Beginning Arduino by Michael McRoberts

By Michael McRoberts

In Beginning Arduino, you are going to research all concerning the renowned Arduino microcontroller via operating your manner via an grand set of fifty cool initiatives. you will development from an entire newbie relating to Arduino programming and electronics wisdom to intermediate abilities and the arrogance to create your personal notable Arduino initiatives. completely no event in programming or electronics required!

instead of requiring you to battle through pages of concept earlier than you begin making issues, this e-book has a hands-on process. you'll dive into making tasks correct from the beginning, studying find out how to use numerous digital elements and the way to application the Arduino to regulate or speak with these components.

each one venture is designed to construct upon the information discovered in prior tasks and to additional your wisdom in programming in addition to talents with electronics. via the top of the booklet it is possible for you to create your individual tasks with a bit of luck and with creativity.

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LIGHT 'EM UP II flash the ped green for (int x=Oj x<10j x++) { digitalWrite(pedGreen, HIGH)j delay(250)j digitalWrite(pedGreen, LOW)j delay(250)j } II turn ped red on digitalWrite(pedRed, HIGH)j delay( 500) j digitalWrite(carVellow, HIGH)j II yellow on digitalWrite(carRed, LOW)j II red off delay(1000)j digitalWrite(carGreen, HIGH)j digitalWrite(carVellow, LOW)j II yellow off II record the time since last change of lights changeTime = millis()j II then return to the main program loop } Project 4 - Code Overview You will understand and recognize most of the code in this project from previous projects.

Listing 2-1. Code for Project 1 II Project 1 - LED Flasher int ledPin = 10j void setup() { pinMode(ledPin, OUTPUT)j } void Loop() { digitaIWrite(ledPin, HIGH)j delay(1000)j digitaIWrite(ledPin, LOW)j delay(1000)j } Press the Verify/Compile button at the top of the IDE to make sure there are no errors in your code. If this is successful, click the Upload button to upload the code to your Arduino. If you have done everything right, you should now see the red LED on the breadboard flashing on and off every second.

Similarly, the Arduino will not receive any data sent unless you have coded it to do so. Finally, the black area is where your serial data will be displayed. In the image above, the Arduino is running the ASCIITable sketch (from the Communications example). This program outputs ASCII characters from the Arduino via serial (the USBcable) to the PC where the serial monitor then displays them. To start the serial monitor, press the Serial Monitor button. To stop it, press the Stop button. On a Mac or in Linux, the Arduino board will reset itself (rerun the code from the beginning) when you click the Serial Monitor button.

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