A wide range of guides covering the basics of electronics.
Ebooks from Miami University Libraries
Arduino: a Technical Reference by J. M. HughesRather than yet another project-based workbook, Arduino: A Technical Reference is a reference and handbook that thoroughly describes the electrical and performance aspects of an Arduino board and its software. This book brings together in one place all the information you need to get something done with Arduino. It will save you from endless web searches and digging through translations of datasheets or notes in project-based texts to find the information that corresponds to your own particular setup and question. Reference features include pinout diagrams, a discussion of the AVR microcontrollers used with Arduino boards, a look under the hood at the firmware and run-time libraries that make the Arduino unique, and extensive coverage of the various shields and add-on sensors that can be used with an Arduino. One chapter is devoted to creating a new shield from scratch. The book wraps up with detailed descriptions of three different projects: a programmable signal generator, a "smart" thermostat, and a programmable launch sequencer for model rockets. Each project highlights one or more topics that can be applied to other applications.
Publication Date: 2016-05-16
Arduino by Example by Adith Jagadish BoloorDesign and build fantastic projects and devices using the Arduino platformAbout This Book- Explore the different sensors that can be used to improve the functionality of the Arduino projects- Program networking modules in conjunction with Arduino to make smarter and more communicable devices- A practical guide that shows you how to utilize Arduino to create practical, useful projectsWho This Book Is ForThis book is an ideal choice for hobbyists or professionals who want to create quick and easy projects with Arduino. As a prerequisite, readers must have a working Arduino system and some programming background, ideally in C/C++. Basic knowledge of Arduino is helpful but not required to follow along with this book.What You Will Learn- Understand and utilize the capabilities of the Arduino- Integrate sensors to gather environmental data and display this information in meaningful ways- Add modules such as Bluetooth and Wi-fithat allow the Arduino to communicate and send data between devices- Create simple servers to allow communication to occur- Build automated projects including robots while learning complex algorithms to mimic biological locomotion- Implement error handling to make programs easier to debug and look more professional- Integrate powerful programming tools and software such as Python and Processing to broaden the scope of what the Arduino can achieve- Practice and learn basic programming etiquetteIn DetailArduino an opensource physical computing platform based on a simple microcontroller board, and a development environment for writing software for the board. The opensource Arduino software (IDE) makes it easy to write code and upload it to the board. It runs on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. The environment is written in Java and based on Processing and other opensource software.With the growing interest in home-made, weekend projects among students and hobbyists alike, Arduino offers an innovative and feasible platform to create projects that promote creativity and technological tinkering.Arduino by Example is a project-oriented guide to help you fully utilize the power of one of the world's most powerful open source platforms, Arduino. This book demonstrates three projects ranging from a home automation project involving your lighting system to a simple robotic project to a touch sensor project. You will first learn the basic concepts such as how to get started with the Arduino, and as you start building the project, you will develop the practical skills needed to successfully build Arduino powered projects that have real-life implications.The complexity of the book slowly increases as you complete a project and move on to the next. By the end of this book, you will be able to create basic projects and utilize the elements used in the examples to construct your own devices.Style and approachThis book follows a project-oriented approach, with multiple images and plenty of code to help you build your projects easily. The book uses a tutorial-based methodology where the concepts are first explained and then implemented to help you develop the projects.
Publication Date: 2015-09-14
Make: Tech DIY by Jaymes Dec; Ji Sun LeeMake: Tech DIY introduces younger children to the magic of electronics through the softer side of circuits! Young explorers will learn about electronics through sewing and craft projects aimed at maker parents and their children, elementary school teachers, and kids' activity leaders. Each project introduces new skills and new components in a progressive series of projects that take learners from the very basics to understanding how to use components such as sensors, transistors, and timers. The book is breezy, highly illustrated, and fun for everyone!
Publication Date: 2016-09-22
Soft Circuits by Kylie Peppler; Melissa Gresalfi; Katie Salen Tekinba; Rafi Santo; Leah Buechley; Katie Salen TekinbasIntroducing students to the world of wearable technology. Soft Circuits introduces students to the world of wearable technology. Using Modkit, an accessible DIY electronics toolkit, students learn to create e-textile cuffs, "electrici-tee" shirts, and solar-powered backpacks. Students also learn the importance of one component to the whole--how, for example, changing the structure of LED connections immediately affects the number of LEDs that light up.
Publication Date: 2014-10-10
Raspberry Pi: Amazing Projects from Scratch by Ashwin Pajankar; Arush Kakkar; Matthew Poole; Richard GrimmettExplore the powers of Raspberry Pi and build your very own projects right out of the boxAbout This Book- From robotics to gaming, this Learning Path will unlock your creativity!- Build your own impressive IoT projects to transform your home- Featuring some of Packt's very best Raspberry Pi content, this Learning Path doesn't just get you to your destination - it opens up a whole horizon of possibilities!Who This Book Is ForWant new ideas for your next Raspberry Pi project? Got one lying around gathering dust? This Learning Path gets you straight into the creative dirty work of programming and playing with your pi. Whether your new to Raspberry Pi, or an experienced maker, we think this Learning Path will inspire you and get your creative juices flowing!What You Will Learn- Discover an aweome range of Raspberry Pi projects- Bridge the gap between software and hardware through your Pi and find out how to make an operating system interact with cameras and other hardware- Find out how to use your Raspberry Pi for gaming- Secure your home with this tiny computer!- Make science fiction a reality - build a walking robotIn DetailLooking for inspiration for your next Raspberry Pi project? Not sure where to begin? This Learning Path is the perfect place to begin, providing you with an accessible yet comprehensive journey through Raspberry Pi. Following three modules, you'll soon be confident and prepared to get creative with your microcomputer.Raspberry Pi by Example is the first module in this Learning Path - and it does exactly what it says. It doesn't just teach, it shows you how to go and build some awesome Raspberry Pi projects immediately. Build and play your own games with the Pi, build a complete Internet of Things home automation system that controls your house through Twitter... let your imagination run wild!In the next module we'll look in more depth at building a home security system. You'll be using some of the skills you devoped through the first module, but apply them to something more intricate and impressive. Using a Linux based operating system as the foundations, you'll gradually build up an entire security infrastructure adding cameras, remote controls, and even intrusion alerts!In the final module, we'll take you into the world of Raspberry Pi robotics. By the end of it, you'll have built a biped robot that can interact with its environment!This Learning Path combines some of the best that Packt has to offer in one complete, curated package. It includes content from the following Packt products:- Raspberry Pi By Example by Ashwin Pajankar and Arush Kakkar- Building a Home Security System with Raspberry Pi by Matthew Pole- Raspberry Pi Robotics Essentials by Richard GrimmettStyle and approachIt's not every day you build a home automation system. It's not every day you build a walking robot. But with this Learning Path you'll do just that. So get started and let this tiny computer expand your imagination.