In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, Sams Teach Yourself Arduino Programming in 24 Hours teaches you C programmingon Arduino, so you can start creating inspired “DIY” hardwareprojects of your own! Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-stepapproach, you’ll walk through everything from setting up yourprogramming environment to mastering C syntax and features, interfacing your Arduino to performing full-fledged prototyping.Every hands-on lesson and example builds on what you’ve alreadylearned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success!
Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common Arduino programming tasks.
Quizzes at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge.
By the Way notes present interesting information related to the discussion.
Did You Know? tips offer advice or show you easier ways to perform tasks.
Watch Out! cautions alert you to possible problems and give you advice on how to avoid them.
Learn how to...
- Get the right Arduino hardware and accessories for your needs
- Download the Arduino IDE, install it, and link it to your Arduino
- Quickly create, compile, upload, and run your first Arduino program
- Master C syntax, decision control, strings, data structures, and functions
- Use pointers to work with memory—and avoid common mistakes
- Store data on your Arduino’s EEPROM or an external SD card
- Use existing hardware libraries, or create your own
- Send output and read input from analog devices or digital interfaces
- Create and handle interrupts in software and hardware
- Communicate with devices via the SPI interface and I2C protocol
- Work with analog and digital sensors
- Write Arduino C programs that control motors
- Connect an LCD to your Arduino, and code the output
- Install an Ethernet shield, configure an Ethernet connection, and write networking programs
- Create prototyping environments, use prototyping shields, and interface electronics to your Arduino
Table of Contents
Part I: The Arduino Programming Environment
Hour 1 Introduction to the Arduino
Hour 2 Creating an Arduino Programming Environment
Hour 3 Using the Arduino IDE
Hour 4 Creating an Arduino Program
Part II: The C Programming Language
Hour 5 Learning the Basics of C
Hour 6 Structured Commands
Hour 7 Programming Loops
Hour 8 Working with Strings
Hour 9 Implementing Data Structures
Hour 10 Creating Functions
Hour 11 Pointing to Data
Hour 12 Storing Data
Hour 13 Using Libraries
Part III: Arduino Applications
Hour 14 Working with Digital Interfaces
Hour 15 Interfacing with Analog Devices
Hour 16 Adding Interrupts
Hour 17 Communicating with Devices
Hour 18 Using Sensors
Hour 19 Working with Motors
Hour 20 Using an LCD
Hour 21 Working with the Ethernet Shield
Hour 22 Advanced Network Programming
Hour 23 Handling Files
Hour 24 Prototyping Projects