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Practical Arduino Cool Projects for Open Source Hardware
his book was written to demonstrate a variety of Arduino techniques in a practical
context, giving you an opportunity to learn how the theory and reference material
already available online applies to real-world projects.
If you’ve come as far as picking up a whole bookabout Arduino, you’re ready for
something more substantial than assembly instructions. You don’t want a simple series
of steps to follow: you want to understand not just how to assemble something, but why
it was designed that way in the first place. That’s what this book will give you: you won’t
just be a color-by-numbers painter; you’ll learn to be a true hardware craftsman and artist,
able toconceptualize, design, and assemble your own creations.
We want you to take these projects as inspiration and examples of applying a variety
of handy techniques and then adapt them to suit your own requirements, coming up
with inspiration and new ideas that put ours to shame. And we hope that you’ll then
share your creations with us and with the world, inspiring others in turn. By followingthrough the projects in this book, you will gain a number of insights into the flexibility of
Arduino as a platform for taking software and hardware and linking them to the physical
world around us.
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Cool Projects for Open Source Hardware
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Cool Projects for
Open Source Hardware
Jonathan OxerHugh Blemings
Practical Arduino: Cool Projects for Open Source Hardware
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