Learn the basics of Arduino Uno from the board to it’s software. Written for the absolute beginner with step-by-step instructions.
17 Arduino Projects
Included in the book are 17 Arduino practice projects which include printable templates. Learn Arduino by doing.
Intro To Electronics
Learn about basic electronics and the common components used in Arduino projects and electronic circuits.
Circuits & Schematics
Learn how to create a proper circuit and read electronic schematics. This knowledge will help you when working with Arduino.
The projects in this book are created using a breadboard. These boards allow you to create and experiment with circuits.
How To Solder
This section of the book will teach you how to solder electronics using proper techniques. Great for soldering Arduino projects.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
- Projects In This Book
- Materials Needed
- Tools Needed
- Workspace & Storage
Chapter 2: Intro To Basic Electronics
- Electronic Components
- What Is A Circuit?
- Schematic Diagrams
- How To Determine Resistor Size
- How To Use A Breadboard
- Electronics Practice Project #1
- Electronics Practice Project #2
Chapter 3: Arduino Hardware Basics
- What Is Arduino?
- Types Of Arduino Boards
- What Can You Do w/ Arduino?
- Arduino Uno Breakdown
- Powering The Board
- Arduino Shields
- Arduino Sensors
Chapter 4: Arduino Software Basics
- Arduino Programming Software IDE
- Arduino Software Breakdown
Chapter 5: Your First Arduino Project
- Arduino Practice Project #1
Chapter 6: Arduino Practice Projects
- Download The Arduino Project Code
- Connect & Configure The Arduino Uno
- Project 1 – Test The Arduino
- Project 2 – Blink An LED
- Project 3 – Pushbutton
- Project 4 – Potentiometer
- Project 5 – Fade An LED
- Project 6 – Scrolling LED
- Project 7 – Bargraph
- Project 8 – Multiple LEDs
- Project 9 – RGB LED
- Project 10 – Photoresistor
- Project 11 – Temp Sensor
- Project 12 – Tone Melody
- Project 13 – Servo
- Project 14 – Motor
- Project 15 – LCD Screen
Chapter 7: The Arduino Bit From littleBits
Chapter 8: Arduino Troubleshooting
Chapter 9: How To Solder Your Arduino Projects
- What Is Soldering?
- Soldering Tools & Materials
- How To Solder
- How To Desolder
Chapter 10: Resources
Andrew Miller is the Founder and CEO of Makerspaces.com which he started to help schools and libraries create successful makerspaces and makerED programs.
He is a strong believer in maker education and hands-on learning as a way to help students acquire the skills needed for the 21st century.
Andrew comes from a long line of teachers and is committed to helping improve the educational system through maker education.
“This Arduino book was so easy to understand that I was able to do my first project within 1 hour of getting the ebook. The project templates were a huge help and i’m excited to do the rest of the projects.”
– Makerspace Educator
This mini-ebook is essential for school or library makerspaces. Includes over 250 maker education resources.
Supply List Checklist
This supply list checklist has over 100 makerspace materials that will give you ideas for new products.
Project Tutorial #1
Create a simple robotic inchworm using littleBits, cardboard and other easy to find materials. These are a lot of fun to race.
Project Tutorial #2
Learn how to make a light saber using paper circuits. This popular project uses copper tape, an LED and a coin cell battery.
Project Tutorial #3
Using Makey Makey and copper tape, you can create a working piano. Project template includes a pop-up piano.
Project Tutorial #4
This tutorial shows you how to build a customizable workbench for under $100. Great for Arduino and makerspace projects.
The Arduino starter kit was designed to be a companion to the Arduino For Beginners book. The kit includes the following components that are needed in order to build the circuits for 10 of the projects.
Arduino Starter Kit Includes:
- Arduino Uno R3
- 3′ USB Cable
- Half-sized Solderless Breadboard
- Breadboard Jumper Wire Set
- Tactile Pushbutton Switches
- LED – Red, Green, Yellow, Blue
- RGB LED
- 1K & 10K Potentiometer
- 100 Ohm Resistors
- 1K Ohm Resistors
- 10K Ohm Resistors
- Photoresistor/ Light Sensor
Quick Start Guide Included