Tutorial Kit for Arduino is Elektor’s OUTLET Scoop of the Week

December 10, 2013 | 14:37
Tutorial Kit for Arduino is Elektor’s OUTLET Scoop of the Week
Tutorial Kit for Arduino is Elektor’s OUTLET Scoop of the Week

If ever you wanted to jump the Arduino bandwagon, here’s a great opportunity to do so.


The Arduino™ programming environment supports developers and their projects with ready-made programs and function libraries. The easy interaction between hardware and software forms the basis for physical computing, i.e., the connection of the real world to the bits and bytes world of the microcontroller. The tutorial kit now offered in the Elektor OUTLET shows you step by step, how to gain easy access to this world.


The first chapters of the book included in the kit will teach you Arduino™ programming in a detailed programming course. In this course, the C commands are explained by way of short examples. Hardware and software are explained in detail, and when you finish this tutorial kit, you will be a bits and bytes master. In the following chapters, you can implement what you have learned in the programming course in creative, hands-on experiments for instrumentation and control applications. This course will enable you to put your ideas into practice on your own.


The book also makes an excellent reference guide. The hardware referred to in the book and the USB interface (FTDI FT232RL) can be reused as an application board or be incorporated into your own application. All tests run via a free USB interface on your computer. An external power supply is not necessary.


The kit comprises components, a breadboard, and a multipurpose microcontroller PCB with ATmega168, which enable you to develop your own applications and carry out more than 70 experiments with detailed instructions, such as:


- LED dimmer

- Touch sensor

- Reaction time test

- Capacitance measurement

- Light and temperature measurement

- Twilight switch

- Alarm system

- Code lock

- Fan control

- Data transmission

- Storage oscilloscope

- Measurement and control with VB.NET

- and many more.


System requirements:

Minimum: Pentium III-PC, Windows XP SP2, Vista/Windows 7, Linux, Mac OS, CD-ROM drive, Java.

USB cable not included. Not suitable for children under 14 years.


Special discount: € 5.00 off the price from Thursday, October 27, noon (CET) through Thursday, November 3, noon (CET).



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