Arduino Cookbook, 2nd Edition
Recipes to Begin, Expand, and Enhance Your Projects
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: December 2011
Pages: 724

Want to create devices that interact with the physical world? This cookbook is perfect for anyone who wants to experiment with the popular Arduino microcontroller and programming environment. You’ll find more than 200 tips and techniques for building a variety of objects and prototypes such as toys, detectors, robots, and interactive clothing that can sense and respond to touch, sound, position, heat, and light.

You don’t need to have mastered Arduino or programming to get started. Updated for the Arduino 1.0 release, the recipes in this second edition include practical examples and guidance to help you begin, expand, and enhance your projects right away—whether you’re an artist, designer, hobbyist, student, or engineer.

  • Get up to speed on the Arduino board and essential software concepts quickly
  • Learn basic techniques for reading digital and analog signals
  • Use Arduino with a variety of popular input devices and sensors
  • Drive visual displays, generate sound, and control several types of motors
  • Interact with devices that use remote controls, including TVs and appliances
  • Learn techniques for handling time delays and time measurement
  • Apply advanced coding and memory handling techniques
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4.1

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  • Helpful examples (8)
  • Concise (6)
  • Easy to understand (6)
  • Well-written (6)
  • Accurate (5)

Cons

  • Difficult to understand (3)

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  • Student (6)
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3.0

tough to find particular subjects

By jim

from Freeport, IL

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Pros

    Cons

    • Difficult to understand
    • Not comprehensive enough

    Best Uses

      Comments about oreilly Arduino Cookbook, 2nd Edition:

      I can't get some of the sketches to work.

      I applied for an update and if I received it I can't identify what the update is. I sent an email asking what the update is and I never received an answer.

      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      the codes have too many mistakes

      By uncle joey

      from selden, n.y.

      Pros

        Cons

        • Difficult to understand
        • Not comprehensive enough
        • Too many errors

        Best Uses

        • Novice

        Comments about oreilly Arduino Cookbook, 2nd Edition:

        on page 256, pinMode(ledPins[led], OUTPUT);
        gives - name lookup of 'led' changed for 'ISO' scoping [- f permissive] ????????

        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        very dificult for a beginner to understand

        By uncle joey

        from selden n.y. 11784

        About Me Beginner

        Pros

        • Not For A Beginner
        • Very Hard To Understand F

        Cons

        • Difficult to understand
        • Too many errors
        • Too Technical

        Best Uses

        • Beginner
        • Novice

        Comments about oreilly Arduino Cookbook, 2nd Edition:

        there are too many mistakes in this book. I would
        not recommend this book to anyone. I'm sorry I bought it. The code on page 366 liquid crystal
        (12, 11, 5, 4, 3, 2, ) says expected primary- expression before ) token. what do I do ?????????.
        there is no explanation. there should be.

         
        5.0

        great arduino guide

        By dmytro

        from Ukraine

        Pros

        • Easy to understand
        • Helpful examples
        • Well-written

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Student

          Comments about oreilly Arduino Cookbook, 2nd Edition:

          This is a great arduino guide book, which is written simple language with good samples which you can use with real projects.

           
          4.0

          Excellent book

          By mm

          from Canada

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          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Concise
          • Helpful examples
          • Well-written

          Cons

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            • Student

            Comments about oreilly Arduino Cookbook, 2nd Edition:

            This is an excellent book for anyone with a basic knowledge of Arduino who is looking to do more challenging projects.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent all round textbook

            By Phil_S

            from Southern UK

            About Me Applicator Not Academic, Maker, Technologist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Downloadable Code

            Cons

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                Comments about oreilly Arduino Cookbook, 2nd Edition:

                Very readable, knowledgeable author, full of very useful code examples from simple to complex. Used the paper copy in conjunction with the PDF upgrade copy to allow full editing of text and code as well as bedtime reading. This book takes beginners and experienced Arduino users through all aspects of hardware and software. An essential if you want to turn an idea into practice. Every example is followed by a full discussion, essential for in depth understanding and further reading. Thoroughly and unreservedly recommend.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                great

                By adam

                from UK

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                Comments about oreilly Arduino Cookbook, 2nd Edition:

                this is a great book, really clear guide to arduino, well graded exercises and lots of useful info.

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Best by far!

                By Robert

                from Perth, Australia

                Pros

                • Accurate
                • Concise
                • Easy to understand
                • Helpful examples
                • Well-written

                Cons

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                  • Student

                  Comments about oreilly Arduino Cookbook, 2nd Edition:

                  This book makes other arduino books seem like tash. It is the best written text book I have ever seen!

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Exploring Arduino

                  By wiske57

                  from Biloxi, MS

                  About Me Hobbyist, Non-professional

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Accurate
                  • Easy to understand
                  • Helpful examples

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Intermediate
                    • Novice

                    Comments about oreilly Arduino Cookbook, 2nd Edition:

                    Weather you read it from cover to cover or jump to an interesting project you will find the information needed to learn all the Arduino is capable of. Provides the needed background for beginners while building up to more advanced projects as you learn. Anyone already having experience with the Arduino will also find advanced projects and code that may be incorporated into a project you want to build. Well written and easy to understand examples will get your project up and running quickly while providing the background to understand the code it runs.

                    (14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Nice infomation storehouse for Arduino

                    By Carpenterbee

                    from Down East

                    About Me Designer, Maker

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Concise
                    • Easy to understand
                    • Helpful examples
                    • Well-written

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Intermediate
                      • Novice
                      • Student

                      Comments about oreilly Arduino Cookbook, 2nd Edition:

                      I use this book to learn about techniques that I don't already know about designing with the Arduino micro-controller. It is a pretty complete reference for those who are just starting out. About my only dislike is that there appears to be no way to copy examples out of the book via computer. So far I've had to type them all in. Maybe I missed the URL for this...... or........ maybe you have to expend additional monies and purchase the eBook version. I'm not even sure you could do it then.

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