Creative DIY Microcontroller Projects with C

By Miguel Angel Garcia-Ruiz , Pedro Cesar Santana Mancilla
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About this book

We live in a world surrounded by electronic devices, and microcontrollers are the brains of these devices. Microcontroller programming is an essential skill in the era of Internet of Things (IoT), and this book helps you to learn this skill with projects for designing and developing embedded applications with microcontroller boards.

The book is filled with microcontroller programming C language constructs. You'll discover how to use the Blue Pill (containing a type of STM32 microcontroller) and Curiosity Nano (containing a type of PIC microcontroller) boards for executing your projects as PIC is a beginner-level board and STM-32 is an ARM-cortex-based board. As you advance, you'll get to grips with the fundamentals of digital electronics and microcontroller board programming. The book uses simple examples such as measuring humidity and temperature from an environment to help you gain hands-on project experience. You'll also solidify your knowledge by creating IoT projects by applying more complex sensors. Finally, you'll find out how to plan for a microcontroller-based project and troubleshoot it.

By the end of this microcontroller book, you'll have developed a firm foundation in electronics and practical PIC and STM32 microcontroller programming and interfacing, adding valuable skills to your professional portfolio.

Publication date:
July 2021

About the Authors

  • Miguel Angel Garcia-Ruiz

    Miguel is an Associate Professor of Computer Science with the School of Computer Science and Technology, Algoma University, Canada. He has taught microcontroller programming and interfacing, Human-Computer Interaction, and Interaction Design courses. Miguel has a PhD in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence from Sussex University, England. He has published articles on tinkering with technology applying microcontroller boards. Miguel has conducted research projects funded by Canada’s Northern Ontario Heritage Fund (NOHFC), Algoma University, and the Mexican Ministry of Education.

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  • Pedro Cesar Santana Mancilla

    Pedro is a research professor at the School of Telematics at the University of Colima in Mexico. His research interests focus on Human-Computer Interaction, ICT for elderly people, Serious Games, and Machine Learning. He's currently serving as president of the Mexican Association on Human-Computer Interaction (AMexIHC). He's a Senior Member of the IEEE, and ACM and serves as Chair of the Mexican ACM SIGCHI Chapter (CHI-Mexico). Pedro is a member of the Mexican Academy of Computing (AMexComp) and the Mexican Society of Computer Science (SMCC).

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