Talking Logic Probe
Parts list
A talking logic probe block diagram
Let's build it!
Summary
Chapter 4: Human Machine Interface
Parts list
An HMI controller block diagram
Getting into the real world using Breakout
Summary
Chapter 5: IR Remote Control Tester
Parts list
An IR remote control tester block diagram
littleBits electronic modules
Summary
Chapter 6: A Simple Chat Device with LCD
Parts list
A Simple Chat device block diagram
Building a serial-based Simple Chat device
Summary
Chapter 7: Bluetooth Low Energy Controller
Parts list
BLE Controller block diagrams
Building a BLE DC motor controller
Building a BLE seven segment LED display controller
Summary
Chapter 8: Capacitive Touch Sensing
Parts list
A capacitive touch controller block diagram
Building a capacitive touch controller
The 555 timer IC's monostable operation
A Do It Yourself Design Challenge!
A buttonless servo motor controller
Summary
Chapter 9: Arduino-SNAP Circuit AM Radio
Parts list
Radio communication basics
The Arduino-SNAP circuit AM radio block diagram
Building the SNAP circuit AM radio
DIY challenge – RedBearLab BLE control
Summary
Chapter 10: Arduino Scrolling Marquee
Parts list
The LCD and OLED basics
The Arduino scrolling marquee block diagram
Building an IR-controlled scrolling marquee
A DIY serial monitor LCD marquee
Summary

Book Details

ISBN 139781784393601
Paperback252 pages
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