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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

Introducing a new friend – Processing

Processing is an open source programming language and Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for people who want to create images, animations, and interaction.

This major open source project was initiated in 2001 by Ben Fry and Casey Reas, two gurus and former students of John Maeda at the Aesthetics and Computation Group at the MIT Media Lab.

It is a programming framework most used by non-programmers. Indeed, it has been designed primarily for this purpose. One of the first targets of Processing is to provide an easy way of programming for non-programmers through the instant gratification of visual feedback. Indeed, as we know, programming can be very abstract. Processing natively provides a canvas on which we can draw, write, and do more. It also provides a very user-friendly IDE that we are going to see on the official website at

You'll probably also find the term Processing written as Proce55ing as the domain name processing...