Exploring Arduino Tools and Techniques for Engineering Wizardry

ISBN-10: 1118549368
ISBN-13: 9781118549360
Edition: 2013
Authors: Jeremy Blum
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Book details

Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 8/9/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.518
Language: English

Learn to easily build gadgets, gizmos, or a simple robot using ArduinoWritten by Arduino expert Jeremy Blum, this unique book uses the popular Arduino Microcontroller platform as an instrument to teach you about topics in electrical engineering, programming, and human-computer interaction. Whether you're a budding hobbyists or an engineer, you'll benefit from the perfectly paced lessons that walk you through useful, artistic, and educational exercises that gradually get more advanced. In addition to specific projects, the book shares best practices in programming and design that you can apply to your own projects. Code snippets and schematics will serve as a useful reference for future projects even after you've mastered all the topics in the book.Includes a number of projects that utilize different capabilities of the Arduino, while interfacing with external hardwareFeatures chapters that build upon each other, tying in concepts from previous chapters to illustrate new onesIncludes some aspects that are accompanied by video tutorialsCovers EE and programming concepts, interfacing with the world through analog and digital sensors, and communicating with a computer and other devicesExplains how to combine smaller topics into more complex projectsShares downloadable materials and source code for everything covered in the bookAdventures in Arduino takes you on an adventure and provides you with exclusive access to materials not found anywhere else!

