An Arduino might be a tiny computer but it can be used as the foundation for a huge range of projects. In this course, we’ll show you how just some of the projects that are possible with an Arduino. From robotics to secret agent gadgets, we’re pretty confident that this course will get you thinking creatively – and inspire you to create your very own new projects using the Arduino hacking skills you learn.
This course, combines both text and video content – it’s made up of three modules to help organize your learning. In the first module we’ll show you how to build three different Arduino projects. All of these will not only get you up and running with something practical, they’ll also help you better understand how the Arduino works. Find out how to develop a home automation system and even build a robot!
In the second module we’ll go one step further to help you get creative as you learn how to program LEDs with your Arduino. You’ll find out how to build a mood lamp and a remote-controlled TV backlight, before going on to make a sound controlled LED Christmas tree that makes use of sound visualization.
Finally, the third module takes you from stylish design into espionage, as you learn how to create neat secret agent gadgets with your Arduino. Find out how to build an alarm system, a fingerprint sensor, even open a lock with a text message. And that’s not all – but to find out more you’ll have to dive in!
Table of Contents
Module 1: Arduino By Example
Chapter 1: Getting Started with Arduino
Chapter 2: Digital Ruler
Chapter 3: Converting Finger Gestures to Text
Chapter 4: Burglar Alarm – Part 1
Chapter 5: Burglar Alarm – Part 2
Chapter 6: Home Automation – Part 1
Chapter 7: Home Automation – Part 2
Chapter 8: Robot Dog – Part 1
Chapter 9: Robot Dog – Part 2
Chapter 10: Robot Dog – Part 3
Module 2: Arduino BLINK Blueprints
Chapter 1: Project 1 – LED Night Lamp
Chapter 2: Project 2 – Remote Controlled TV Backlight
Chapter 3: Project 3 – LED Cube
Chapter 4: Sound Visualization and LED Christmas Tree
Chapter 5: Persistence of Vision
Chapter 6: Troubleshooting and Advanced Resources
Module 3: Arduino for Secret Agents
Chapter 1: A Simple Alarm System with Arduino
Chapter 2: Creating a Spy Microphone
Chapter 3: Building an EMF Bug Detector
Chapter 4: Access Control with a Fingerprint Sensor
Chapter 5: Opening a Lock with an SMS
Chapter 6: Building a Cloud Spy Camera
Chapter 7: Monitoring Secret Data from Anywhere
Chapter 8: Creating a GPS Tracker with Arduino
Chapter 9: Building an Arduino Spy Robot