San Francisco, CA (June 30, 2016) — The Arduino is a wildly popular, low-cost, and easy-to-use microcontroller that opens up a world of possibilities for building with electronics. It’s a great hands-on way to learn about the magic of electronics, and it’s caught the STEM wave, big time.
Arduino Project Handbook (No Starch Press, $24.95, 272 pp., July 2016) is a beautiful collection of 25 step-by-step projects anyone can build with the Arduino. Clear instructions, full-color images, simple circuit diagrams, and the complete code make it easy for even the newest maker to build fun projects right away.
Author Mark Geddes, a lifelong tinkerer and gadget enthusiast, originally wrote this book to teach his kid the joys of electronics and microcontrollers without having to wade through a hundred pages of theory first. “Too many books require prior knowledge of the Arduino, electronics, or coding,” Geddes says. “I’ve taken things back to the basics. These projects are fun, interesting, and quick to pick up, while still keeping it practical.”
Arduino Project Handbook is for anyone who wants to build interesting things with the Arduino right away, regardless of their experience level. The book’s projects progress in difficulty and include:
- A Simon-style arcade memory game
- A fortune-telling 8-ball simulator
- A laser trip wire alarm
- An electromagnetic card entry system
- A rainbow light display and disco strobe lights
- A music maker
Arduino Project Handbook gives people a way to start making fun stuff and playing with hardware, without the fuss. As No Starch Press founder Bill Pollock says, “With Arduino, the potential for learning about electronics is huge. Our challenge is to figure out the best way to teach.”
Arduino Project Handbook will be in fine bookstores everywhere this July.
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About the Author
Mark Geddes is a lifelong tinkerer and gadget enthusiast. Frustrated with the lack of practical, visual guides to help him teach his 10-year-old how to build with the Arduino, he set out to record his own experiments, and Arduino Project Handbook is the result. Geddes has a bachelor’s degree from Edinburgh College of Art. He lives in Dumfries, Scotland.
Arduino Project Handbook
Publisher: No Starch Press
Author: Mark Geddes
Print ISBN: 978-1-59327-690-4
Publication Date: July 2016
Specs: 272 pp., 4C
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