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Getting Started with Sensors

Getting Started with Sensors Author Kimmo Karvinen
ISBN-10 9781449367046
Release 2014-08-14
Pages 140
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To build electronic projects that can sense the physical world, you need to build circuits based around sensors: electronic components that react to physical phenomena by sending an electrical signal. Even with only basic electronic components, you can build useful and educational sensor projects. But if you incorporate Arduino or Raspberry Pi into your project, you can build much more sophisticated projects that can react in interesting ways and even connect to the Internet. This book starts by teaching you the basic electronic circuits to read and react to a sensor. It then goes on to show how to use Arduino to develop sensor systems, and wraps up by teaching you how to build sensor projects with the Linux-powered Raspberry Pi.



Make Getting Started with Sensors

Make  Getting Started with Sensors Author Kimmo Karvinen
ISBN-10 1449367089
Release 2014-08-24
Pages 125
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Features twenty sensor-based projects, from basic sensors to those that use either Arduino or Raspberry Pi, including a buzzer volume control, a photoresistor to measure light, and an adjustable infrared switch.



Getting Started With Raspberry Pi

Getting Started With Raspberry Pi Author Shawn Wallace
ISBN-10 9781680452426
Release 2016-07-06
Pages 206
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The Raspberry Pi is a credit card-sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It is a capable little computer which can be used in electronics projects, and for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word processing, browsing the internet, and playing games. It also plays high-definition video. This book takes you step-by-step through many fun and educational possibilities. Take advantage of several preloaded programming languages. Use the Raspberry Pi with Arduino. Create Internet-connected projects. Play with multimedia. With Raspberry Pi, you can do all of this and more.



Make Sensors

Make  Sensors Author Tero Karvinen
ISBN-10 1449368107
Release 2014
Pages 377
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Features over fifty sensor-based projects that use either Arduino or Raspberry Pi, including a personal breathalyzer and alcohol sensor, an e-mail smoke alarm, and a graphical sound visualizer.



A Hands On Course in Sensors Using the Arduino and Raspberry Pi

A Hands On Course in Sensors Using the Arduino and Raspberry Pi Author Volker Ziemann
ISBN-10 9781351188296
Release 2018-02-19
Pages 258
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A Hands-On Course in Sensors using the Arduino and Raspberry Pi is the first book to give a practical and wide-ranging account of how to interface sensors and actuators with micro-controllers, Raspberry Pi and other control systems. The author describes the progression of raw signals through conditioning stages, digitization, data storage and presentation. The collection, processing, and understanding of sensor data plays a central role in industrial and scientific activities. This book builds simplified models of large industrial or scientific installations that contain hardware and other building blocks, including services for databases, web servers, control systems, and messaging brokers. A range of case studies are included within the book, including a weather station, geophones, a water-colour monitor, capacitance measurement, the profile of laser beam, and a remote-controlled and fire-seeking robot This book is suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate students taking hands-on laboratory courses in physics and engineering. Hobbyists in robotics clubs and other enthusiasts will also find this book of interest.



Getting Started with the Internet of Things

Getting Started with the Internet of Things Author Cuno Pfister
ISBN-10 9781449393571
Release 2011-05-24
Pages 176
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What is the Internet of Things? It's billions of embedded computers, sensors, and actuators all connected online. If you have basic programming skills, you can use these powerful little devices to create a variety of useful systems—such as a device that waters plants when the soil becomes dry. This hands-on guide shows you how to start building your own fun and fascinating projects. Learn to program embedded devices using the .NET Micro Framework and the Netduino Plus board. Then connect your devices to the Internet with Pachube, a cloud platform for sharing real-time sensor data. All you need is a Netduino Plus, a USB cable, a couple of sensors, an Ethernet connection to the Internet—and your imagination. Develop programs with simple outputs (actuators) and inputs (sensors) Learn about the Internet of Things and the Web of Things Build client programs that push sensor readings from a device to a web service Create server programs that allow you to control a device over the Web Get the .NET classes and methods needed to implement all of the book's examples



Make Sensors

Make  Sensors Author Tero Karvinen
ISBN-10 9781449368067
Release 2014-05-06
Pages 400
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Make: Sensors is the definitive introduction and guide to the sometimes-tricky world of using sensors to monitor the physical world. With dozens of projects and experiments for you to build, this book shows you how to build sensor projects with both Arduino and Raspberry Pi. Use Arduino when you need a low-power, low-complexity brain for your sensor, and choose Raspberry Pi when you need to perform additional processing using the Linux operating system running on that device.You'll learn about touch sensors, light sensors, accelerometers, gyroscopes, magnetic sensors, as well as temperature, humidity, and gas sensors.



