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C Programming for Arduino

By : Julien Bayle
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C Programming for Arduino

By: Julien Bayle

Overview of this book

Physical computing allows us to build interactive physical systems by using software & hardware in order to sense and respond to the real world. C Programming for Arduino will show you how to harness powerful capabilities like sensing, feedbacks, programming and even wiring and developing your own autonomous systems. C Programming for Arduino contains everything you need to directly start wiring and coding your own electronic project. You'll learn C and how to code several types of firmware for your Arduino, and then move on to design small typical systems to understand how handling buttons, leds, LCD, network modules and much more. After running through C/C++ for the Arduino, you'll learn how to control your software by using real buttons and distance sensors and even discover how you can use your Arduino with the Processing framework so that they work in unison. Advanced coverage includes using Wi-Fi networks and batteries to make your Arduino-based hardware more mobile and flexible without wires. If you want to learn how to build your own electronic devices with powerful open-source technology, then this book is for you.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
C Programming for Arduino
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Drawing on gLCDs

Drawing is always fun. Drawing and handling LCD displays instead of LEDs matrices is really interesting too, because we have devices with high-density points we can switch on and off easily.

LCDs exist in many types. The two main types are the character and graphical type.

We are talking about the graphical type here, especially those based on the KS0108 graphics-only controller used in many regular gLCD devices.

We are going to use a nice library that is available on Google. It has code by Michael Margolis and Bill Perry, and it is named glcd-arduino. This library is licensed under the GNU Lesser GPL.

Let's download it here: Download the most recent version.

Unzip it, put it in the place where all your libraries are, and restart or start your Arduino IDE.

You should now see a lot of examples related to the gLCD library.

We won't check all the nice features and functions provided by this library here, but you can check this...