Introduction
Arduino Engineering Basics
Getting Up and Blinking with the Arduino
Exploring the Arduino Ecosystem
Arduino Functionality
Atmel Microcontroller
Programming Interfaces
General I/O and ADCs
Power Supplies
Arduino Boards
Creating Your First Program
Downloading and Installing the Arduino IDE
Running the IDE and Connecting to the Arduino
Breaking Down Your First Program
Summary
Digital Inputs, Outputs, and Pulse-Width Modulation
Digital Outputs
Wiring Up an LED and Using breadboards
Working with Breadboards
Wiring LEDs
Programming Digital Outputs
Using For Loops
Pulse-Width Modulation with analogWrite()
Reading Digital Inputs
Reading Digital Inputs with Pulldown Resistors
Working with "Bouncy" Burtons
Building a Controllable RGB LED Nightlight
Summary
Reading Analog Sensors
Understanding Analog and Digital Signals
Comparing Analog and Digital Signals
Converting an Analog Signal to a Digital One
Reading Analog Sensors with the Arduino: analogRead()
Reading a Potentiometer
Using Analog Sensors
Working with Analog Sensors to Sense Temperature
Using Variable Resistors to Make Your Own Analog Sensors
Using Resistive Voltage Dividers
Using Analog Inputs to Control Analog Outputs
Summary
Controlling Your Environment
Using Transistors and Driving Motors
Driving DC Motors
Handling High-Current Inductive Loads
Using Transistors as Switches
Using Protection Diodes
Using a Secondary Power Source
Wiring the Motor
Controlling Motor Speed with PWM
Using an H-Bridge to Control DC Motor Direction
Building an H-bridge Circuit
Operating an H-bridge Circuit
Driving Servo Motors
Understanding the Difference Between Continuous Rotation and Standard Servos
Understanding Servo Control
Controlling a Servo
Building a Sweeping Distance Sensor
Summary
Making Sounds
Understanding How Speakers Work
The Properties of Sound
How a Speaker Produces Sound
Using tone() to Make Sounds
Including a Definition File
Wiring the Speaker
Making Sound Sequence
Using Arrays
Making Note and Duration Arrays
Completing the Program
Understanding the Limitations of the tone() Function
Building a Micro Piano
Summary
USB and Serial Communication
Understanding the Arduino's Serial Communication Capabilities
Arduino Boards with an Internal or External FTDI USB-to-Serial Converter
Arduino Boards with a Secondary USB-Capable ATMega MCU Emulating a Serial Converter
Arduino Boards with a Single USB-Capable MCU
Arduino Boards with USB-Host Capabilities
Listening to the Arduino
Using print Statements
Using Special Characters
Changing Data Type Representations a
Talking to the Arduino
Reading Information from a Computer or Other Serial Device
Telling the Arduino to Echo Incoming Data
Understanding the Differences Between Chars and Ints
Sending Single Characters to Control an LED
Sending Lists of Values to Control an RGB LED
Talking to a Desktop App
Talking to Processing
Installing Processing
Controlling a Processing Sketch from Your Arduino
Sending Data from Processing to Your Arduino
Learning Special Tricks with the Arduino Leonardo (and Other 32U4-Based Arduinos)
Emulating a Keyboard
Typing Data into the Computer
Commanding Your Computer to Do Your Bidding
Emulating a Mouse
Summary
Shift Registers
Understanding Shift Registers
Sending Parallel and Serial Data
Working with the 74HC595 Shift Register
Understanding the Shift Register Pin Functions
Understanding How the Shift Register Works
Shifting Serial Data from the Arduino
Converting Between Binary and Decimal Formats
Controlling Light Animations with a Shift Register
Building a "Light Rider"
Responding to Inputs with an LED Bar Graph
Summary
Communication Interfaces
The I<sup>2</sup>C Bus
History of the I<sup>2</sup>C Bus
I<sup>2</sup>C Hardware Design
Communication Scheme and ID Numbers
Hardware Requirements and Pull-Up Resistors
Communicating with an I<sup>2</sup>C Temperature Probe
Setting Up the Hardware
Referencing the Datasheet
Writing the Software
Combining Shift Registers, Serial Communication, and I<sup>2</sup>C Communications
Building the Hardware for a Temperature Monitoring System
Modifying the Embedded Program
Writing the Processing Sketch
Summary
The SPI Bus
Overview of the SPI Bus
BP! Hardware and Communication Design
Hardware Configuration
Communication Scheme
Comparing SPI to I<sup>2</sup>C
Communicating with an SPI Digital Potentiometer
Gathering Information from the Datasheet
Setting Up the Hardware
Writing the Software
Creating an Audiovisual Display Using SPI Digital Potentiometers
Setting Up the Hardware
Modifying the Software
Summary
Interfacing with Liquid Crystal Displays
Setting Up the LCD
Using the LiquidCrystal Library to Write to the LCD
Adding Text to the Display
Creating Special Characters and Animations
Building a Personal Thermostat
Setting Up Ute Hardware
Displaying Data on the LCD
Adjusting the Set Point with a Button
Adding an Audible Warning and a Pan
Bringing It All Together The Complete Program
Taking This Project to the Next Level
Summary
Wireless Communication with XBeo Radios
Understanding XBee Wireless Communication
XBee Radios
The XBee Radio Shield and Serial Connections
3.3V Regulator
Logic Level Shitting
Associate LED and RSSI LED
UART Selection Jumper or Switch
Hardware vs. Software Serial UART Connection Option
Configuring Your XBees
Configuring via a Shield or a USB Adapter
Using the Uno as a Programmer (Not Recommended)
Using the SparkFun USB Explorer (Recommended)
Choosing Your XBee Settings and Connecting Your XBee to Your Host Computer
Configuring Your XBee with X-CTU
Configuring Your XBee with a Serial Terminal
Talking with Your Computer Wirelessly
Powering Your Remote Arduino
USB with a Computer or a 5V Wall Adapter
Batteries
Wall Power Adapters
Revisiting the Serial Examples: Controlling Processing with a Potentiometer
Revisiting the Serial Examples: Controlling an RGB LED
Talking with Another Arduino: Building a Wireless Doorbell
System Design
Transmitter Hardware
Receiver Hardware
Transmitter Software
Receiver Software
Summary
Advanced Topics and Projects
Hardware and Timor Interrupts
Using Hardware Interrupts
Knowing the Tradeoffs Between Polling and Interrupting
Ease of Implementation (Software)
Ease of Implementation (Hardware)
Multitasking
Acquisition Accuracy
Understanding the Arduino's Hardware Interrupt Capabilities
Building and Testing a Hardware-Debounced Button Interrupt Circuit
Creating a Hardware-Debouncing Circuit
Assembling the Complete Test Circuit
Writing the Software
Using Tuner Interrupts
Understanding Timer Interrupts
Getting the Library
Executing Two Tasks Simultaneously(ish)
Building an Interrupt-Driven Sound Machine
Sound Machine Hardware
Sound Machine Software
Summary
Data Logging with SD Cards
Getting Ready for Data Logging
Formatting Data with CSV Files
Preparing an SD Card for Data Logging
Interfacing the Arduino with an SD Card
SD Card Shields
SD Card SPI Interface
Writing to an SD Card
Reading from an SD Card
Using a Real-Time Clock
Understanding Real-Time Clocks
Using the DS1307 Real-Tune Cock
Using the RTC Arduino Third-Party Library
Using the Real-Time Clock
Installing the RTC and SD Card Modules
Updating the Software
Building an Entrance Logger
Logger Hardwire
Logger Software
Data Analysis
Summary
Connecting Your Arduino to the Internet
The Web, the Arduino, and You
Networking Lingo
IP Address
Network Address Translation
MAC Address
HTML
HTTP
GET/POST
DHCP
DNS
Clients and Servers
Networking Your Arduino
Controlling Your Arduino from the Web
Setting Up the I/O Control Hardware
Designing a Simple Web Page
Writing an Arduino Server Sketch
Connecting to the Network and Retrieving an IP via DHCP
Replying to a Client Response
Putting It Together Web Server Sketch
Controlling Your Arduino via the Network
Controlling Your Arduino over the Local Network
Using Port Forwarding to Control your Arduino from Anywhere
Sending Live Data to a Graphing Service
Building a Live Data Feed on Xively
Creating a Xively Account
Creating a Data Feed
Installing the Xively and HttpClient Libraries
Wiring Up Your Arduino
Configuring the Xively Sketch and Running the Code
Displaying Data on the Web
Adding Feed Components
Adding an Analog Temperature Sensor
Adding Additional Sensor Readings to the Datastream
Summary
Appendix: Deciphering the ATMega Datasheet and Arduino Schematics
Reading Datasheets
Breaking Down a Datasheet
Understanding Component Pin-outs
Understanding the Arduino Schematic
Index

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