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Arduino Electronics Blueprints

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Arduino Electronics Blueprints

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Arduino Electronics Blueprints
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Getting into the real world using Breakout

Breakout is a software application used as an electronics prototyping tool to make web-based control and monitor panels. Electronic circuits, sensors, motors, LEDs, and other electrical and electromechanical devices can be controlled and monitored using this JavaScript-based tool. In a nutshell, Breakout is a virtual server that allows the Arduino to communicate with a web page, allowing the physical and virtual worlds to interact.

Pre-lab exercise

The objective to perform the pre-lab exercise is to have the Arduino communicate with a Breakout server.

The following are the steps to connect Arduino to Breakout server:

  1. Connect the Arduino to the computer using a USB cable.

  2. Download a copy of the Breakout server software from

  3. Install the Breakout server on your computer's hard drive by following the instructions for your computer's operating system (Windows, Linux, or Mac).

  4. Download a copy of the Arduino IDE (Integrated Development...