Earlier this week, Bits & Pieces took a closer look at an instructional book for Makers that describes how to use various Atmel-powered Arduino boards in a wide variety of LEGO projects. Today, we are getting up close and personal with another Maker book titled “Arduino Workshop: A Hands-On Introduction with 65 Projects.”
Penned by John Boxall, the book kicks-off with a basic overview of Arduino, although it quickly moves on to discuss various electronic components and concepts.
“Arduino Workshop will teach you the tricks and design principles of a master craftsman,” said Boxall. “Whatever your skill level, you’ll have fun as you learn to harness the power of the Arduino for your own DIY projects. As your understanding grows, the projects increase in complexity and sophistication.”
Projects detailed in the book include:
- A digital thermometer designed to chart temperature changes on an LCD
- A GPS logger capable of recording data from your travels to display on Google Maps
- A handy tester that can check the voltage of any single-cell battery
- A keypad-controlled lock requiring a secret code to open
- An electronic version of the classic six-sided die
- A binary quiz game to challenge your number conversion skills
- A motorized remote control tank with collision detection to prevent crashes
“Arduino Workshop: A Hands-On Introduction with 65 Projects” can be purchased in e-format from Amazon for $13.17 here.