Make: Basic Arduino Projects

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Written for new makers, Basic Arduino Projects is a practical guide containing 26 projects that you can start on immediately. Learn to build electronic circuits that change their behaviour, a light-sensitive switch, and LED projects like the pocket stage light. You ll learn how to control servo motors (the building blocks of robots) and to create audio projects like a theremin, electronic cricket, and metronome. The only restriction is your imagination.



  • Use the Arduino as programmable computer brain
  • Create electronic controllers for LEDs and servo motors
  • Draw colors on your computer screen by pushing a button
  • Detect changes in temperature and notify your computer
  • Use an LCD display to show text and special characters
  • Control a motor s movement with a tile sensor
  • Build four projects that combine Arduino with the Processing visual programming language
  • Make your own ohmmeter and logic tester

About the Author:

Don Wilcheris a passionate teacher of electronics technology and an electrical engineer with 26 years of experience. He’s worked on industrial robotic systems, automotive electronic modules, systems, and embedded wireless controls for small consumer appliances. While at Chrysler Corporation, Don developed a weekend enrichment pre-engineering program for inner city kids. He is the Department Chair for the School of Electronics Technology of ITT Technical Institute at the Madison, AL campus.