Arduino Playground: Geeky Projects for the Curious Maker

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Written by Warren Andrews

Published by No Starch Press

Oct, 2016

350 pages



Arduino Playground will show you how to make gadgets with the Arduino hardware platform that you can use in your home, workshop, and even with your friends. Some projects are practical, others are pure fun—but all are designed to teach you something new about building with electronics. You’ll build 10 projects, including:
  • A game that records how fast you can press a button
  • A garage parking assistant that blinks when your vehicle is perfectly parked
  • An automatic wristwatch winder decked out with bright, colorful LEDs
  • A custom power supply that you can set to any voltage you need
  • A testing device that can simulate sensor signals and feed them to a circuit
Each project kicks off with author Warren Andrews’ own inspiration for the design and a guide to testing the basic circuit on a breadboard. Next, you’ll find the code you need to make everything work,templates for circuit boards that you can make yourself, hands-on instructions for building permanent project enclosures, and plenty of opportunities for customization. What are you waiting for? Think outside the box and start building some awesome Arduino projects.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Reaction-Time Machine
Chapter 2: An Automated Agitator for PCB Etching
Chapter 3: The Regulated Power Supply
Chapter 4: A Watch Winder
Chapter 5: The Garage Sentry Parking Assistant
Chapter 6: The Battery Saver
Chapter 7: A Custom pH Meter
Chapter 8: The Ballistic Chronograph
Chapter 9: The Square Wave Generator
Chapter 10: The Rainbow Thermometer


Title: Arduino Playground: Geeky Projects for the Curious Maker
Author: Warren Andrews
Language: English
Length: 350
Edition: 1
Publisher: No Starch Press
Publication Date: 2016-10-30
ISBN-10: 159327744X
ISBN-13: 9781593277444