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Arduino in easy steps is an indispensable guide for anyone wanting to get started with Arduino the popular circuit board that allows users to create interactive objects. In digestible chunks, it explains:
What Arduino is and what can be done with it What’s in your Arduino kit, refreshing your knowledge of resistors, transistors, transformers, circuitry and electricity How to set up your Arduino environment with Windows, Mac OS X and Linux How to choose Arduino Shields and key tools such as power adapters, testing equipment and design software Neat techniques on soldering etc. to help you progress smoothly with your project The fundamentals of coding, how to write Arduino sketches and use free downloadable ready-made code to save time
This primer also includes a chapter on troubleshooting and examples of inspiring projects!
Stuart Yarnold is an electronics engineer who has been working in the industry since leaving college. Originally a marine radio and radar troubleshooter, he now devotes much of his time to playing poker professionally and can usually be found lurking in one of the online poker rooms. The author of several successful In Easy Steps titles, including Windows 7 Tips and Techniques in Easy Steps; Windows 8.1 Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts in Easy Steps, and Building a PC in Easy Steps, he lives in Cambridge, U.K.