Raspberry Pi Cookbook

Raspberry Pi Cookbook Author Simon Monk
ISBN-10 9781491939055
Release 2016-05-18
Pages 510
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With millions of new users and several new models, the Raspberry Pi ecosystem continues to expand—along with a lot of new questions about the Pi’s capabilities. The second edition of this popular cookbook provides more than 240 hands-on recipes for running this tiny low-cost computer with Linux, programming it with Python, and hooking up sensors, motors, and other hardware—including Arduino and the Internet of Things. Prolific hacker and author Simon Monk also teaches basic principles to help you use new technologies with Raspberry Pi as its ecosystem continues to develop. This cookbook is ideal for programmers and hobbyists familiar with the Pi through resources, including Getting Started with Raspberry Pi (O’Reilly). Python and other code examples from the book are available on GitHub. Set up your Raspberry Pi and connect to a network Work with its Linux-based operating system Program Raspberry Pi with Python Give your Pi "eyes" with computer vision Control hardware through the GPIO connector Use Raspberry Pi to run different types of motors Work with switches, keypads, and other digital inputs Use sensors to measure temperature, light, and distance Connect to IoT devices in various ways Create dynamic projects with Arduino



Getting Started with RFID

Getting Started with RFID Author Tom Igoe
ISBN-10 9781449324148
Release 2012-03-09
Pages 44
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If you want to experiment with radio frequency identification (RFID), this book is the perfect place to start. All you need is some experience with Arduino and Processing, the ability to connect basic circuits on a breadboard with jumper wire—and you’re good to go. You’ll be guided through three hands-on projects that let you experience RFID in action. RFID is used in various applications, such as identifying store items or accessing a toll road with an EZPass system. After you build each of the book’s projects in succession, you’ll have the knowledge to pursue RFID applications of your own. Use Processing to get a sense of how RFID readers behave Connect Arduino to an RFID reader and discover how to use RFID tags as keys Automate your office or home, using RFID to turn on systems when you’re present, and turn them off when you leave Get a complete list of materials you need, along with code samples and helpful illustrations Tackle each project with easy-to-follow explanations of how the code works



Beginning Arduino

Beginning Arduino Author Michael McRoberts
ISBN-10 9781430250173
Release 2013-09-30
Pages 424
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Want to light up a display? Control a touch screen? Program a robot? The Arduino is a microcontroller board that can help you do all of these things, plus nearly anything you can dream up. Even better, it's inexpensive and, with the help of Beginning Arduino, Second Edition, easy to learn. In Beginning Arduino, Second Edition, you will learn all about the popular Arduino by working your way through a set of 50 cool projects. You'll progress from a complete Arduino beginner to intermediate Arduino and electronic skills and the confidence to create your own amazing projects. You'll also learn about the newest Arduino boards like the Uno and the Leonardo along the way. Absolutely no experience in programming or electronics required! Each project is designed to build upon the knowledge learned in earlier projects and to further your knowledge of Arduino programming and electronics. By the end of the book you will be able to create your own projects confidently and with creativity. You'll learn about: Controlling LEDs Displaying text and graphics on LCD displays Making a line-following robot Using digital pressure sensors Reading and writing data to SD cards Connecting your Arduino to the Internet This book is for electronics enthusiasts who are new to the Arduino as well as artists and hobbyists who want to learn this very popular platform for physical computing and electronic art. Please note: The print version of this title is black and white; the eBook is full color. The color fritzing diagrams are available in the source code downloads on http://www.apress.com/9781430250166



