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Arduino Data Communications

By : Robert Thas John
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Book Image

Arduino Data Communications

5 (1)
By: Robert Thas John

Overview of this book

In our modern, internet-connected world, where billions of devices constantly collect and send data to systems to be stored and processed, it’s surprising how the intricacies of data transmission and storage are often overlooked in the IoT domain. With Arduino Data Communications, you'll bridge the knowledge gap and become an expert in collecting data from IoT sensors, transmitting data, and configuring your own databases. This book is an exploration of IoT’s inner workings, guiding you through the process of setting up an end-to-end system that you can employ to prototype your own IoT solutions, using easy-to-follow examples. It begins with a general overview of the Arduino ecosystem, acquainting you with various sensors and shields and unveiling the art of data collection. You’ll then explore data formats and methods to store data, both locally and on database servers. As you progress through the chapters, you’ll learn how to set up REST and MQTT infrastructure to communicate with databases and get hands-on with LoRaWAN, Ethernet, cellular, HC-12, and RS-485. The final chapters are your training ground for real-world projects, imparting the essential knowledge you need to tackle complex challenges with confidence. By the end of this Arduino book, you'll have seamlessly configured an end-to-end system, all while immersing yourself in practical scenarios that bring the world of IoT to life.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Part 1:Introduction to Arduino and Sensor Data
Part 2:Sending Data
Part 3: Miscellaneous Topics

Getting Started with Arduino

This chapter will provide a quick introduction to the Arduino ecosystem and enable you to pick boards for your projects. You will learn about the various board families and how they are positioned, and you will pick a board and write your first few lines of code to blink the RGB LED.

Arduinos are popular with students and within the maker community. However, for those who are not part of this community or for students working with Arduinos, it can be challenging to determine the right board to choose.

By the end of this chapter, you will have a solid understanding of the Arduino ecosystem and be equipped to make informed decisions when selecting Arduino boards for your projects. The knowledge you gain in this chapter will help you with picking the right boards for your project.

In this chapter, we’re going to cover the following main topics:

  • Learning about Arduino – the company
  • Learning about Arduino – the hardware
  • Learning about the Arduino IDE – the software
  • Learning about the Arduino programming language
  • Writing the first lines of code – Hello World

Let’s get started!