Practical Arduino: Cool Projects for Open Source Hardware (Paperback)

Jonathan Oxer, Hugh Blemings



Create your own Arduino-based designs, gain in-depth knowledge of the architecture of Arduino, and learn the user-friendly Arduino language all in the context of practical projects that you can build yourself at home. Get hands-on experience using a variety of projects and recipes for everything from home automation to test equipment.

Arduino has taken off as an incredibly popular building block among ubicomp (ubiquitous computing) enthusiasts, robotics hobbyists, and DIY home automation developers. Authors Jonathan Oxer and Hugh Blemings provide detailed instructions for building a wide range of both practical and fun Arduino-related projects, covering areas such as hobbies, automotive, communications, home automation, and instrumentation.

  • Take Arduino beyond "blink" to a wide variety of projects from simple to challenging
  • Hands-on recipes for everything from home automation to interfacing with your car engine management system
  • Explanations of techniques and references to handy resources for ubiquitous computing projects

Supplementary material includes a circuit schematic reference, introductions to a range of electronic engineering principles and general hints & tips. These combine with the projects themselves to make Practical Arduino: Cool Projects for Open Source Hardware an invaluable reference for Arduino users of all levels. You'll learn a wide variety of techniques that can be applied to your own projects.

What you'll learn

  • Communication with serial devices including RFID readers, temperature sensors, and GPS modules
  • Connecting Arduino to Ethernet and WiFi networks
  • Adding synthesized speech to Arduino
  • Linking Arduino to web services
  • Decoding data streams from commercial wireless devices
  • How to make DIY prototyping shields for only a couple of dollars

Who is this book for?

This book is for hobbyists and developers interested in physical computing using a low-cost, easy-to-learn platform.



Arduino已成為ubicomp(普遍計算)愛好者、機器人愛好者和DIY家庭自動化開發人員中非常受歡迎的構建模塊。作者Jonathan Oxer和Hugh Blemings提供了詳細的建造各種實用和有趣的Arduino相關項目的指導,涵蓋的領域包括愛好、汽車、通信、家庭自動化和儀器。

  • 將Arduino從“閃爍”擴展到各種從簡單到具有挑戰性的項目

  • 從家庭自動化到與汽車引擎管理系統進行接口的實踐配方

  • 解釋普遍計算項目的技術和有用資源的參考



  • 與串行設備通信,包括RFID讀卡器、溫度傳感器和GPS模塊

  • 將Arduino連接到以太網和WiFi網絡

  • 為Arduino添加合成語音

  • 將Arduino連接到Web服務

  • 解碼商業無線設備的數據流

  • 如何僅花費幾美元製作DIY原型板