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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Introduction

    1. Intended Audience

    2. What Is Physical Computing?

  2. Chapter 2 The Arduino Way

    1. Prototyping

    2. Tinkering

    3. Patching

    4. Circuit Bending

    5. Keyboard Hacks

    6. We Love Junk!

    7. Hacking Toys

    8. Collaboration

  3. Chapter 3 The Arduino Platform

    1. The Arduino Hardware

    2. The Software (IDE)

    3. Installing Arduino on Your Computer

    4. Installing Drivers: Macintosh

    5. Installing Drivers: Windows

    6. Port Identification: Macintosh

    7. Port Identification: Windows

  4. Chapter 4 Really Getting Started with Arduino

    1. Anatomy of an Interactive Device

    2. Sensors and Actuators

    3. Blinking an LED

    4. Pass Me the Parmesan

    5. Arduino Is Not for Quitters

    6. Real Tinkerers Write Comments

    7. The Code, Step by Step

    8. What We Will Be Building

    9. What Is Electricity?

    10. Using a Pushbutton to Control the LED

    11. How Does This Work?

    12. One Circuit, A Thousand Behaviours

  5. Chapter 5 Advanced Input and Output

    1. Trying Out Other On/Off Sensors

    2. Controlling Light with PWM

    3. Use a Light Sensor Instead of the Pushbutton

    4. Analog Input

    5. Try Other Analogue Sensors

    6. Serial Communication

    7. Driving Bigger Loads (Motors, Lamps, and the Like)

    8. Complex Sensors

  6. Chapter 6 Talking to the Cloud

    1. Planning

    2. Coding

    3. Assembling the Circuit

    4. Here’s How to Assemble It

  7. Chapter 7 Troubleshooting

    1. Testing the Board

    2. Testing Your Breadboarded Circuit

    3. Isolating Problems

    4. Problems with the IDE

    5. How to Get Help Online

  1. Appendix The Breadboard

  2. Appendix Reading Resistors and Capacitors

  3. Appendix Arduino Quick Reference

    1. Structure

    2. Special Symbols

    3. Constants

    4. Variables

    5. Control Structures

    6. Arithmetic and Formulas

    7. Comparison Operators

    8. Boolean Operators

    9. Compound Operators

    10. Input and Output Functions

    11. Time Functions

    12. Math Functions

    13. Random Number Functions

    14. Serial Communication

  4. Appendix Reading Schematic Diagrams