fbpx Arduino Playground: Geeky Projects for the Experienced Maker | Andrews..
Try LightSail for FREE for up to 7 kids! Instant access to thousands of books. Sign-up
Try LightSail for FREE for up to 7 kids! Instant access to thousands of books. Sign-up
Sign up for our literacy platform for free for reading at home

Arduino Playground: Geeky Projects for the Experienced Maker

Authors: Andrews, Warren
Publisher: No Starch Press
BISAC/Subject: TEC008000, TEC008010, TEC008060
ISBN: 9781593277857, Related ISBNs: 159327744X, 1593277857, 9781593277444, 9781593277857
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 344,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: You’ve mastered the basics, conquered the soldering iron, and programmed a robot or two; now you’ve got a set of skills and tools to take your Arduino exploits further. But what do you do once you’ve exhausted your to-build list?

Arduino Playground will show you how to keep your hardware hands busy with a variety of intermediate builds, both practical and just-for-fun. Advance your engineering and electronics know-how as you work your way through these 10 complex projects:
–A reaction-time game that leverages the Arduino’s real-time capabilities
–A tool for etching your own printed circuit boards
–A regulated, variable-voltage power supply
–A kinetic wristwatch winder decked out with LEDs
–A garage parking assistant that blinks when your vehicle is perfectly parked
–A practical and colorful pH meter
–A ballistic chronograph that can measure the muzzle velocity of BB, Airsoft, and pellet guns
–A battery saver that prevents accidental discharge
–A square-wave generator
–A thermometer that tells the temperature using a sequence of colored LEDs

Each project begins with a list of required tools and components, followed by the instructions, full sketch, and circuit board templates for the build, as well as directions for building a permanent enclosure. You’ll even find the author’s design notes, which are sure to provide inspiration for your own inventions.

Gather your parts, break out the soldering iron, and get ready to take your Arduino skills to the next level with Arduino Playground.

Uses the Arduino Nano and Pro Mini boards.
Sign up for our literacy platform for reading at home

LightSail includes up to 6,000 high interest, Lexile aligned book titles with every student subscription. Other titles are available for individual purchase.

Watch the power of

Lightsail in action

×

SUPPORT GROWING READERS

Immediately Engage Students
Immediately Engage Students
Simple intuitive design has classrooms reading within minutes.
Exponentially Grow Reading Time
Exponentially Grow Reading Time
Students love the LightSail experience and naturally spend more time reading.
Accelerate Literacy Development
Accelerate Literacy Development
Students reading 25 minutes a day on LightSail are seeing 2+ years of Lexile growth in a single year.

LightSail Education is a comprehensive Lexile and standards-aligned, literacy platform and digital e-book library. Including multimodal learning functionality and featuring books from leading publishers, LightSail holistically assesses and nurtures each student on their reading and writing-to-learn journey, throughout elementary, middle, and high school.

*LightSail offers a 2,000 or a 6,000 title bundle with its student subscriptions. Other titles are available for individual purchase.