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Arduino for Kids

By : Priya Kuber, Rishi Gaurav Bhatnagar, Vijay Varada
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Arduino for Kids

By: Priya Kuber, Rishi Gaurav Bhatnagar, Vijay Varada

Overview of this book

The mission of this book is to integrate technology with the tools that children already use for crafts so that they feel that the technology is an extension of their playtime. We use coding, sensors, and micro-controllers integrated with art and craft supplies, origami, and Playdough. There are 10 fun-filled chapters that talk to children directly, and give clear instructions for non-technical parents too. We use Arduino as the controller of choice due to its easy availability and large community. By the end of the book, children will comfortably be able to set up their Arduino, read and understand code, manipulate code, and ultimately write their own code for projects. They will also be able to use basic sensors and know how components connect to each other. All the learning takes place with lots of colorful pictures and the circuits are neatly presented using wiring.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Arduino for Kids
About the Authors
About the Reviewers
Customer Feedback

About the Reviewers

Avik Dhupar is a hardware hacker and technology designer. He has been making and breaking circuits and toys ever since he was a kid. He was introduced to Arduino at a pretty young age, which changed his course of interest in life. He went on to join the official Arduino team, building and promoting Arduino awareness in India.

Currently, he works at Inveno, where he is making an inclusive and easy robotics and IoT platform for kids to learn programming.

He has worked extensively with Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and several other single board computers. He also enjoys designing musical instruments, particularly in the Eurorack format.

I would like to thank Packt for giving me the opportunity to review this amazing book. I would also like to thank my parents, who constantly supported me during the review of this book and influenced me to make and break things.

Rubén Oliva Ramos is a computer systems engineer from Tecnologico de Leon Institute, with a master's degree in computer and electronic systems engineering, teleinformatics and networking specialization from University of Salle Bajio in Leon, Guanajuato Mexico. He has more than five years of experience in developing web applications to control and monitor devices connected with Arduino and Raspberry Pi using web frameworks and cloud services to build Internet of Things applications.

He is a mechatronics teacher at University of Salle Bajio and teaches students on the master's degree in design and engineering of mechatronics systems. He also works at Centro de Bachillerato Tecnologico Industrial 225 in Leon, Guanajuato Mexico, teaching electronics, robotics and control, automation, and microcontrollers at Mechatronics Technician Career. He has worked on consultant and developer projects in areas such as monitoring systems and datalogger data using technologies such as Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Visual Studio .NET, HTML5, PHP, CSS, Ajax, JavaScript, Angular, ASP .NET databases (SQlite, mongoDB, and MySQL), and web servers (Node.js and IIS).

Ruben has done hardware programming on Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Ethernet Shield, GPS, and GSM/GPRS, ESP8266, and control and monitor systems for data acquisition and programming. He has written the book titled Internet of Things Programming with JavaScript, Packt.

His current job involves monitoring, controlling, and acquisition of data with Arduino and Visual Basic .NET for Alfaomega Editor Group.

I want to thank God for helping me reviewing this book, to my wife, Mayte, and my sons, Ruben and Dario, for their support, to my parents, my brother and sister whom I love and to all my beautiful family.