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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

An overview of networks

A network is a system of elements linked together. There are many networks around us such as highway systems, electrical grids, and data networks. Data networks surround us. They relate to video services networks, phone and global telecommunication networks, computer networks, and so on. We are going to focus on these types of networks by talking about how we can share data over different types of media such as wires transporting electric pulses or electromagnetic waves facilitating wireless communication.

Before we dive into the details of network implementations for Arduino boards, we are going to describe a model named the OSI model. It is a very useful representation of what a data network is and what it involves.

Overview of the OSI model

The Open Systems Interconnection model (OSI model) has been initiated in 1977 by the International Organization for Standardization in order to define prescriptions and requirements around the functions of communication systems...