Make Action

Make  Action Author Simon Monk
ISBN-10 9781457187759
Release 2016-02-04
Pages 360
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Beginning with the basics and moving gradually to greater challenges, this book takes you step-by-step through experiments and projects that show you how to make your Arduino or Raspberry Pi create and control movement, light, and sound. In other words: action! The Arduino is a simple microcontroller with an easy-to-learn programming environment, while the Raspberry Pi is a tiny Linux-based computer. This book clearly explains the differences between the Arduino and Raspberry Pi, when to use them, and to which purposes each are best suited. Using these widely available and inexpensive platforms, you'll learn to control LEDs, motors of various types, solenoids, AC (alternating current) devices, heaters, coolers, displays, and sound. You'll even discover how to monitor and control these devices over the Internet. Working with solderless breadboards, you'll get up and running quickly, learning how to make projects that are as fun as they are informative. In Make: Action, you'll learn to: Build a can crusher using a linear actuator with your Arduino Have an Arduino water your plants Build a personal traffic signal using LEDs Make a random balloon popper with Arduino Cool down your beverages with a thermostatic drink cooler you build yourself Understand and use the PID control algorithm Use Raspberry Pi to create a puppet dance party that moves to your tweets!



Making Things See

Making Things See Author Greg Borenstein
ISBN-10 9781449307073
Release 2012-01-27
Pages 416
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A guide to creating computer applications using Microsoft Kinect features instructions on using the device with different operating systems, using 3D scanning technology, and building robot arms, all using open source programming language.



Make Arduino Bots and Gadgets

Make  Arduino Bots and Gadgets Author Kimmo Karvinen
ISBN-10 9781449389710
Release 2011-03-24
Pages 278
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Provides information on creating a variety of gadgets and controllers using Arduino.



Programming the Raspberry Pi Getting Started with Python

Programming the Raspberry Pi  Getting Started with Python Author Simon Monk
ISBN-10 9780071807845
Release 2012-11-23
Pages 192
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Program your own Raspberry Pi projects Create innovative programs and fun games on your tiny yet powerful Raspberry Pi. In this book, electronics guru Simon Monk explains the basics of Raspberry Pi application development, while providing hands-on examples and ready-to-use scripts. See how to set up hardware and software, write and debug applications, create user-friendly interfaces, and control external electronics. Do-it-yourself projects include a hangman game, an LED clock, and a software-controlled roving robot. Boot up and configure your Raspberry Pi Navigate files, folders, and menus Create Python programs using the IDLE editor Work with strings, lists, and functions Use and write your own libraries, modules, and classes Add Web features to your programs Develop interactive games with Pygame Interface with devices through the GPIO port Build a Raspberry Pi Robot and LED Clock Build professional-quality GUIs using Tkinter



Raspberry Pi Sensors

Raspberry Pi Sensors Author Rushi Gajjar
ISBN-10 9781784392123
Release 2015-04-29
Pages 192
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This book is perfect for hardware enthusiasts who want to develop amazing projects using Raspberry Pi. Some knowledge and experience working with Linux, C, and Python is a plus, but once you're set up to go, you'll be ready to push the creative capabilities of your Raspberry Pi even further.



Making Things Talk

Making Things Talk Author Tom Igoe
ISBN-10 9780596510510
Release 2007-09-28
Pages 426
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Provides instructions for building a variety of projects that are able to communicate with one another, including a video game controlled by a stuffed monkey and a battery powered GPS that reports its location over Bluetooth.



Basic Arduino Projects

Basic Arduino Projects Author Don Wilcher
ISBN-10 9781449360627
Release 2014-02-10
Pages 260
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This companion book to MakerShed's Ultimate Arduino Microcontroller Pack provides 26 clearly explained projects that you can build with this top-selling kit right away--including multicolor flashing lights, timers, tools for testing circuits, sound effects, motor control, and sensor devices. With the Ultimate Arduino Microcontroller Pack, you'll find everything from common components such as resistors and capacitors to specialized sensors and actuators like force-sensing resistors and motors. The kit also features the Arduino Uno Microcontroller and a MakerShield, the definitive prototyping shield for Arduino. Build 26 cool mini Arduino projects and gadgets Work on projects that are both instructive and have practical application Get circuit diagrams and detailed instructions for building each project Understand circuit design and simulation with easy-to-use tools