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  Building Wireless Sensor Networks (bok)
Create distributed sensor systems and intelligent interactive devices using the ZigBee wireless networking protocol and XBee radios. By the time you're halfway through this fast-paced, hands-on guide, you'll have built a series of useful projects, including a complete ZigBee wireless network that delivers remotely sensed data. This resource- and reference-packed book is perfect for inventors, hackers, crafters, students, hobbyists, and scientists. Info: Paperback: 320 pages Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (December 24, 2010) Language: English ISBN-10: 0596807732 ISBN-13: 978-0596807733 Product Dimensions: 9 x 7 x 0.8 inches
262.03
  Make: Arduino Bots and Gadgets (bok)
Want to build your own robots, turn your ideas into prototypes, or control devices with a computer? It's a snap with this book and the Arduino open source electronic prototyping platform. Get started with six fun projects and achieve impressive results quickly. You'll gain the know-how and experience you need to invent your own gadgets. With Arduino, building your own embedded gadgets is easy, even for beginners. This book will teach you the basics of embedded systems and help you build your first gadget in just a few days. Each learn-as-you-build project that follows will add to your knowledge and skills. Features: Experiment with Arduino Build robots and electronic projects with easy-to-follow instructions Turn your ideas into working physical prototypes Use Android phones as remote controls in your projects
299.00
  Arduino Cookbook
Create your own toys, remote controllers, alarms, detectors, robots, and many other projects with the Arduino development board. This simple microcontroller lets artists and designers build a variety of amazing objects and prototypes that interact with the physical world. With this cookbook you can dive right in and experiment with more than a hundred tips and techniques, no matter what your skill level is. The recipes in this book provide solutions for most common problems and questions Arduino users have, including everything from programming fundamentals to working with sensors, motors, lights, and sound, or communicating over wired and wireless networks. You'll find the examples and advice you need to begin, expand, and enhance your projects right away. Features: Get to know the Arduino development environment Understand the core elements of the Arduino programming language Use common output devices for light, motion, and sound Interact with almost any device that has a remote control Learn techniques for handling time delays and time measurement Use simple ways to transfer digital information from sensors to the Arduino device Create complex projects that incorporate shields and external modules Use and modify existing Arduino libraries, and learn how to create your own
338.35
  Robot Builders Bonanza
Have fun while learning how to design, construct, and use small robots! This richly illustrated guide offers everything you need to know to construct sophisticated, fully autonomous robots that can be programmed from your computer. Fully updated with the latest technologies and techniques, Robot Builders Bonanza, Fourth Edition includes step-by-step plans that take you from building basic motorized platforms to giving the machine a brain--and teaching it to walk, talk, and obey commands. This robot builders paradise is packed with more than 100 affordable projects, including 10 completely new robot designs. The projects are modular and can be combined to create a variety of highly intelligent and workable robots of all shapes and sizes. Mix and match the projects to develop your own unique creations. The only limit is your imagination!
