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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
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Using the serial monitor

The Arduino board itself can communicate easily using basic protocols for serial communication.

Basically, serial communication is the process of sending data elements over a channel, often named a bus. Usually, data elements are bytes, but it all depends on the implementation of the serial communication.

In serial communication, data is sent sequentially, one after the previous one. This is the opposite of parallel communication, where data are sent over more than one channel, all at the same time.

Baud rate

Because the two entities that want to communicate using serial communications have to be okay about the answer to the question "Hey, what is a word?", we have to use the same speed of transmission on both sides. Indeed, if I send 001010101010, is it a whole word or are there many words? We have to define, for instance, that a word is four-digits long. Then, we can understand that the previous example contains three words: 0010, 1010, and 1010. This involves a clock...