Arduino Project Handbook Vol. 2

Arduino Project Handbook, Vol. 2

25 Simple Electronics Projects for Beginners
by Mark Geddes
August 2017, 272 pp.
Full Color

“It is so good, I sent my copy to a teacher who just started teaching electronics to teenagers.”
Electronics Weekly

This second volume of the ­Arduino Project Handbook delivers 25 more ­beginner-friendly electronics projects. Get up and running with a crash course on the Arduino, and then pick any project that sparks your interest and start making!

Each project includes cost and time estimates, simple instructions, colorful photos and circuit diagrams, a troubleshooting section, and the complete code to bring your build to life. With just the Arduino board and a handful of components, you’ll make gadgets like a rainbow light display, noise-level meter, digital piano, GPS speedo­meter, and fingerprint scanner.

This collection of projects is a fast and fun way to get started with microcontrollers that’s perfect for beginners, hobbyists, parents, and educators.

Requires: Arduino Uno board

Author Bio 

Mark Geddes is a lifelong tinkerer and gadget enthusiast from Dumfries, Scotland. Frustrated with the lack of practical, visual guides to help him teach his ten-year-old how to build with Arduino, he set about recording his own experiments, and Arduino Project Handbook is the result. Geddes has a bachelor's degree from Edinburgh College of Art.

Table of contents 

Part 1: LEDs

Project 1: LED Light Bar
Project 2: Light-Activated Night-Light
Project 3: Seven-Segment LED Countdown Timer
Project 4: LED Scrolling Marquee
Project 5: Mood Light
Project 6: Rainbow Strip Light
Project 7: NeoPixel Compass

Part 2: Sound

Project 8: Arduino Piano
Project 9: Noise Level Meter

Part 3: Motors

Project 10: Old-School Analog Dial
Project 11: Stepper Motor
Project 12: Temperature-Controlled Fan

Part 4: LCDs

Project 13: Ultrasonic Range Finder
Project 14: Digital Thermometer
Project 15: Bomb Defusal Game
Project 16: Serial LCD Introduction
Project 17: People Counter
Project 18: Nokia LCD Pong Game
Project 19: OLED Mini Breathalyzer

Part 5: Security

Project 20: Utrasonic Soaker
Project 21: Finger Printer Scanner

Part 6: Advanced

Project 22: Arduino Robot
Project 23: Internet-controlled LED
Project 24: Bluetooth Voice-controlled LED
Project 25: GPS Speedometer

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“The projects are well-documented, clearly spelled out, and specifications are well done and accurate.”
Greg Laden's Blog

“This book allows users to build experience toward working on more complicated systems with both Arduino and other embedded systems. I would recommend this book to enhance your growing STEM collection in your library.”
Deb Grove, Retired Library Media Specialist, School Library Connection

Praise for the first volume of Arduino Project Handbook:

“Easily the best beginner’s guide out there. Pair with an inexpensive clone-based starter kit, and it’s never been cheaper to join the maker revolution.”

“Beautifully designed.”
Boing Boing