211.15
  Arduino + Android Projects for the Evil Genius
TEAM ARDUINO UP WITH ANDROID FOR SOME MISCHIEVOUS FUN! Filled with practical, do-it-yourself gadgets, Arduino + Android Projects for the Evil Genius shows you how to create Arduino devices and control them with Android smartphones and tablets. Easy-to-find equipment and components are used for all the projects in the book. This wickedly inventive guide covers the Android Open Application Development Kit (ADK) and USB interface and explains how to use them with the basic Arduino platform. Methods of communication between Android and Arduino that don't require the ADK--including sound, Bluetooth, and WiFi/Ethernet are also discussed. An Arduino ADK programming tutorial helps you get started right away. Arduino + Android Projects for the Evil Genius: Contains step-by-step instructions and helpful illustrations Provides tips for customizing the projects Covers the underlying principles behind the projects Removes the frustration factor--all required parts are listed Provides all source code on the book's website Build these and other devious devices: Bluetooth robot Android Geiger counter Android-controlled light show TV remote Temperature logger Ultrasonic range finder Home automation controller Remote power and lighting control Smart thermostat RFID door lock Signaling flags Delay timer
239.00
  Practical Arduino Engineering
Arduino boards have impressed bothhackers and professional engineers. Whether you're a hobbyist or a professional,it isn't just a breadboard and a hazy idea that keeps you going. It's essential to institute a proper design, device instrumentation and, indeed, test your project thoroughly before committing to a particular prototype. Practical Arduino Engineering begins by outlining the engineering process, from the basicrequirements andpreliminary design to prototyping and testing. Each and every chapter exemplifies this process anddemonstrates howyoucan profit from the implementationsolid engineering principlesregardless of whether you just play in your basement or you want to publicize and sell your devices. Arduino is a brilliant prototyping platform that allows users to test and iterate design ideas. Imitation by other Arduino makers, hackers and engineers oftenproves your design's popularity. Practical Arduino Engineeringwill teachyou to follow the engineering processcarefully; over time, you will be able to review and improve this process, and even extend its scope. Practical Arduino Engineering is notpurely theoretical. In addition, you'll learn the process of hardware engineering as applicable to Arduino projects, and the importance of the process in each and every projectpresented in this book. To set the stage, Practical Arduino Engineering begins by reviewing the Arduino software landscape,then shows howto set upan Arduino project for testing. Even if you already know your compiler toolchain and the basics of Arduino programming, this refresher course can helpfill inthe gaps andexplain whyyour compiler mayspit out certain error messages. Practical Arduino Engineering then gradually builds up the engineering process, from single devices like LCDs, potentiometers and GPS modules, to the integration of several modules into larger projects, such as a wireless temperature measurement system, and ultimatelyan entire robot. The engineering projects become progressively more challenging throughout the first 4 engineering chapters. Next, you'll proceed with simple steps towards the first intelligent part of a robot:the object detector. You'll find yourself teaching your robot how to avoid very hot objects or insurmountable obstacles. The basic design requirements for a complete robot and, indeed, the detailed design and prototyping for robots can be extremely tricky, which is why engineering discipline is invaluable. Practical Arduino Engineering thenenters the world of domestic engineering by introducing home alarm systemsnot quite as simple as they seem. A solid, robust system can only be built by following the engineering processdetailed inprevious chapters, and this section reinforces that process. You'll thentake a step further in your Arduino engineering process: instrumentat...
399.01
  PIC Projects for Non-Programmers
John Iovine has created his next masterwork with PIC Projects for Non-Programmers. Engineers and hobbyists new to the PIC who want to create something today will find a valuable resource in this book. By working through the accessible projects in this book, readers will use a symbolic compiler that allows them to create 'code' via flowcharts immediately, getting their projects up and running quickly! The ability to create applications with the PIC from day one makes this a real page turner and a highly satisfying introduction to microcontrollers for both novices and readers who need to build their skills. The Flowcode 4 software is available on a companion website free of charge. * Gets readers up and running fast with a quick review of basics and then onto ten tried-and-tested projects * No languages to learn: Simply drag and drop the icons, plug in the settings and the PIC will respond to the commands * Step by step guide to using Flowcode 4.
249.00
  Raspberry Pi IES
The Raspberry Pi is a cheap, programmable credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It?s a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video. The Raspberry Pi foundation wants to see it being used by children all over the world to learn programming. The Raspberry Pi comes in two models: Model A has RAM, one USB port and no Ethernet (network connection) Model B has 256Mb RAM, two USB ports and an Ethernet port Raspberry Pi in easy steps is written to guide anyone new to computer programming, including children and students, through setting up and programming their new Raspberry Pi.
139.00
  Arduino In Action
* Easy to use reference guide * Uses real-world examples * Useful for beginning and advanced users Whether you want to build an autonomous robot, automate your home electronics, or just automatically tweet when the bread is ready, you can do it with Arduino. Arduino is an inexpensive, easy-to-use, open source hardware and software platform. It supports a mind-boggling array of sensors and components that you can use to build nearly anything you can imagine. Arduino in Action is a hands-on guide to prototyping and building electronics using the Arduino platform. Suitable for beginners and advanced users, this easy to follow book begins with the basics and systematically guides you through projects ranging from your first blinking LED through connecting Arduino to devices like game controllers or your iPhone.
