Mark Geddes is a lifelong tinkerer and gadget enthusiast from Dumfries, Scotland. Frustrated with the lack of practical, visual guides to help him teach his ten-year-old how to build with Arduino, he set about recording his own experiments, and Arduino Project Handbook is the result. Geddes has a bachelor's degree from Edinburgh College of Art.
Arduino Project Handbook, Volume 2
2017. 272pp. $24.95 pbk. No Starch Press. 9781593278182. Grade 5 & Up
Waiting within this book are 25 projects, ranging in subject from LEDs, sound, and motors, to LCDs, security, and smart machines. All beginning with an Arduino board, these simple projects help your beginning inventors build their own gadgets. Each project has step-by-step instructions, tables for quick connection references, a circuit diagram, necessary code, tips, and notes on what is happening at each step. Cost and time estimates are also included, and the full-color photos and circuit diagrams will help visual learners with the projects. Besides the projects in the book, there is a section dedicated to troubleshooting tips for common errors, component questions, and reference resources for the Arduino board itself. You can download Arduino sketches (sections of code) from a web address provided. This book allows users to build experience toward working on more complicated systems with both Arduino and other embedded systems. I would recommend this book to enhance your growing STEM collection in your library. Deb Grove, Retired Library Media Specialist, Omaha, Nebraska