What is the Arduino™ Project Handbook?
It’s a full color reference book for over 45 exciting and practical projects for the Arduino™ Microcontroller and is perfect for those starting out or equally useful as a quick reference tool for the more experienced maker.
If you are reading this then you probably already have an idea of what the Arduino™ is, for those that don’t it’s an inexpensive small computer that can be programmed to control endless creations limited only by your imagination. It’s used by artists and makers to bring their creations to life.
A lie detector, programmable rocket launcher, motion sensor alarm, reaction timer, electronic dice, keypad entry system, laser trip wire alarm, robot, Wireless ID card system, range finder and defuseable bomb game are just some of the cool projects that this book will demonstrate how to build. All are easily achievable and have one thing in common – they use the power of the Arduino™.
Why Mark created the Arduino Project Handbook: “I like books. I like visual books. I like practical books. I like books that are all of these things! Most Arduino™ books are text heavy, have few images or those that do are in black and white. I couldn’t find a book on the Arduino™ that was simple, practical, visually stimulating and most of all that I wanted to own as a reference (bit like a scrap book of great ideas). The internet is bursting with tutorials and articles covering the Arduino™ and what it can do but can also be frustrating. Many of the online guides are good but usually lack any detailed visual reference and many of the YouTube guides lack the code required (I’m sure you know what I mean!) Whilst there are many great Arduino books available I couldn’t find one that was visually stimulating but practical at the same time. I decided to experiment with the Arduino™ and create a record of my achievements that I could refer back to and share with my 10 year old son – this book is a result of that.
This is the type of book I was looking for but didn’t exist, I hope that now it does, you might want it too. “
Soldering Sunday is proud to distribute Mark’s book. As parents and makers ourselves we know exactly what Mark is referring to in regards to all the text based books out there. This book is perfect for the beginner, the educator, schools, groups, or makerspaces, and anyone who has an Arduino. If you are advanced Arduino user, you should have this in your library for when that new maker asks how to get started. Books ship from the USA.
The book is a handy A5 in size featuring 188 full colour pages. It is professionally printed in the UK, bound and sealed with a gloss finish on each page. The content includes 45 projects to make with images, schematics, code and ideas for how to use the circuit in other projects. The average weight of the paper used is 130gms with the cover a sturdy 300gms.
Mark’s Website is here: http://arduinohandbook.wordpress.com/
This book is great for SCHOOLS, LIBRARIES, BOY SCOUTS, GIRL SCOUTS, 4H,MAKER SPACES or just individual MAKERS. Ideal for someone thinking about starting with the Arduino™ or equally valuable for the experienced maker as a visual reference and inspiration.
We have volume pricing for groups. Please contact us for more information. We can also arrange workshops around the projects in the handbook.
In the upcoming weeks we will have a ready to go kit of components for the book. If you have a group we can supply discounted component pricing.
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