329.00
  Arduino For Dummies
The quick, easy way to leap into the fascinating world of physical computing This is no ordinary circuit board. Arduino allows anyone, whether you're an artist, designer, programmer or hobbyist, to learn about and play with electronics. Through this book you learn how to build a variety of circuits that can sense or control things in the real world. Maybe you'll prototype your own product or create a piece of interactive artwork? This book equips you with everything you'll need to build your own Arduino project, but what you make is up to you! If you're ready to bring your ideas into the real world or are curious about the possibilities, this book is for you. * Learn by doing - start building circuits and programming your Arduino with a few easy to follow examples - right away! * Easy does it - work through Arduino sketches line by line in plain English, to learn of how a they work and how to write your own * Solder on! - Only ever used a breadboard in the kitchen? Don't know your soldering iron from a curling iron? No problem, you'll be prototyping in no time * Kitted out - discover new and interesting hardware to make your Arduino into anything from a mobile phone to a geiger counter! * Become an Arduino savant - learn all about functions, arrays, libraries, shields and other tools of the trade to take your Arduino project to the next level. * Get social - teach your Arduino to communicate with software running on a computer to link the physical world with the virtual world
199.00
  Arduino Kinect Projects
If you've done some Arduino tinkering and wondered how you could incorporate the Kinect or the other way around, then this book is for you. The authors of Arduino and Kinect Projects will show you how to create 10 amazing, creative projects, from simple to complex. You'll also find out how to incorporate Processing in your project design, a language very similar to the Arduino language. The ten projects are carefully designed to build on your skills at every step. Starting with the Arduino and Kinect equivalent of "Hello, World," the authors will take you through a diverse range of projects that showcase the huge range of possibilities that open up when Kinect and Arduino are combined. * Gesture-based Remote Control. Control devices and home appliances with hand gestures. * Kinect-networked Puppet. Play with a physical puppet remotely using your whole body. * Mood Lamps. Build your own set of responsive, gesture controllable LED lamps. * Drawing Robot. Control a drawing robot using a Kinect-based tangible table. * Remote-controlled Vehicle. Use your body gestures to control a smart vehicle. * Biometric Station. Use the Kinect for biometric recognition and checking Body Mass Indexes. * 3D Modeling Interface. Learn how to use the Arduino LilyPad to build a wearable 3D modelling interface. * 360º Scanner. Build a turntable scanner and scan any object 360º using only one Kinect. * Delta Robot. Build and control your own fast and accurate parallel robot. What youll learn * Arduino and Kinect basics * Interfacing Kinect and Arduino through Processing * Communicating: Serial and communication over networks * Interacting with the physical world: Sensors and actuators * Volumetric Scanning * Step-by-step instructions on a variety of Arduino/Kinect projects Table of Contents: 1. Arduino Basics 2. Kinect Basics 3. Interfacing Arduino and Kinect through Processing 4. Hello World: LED-me 5. Gesture-based Remote Control 6. Kinect-networked Puppet 7. Mood Lamps 8. Drawing Robot 9. Remote-controlled Vehicles 10. Biometric Station 11. 3D Modeling Interface 12. 360º Scanner 13. Delta Robot
359.00
  Arduino Robot Bonanza
Create high-tech walking, talking, and thinking robots Breathe life into the robots of your dreams without advanced electronics or programming skills. Arduino Robot Bonanza shows you how to build autonomous robots using ordinary tools and common parts. Learn how to wire things up, program your robot's brain, and add your own unique flair. This easy-to-follow, fully illustrated guidestarts with the Teachbot and moves to more complex projects, including the musical TuneBot, the remote-controlled TeleBot, a slithering snakelike 'bot, and a robotic arm with 16 inches of reach! * Get started on the Arduino board and software * Build a microcontroller-based brain * Hook up high-tech sensors and controllers * Write and debug powerful Arduino apps * Navigate by walking, rolling, or slithering * Program your 'bot to react and explore on its own * Add remote control and wireless video * Generate sound effects and synthesized speech * Develop functional robot arms and grippers * Extend plans and add exciting features
229.00