FREE E-BOOK Arduino Bots and Gadgets: Six Embedded Projects with Open Source Hardware and Software

FREE E-BOOK Arduino Bots and Gadgets: Six Embedded Projects with Open Source Hardware and Software



FREE E-BOOK Arduino Bots and Gadgets: Six Embedded Projects with Open Source Hardware and Software
FREE E-BOOK Arduino Bots and Gadgets: Six Embedded Projects with Open Source Hardware and Software




Author(s): Tero Karvinen, Kimmo Karvinen
Publisher: Make, Year: 2011




Description:

Want to build your own robots, turn your ideas into prototypes, control devices with a computer, or make your own cell phone applications? It's a snap with this book and the Arduino open source electronic prototyping platform. 

Get started with six fun projects and achieve impressive results quickly. Gain the know-how and experience to invent your own cool gadgets. With Arduino, building your own embedded gadgets is easy, even for beginners. Embedded systems are everywhere - inside cars, children's toys, and mobile phones. This book will teach you the basics of embedded systems and help you build your first gadget in just a few days. Each learn-as-you-build project that follows will add to your knowledge and skills. Experiment with Arduino, the popular microcontroller board Build robots and electronic projects with easy-to-follow instructions Turn your ideas into working physical prototypes Use Android phones as remote controls in your projects work with an uncomplicated programming language created for artists, designers, and hobbyists Get everyone involved, with projects that even beginners can build.


Table of contents :


Contents......Page 5
Preface......Page 9
Building Philosophy......Page 17
Reusing Parts......Page 20
Buying Components......Page 22
Useful Tools......Page 23
Electronic Circuit Theory Review......Page 30
Why Arduino?......Page 33
Starting with Arduino......Page 34
Hello World with Arduino......Page 38
Structure of “Hello World”......Page 41
Arduino Uno......Page 43
Arduino Nano......Page 44
3. Stalker Guard......Page 45
Tools and Parts......Page 46
Solderless Breadboard......Page 47
Ping Ultrasonic Sensor......Page 49
Vibration Motor......Page 55
Making the Motor Vibrate......Page 57
What’s Next?......Page 59
Making an Enclosure......Page 60
4. Insect Robot......Page 69
Tools and Parts......Page 70
Servo Motors......Page 71
Constructing the Frame......Page 75
Programming the Walk......Page 83
Avoiding Obstacles Using Ultrasound......Page 88
What’s Next?......Page 93
5. Interactive Painting......Page 95
Tools and Parts......Page 96
Resistors......Page 97
LEDs......Page 99
Detecting Motion Using Ultrasonic Sensors......Page 101
Installing Python......Page 113
Hello World in Python......Page 117
Communicating over the Serial Port......Page 119
Scaling an Image to Full Screen......Page 123
Changing Images with Button Control......Page 127
Gesture-Controlled Painting in Full Screen......Page 129
Animating the Sliding Image......Page 132
Connecting Arduino with Processing......Page 138
Processing Code for the Painting......Page 140
Creating an Enclosure......Page 144
Building a Frame......Page 148
What You’ll Learn......Page 153
Android Software Installation......Page 154
Creating a Boxing Clock in Android......Page 161
What’s Next?......Page 192
What You’ll Learn......Page 193
Tools and Parts......Page 194
The Relay: A Controllable Switch......Page 195
Hacking the Remote Control......Page 197
Controlling the Arduino from the Computer......Page 200
Creating a Graphical User Interface......Page 206
The Finished Remote Control Interface......Page 208
Creating an Enclosure......Page 211
8. Soccer Robot......Page 215
Tools and Parts......Page 216
Continuous Rotation Servos......Page 219
Modding a Standard Servo into a Continuous Rotation Servo......Page 223
Connecting the Arduino to the Bluetooth Mate......Page 227
Testing the Bluetooth Connection......Page 231
Building a Frame for the Robot......Page 233
Programming the Movements......Page 244
Controlling Movement from a Computer......Page 247
Steering with an Android Cell Phone......Page 250
The Accelerometer......Page 254
An Easier Approach to Bluetooth......Page 258
Controlling the Robot with Cell Phone Motion......Page 265
Completing the Soccer Robot......Page 269
What’s Next?......Page 278
A. tBlue Library for Android......Page 279
Index......Page 285