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Arduino for Beginners: Essential Skills Every Maker Needs [Kindle Edition]

John Baichtal
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Loaded with full-color step-by-step illustrations!


Absolutely no experience needed!


Learn Arduino from the ground up, hands-on, in full color!


Discover Arduino, join the DIY movement, and build an amazing spectrum of projects… limited only by your imagination!


No “geekitude” needed: This full-color guide assumes you know nothing about Arduino or programming with the Arduino IDE. John Baichtal is an expert on getting newcomers up to speed with DIY hardware. First, he guides you gently up the learning curve, teaching you all you need to know about Arduino boards, basic electronics, safety, tools, soldering, and a whole lot more. Then, you walk step-by-step through projects that reveal Arduino’s incredible potential for sensing and controlling the environment–projects that inspire you to create, invent, and build the future!


·         Use breadboards to quickly create circuits without soldering

·         Create a laser/infrared trip beam to protect your home from intruders

·         Use Bluetooth wireless connections and XBee to build doorbells and more

·         Write useful, reliable Arduino programs from scratch

·         Use Arduino’s ultrasonic, temperature, flex, and light sensors

·         Build projects that react to a changing environment

·         Create your own plant-watering robot

·         Control DC motors, servos, and stepper motors

·         Create projects that keep track of time

·         Safely control high-voltage circuits

·         Harvest useful parts from junk electronics

·         Build pro-quality enclosures that fit comfortably in your home


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About the Author

John Baichtal got his start writing blog posts for Wired’s legendary GeekDad blog as well as the DIYer’s bible MAKE Magazine. From there, he branched out into authoring books about toys, tools, robots, and hobby electronics. He is the co-author of The Cult of LEGO (No Starch) and author of Hack This: 24 Incredible Hackerspace Projects from the DIY Movement as well as Basic Robot Building with LEGO Mindstorm’s NXT 2.0 (both from Que). Most recently he wrote Make: LEGO and Arduino Projects for MAKE, collaborating with Adam Wolf and Matthew Beckler. He lives in Minneapolis, MN, with his wife and three children.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 145123 KB
  • Print Length: 385 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Que Publishing; 1 edition (22 Nov. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #661,790 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 30 Oct. 2014
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3.0 out of 5 stars This book is not for "beginners" 15 Feb. 2014
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The "beginner" in the book's title are not the typical school children who wants to learn Arduino or parents who want to teach them. Many projects described here use large and expensive machines. For example, a project in chapter 2 uses a computer controlled laser cutter to make an enclosure, which can be bought here on Amazon for about $13,000 and can take half of a garage. For sure a DIYer can find alternative ways to do things, but then the descriptions of the book is rather wasted. On the other hand, if you have the aspiration and resources to become a professional "Maker", this book can introduce you to all those wonderful machines so you can create your own shop.
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2.0 out of 5 stars too many photos, general info, not many projects. 16 Mar. 2014
By Moshe Zohar - Published on
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too many photos, general info, not many projects.
need to add projects and electric- electronic drawing. not only breadboard drawing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Easily Understood Introduction 16 Jan. 2014
By S. P. Bolton - Published on
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This book generates more enthusiasm for Arduino, as it takes you through the basics step by step and assumes virtually no previous knowledge.
Highly recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 4 Sept. 2014
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