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These quick and simple video tutorials are the perfect way to break into the Arduino space. John Baichtal leads you through the fundamentals in an easy to follow learning path. In no time at all you will become familiar with the Arduino hardware and will learn how to build five easy projects.
Instuctor John Baichtal got his start writing blog posts for Wired's legendary GeekDad blog as well as the DIYer's bible MAKE Magazine. From there he branched out into authoring books about toys, tools, robots, and hobby electronics. He is the co-author of The Cult of Lego (No Starch) and author of Hack This: 24 Incredible Hackerspace Projects from the DIY Movement as well as Basic Robot Building With Lego Mindstorms NXT
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Anatomy of the ArduinoPreview
Downloading & Checking Out the IDE (Libraries)
Plugging in the Arduino as well as launching & uploading a sketch
Tools You Might Need
|Section 1: Simple Sketches|
Examining the Blink Sketch
Using a button, potentiometer, & light sensor to control a LED
Controlling a bicolor LED with a switch
Proximity alarm with a PIR
Controlling a RGB LED module
|Section 2: Programming|
Finding code including example code from IDE & Arduino playground
Learning about Libraries
Comparisons, Variables, & If / Else
Switch / Case, While, & Interrupts
Debugging using the serial monitor
|Section 3: All About Motors|
Exploring Servomotors & how to control them with Arduino
Exploring stepper motors & how to control them with an Arduino
Solenoids & how to control them with an Arduino
Controlling a DC Motor with PWM
Using a motor shield
|Section 4: Examining Sensors|
Hooking up an accelerometer to your Arduino
Using a Color Sensor to gather data
Measuring temperature & humidity with your Arduino
Connecting a hall effect sensor to your Arduino
Setting up an infrared sensor
|Section 5: Projects|
Creating a LED matrix
Building a digital clock
Making an art bot
Building a noisemaker with potentiometers & a light sensor
Connecting Two Arduinos Wirelessly
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