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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

Chapter 2. First Contact with C

In my life as a programmer, I encountered a lot of compiler-based as well as scripting languages. One of the lowest common denominators has always been the C language.

In our case, this is embedded system programming, which is another name for hardware programming; this first statement is also true.

Let's check what C programming really is and let's enter into a new world, that is, the realm of Arduino programming. We'll also use a very necessary feature called serial monitoring. This will help us a lot in our C learning, and you'll understand that this feature is also used in real-life projects.