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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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Controlling software using hardware

Coming from pure digital realms where everything can be wrapped into software and virtual worlds, we often need physical interfaces. This can sound like a paradox; we want everything in one place, but that place is so small and user-unfriendly for everything related to pure creation and feelings that we need more or less big external (physical) interfaces. I love this paradox.

But, why do we need such interfaces? Sometimes, the old mouse and QWERTY keyboard don't cut it. Our computers are fast, but these interfaces to control our programs are slow and clunky.

We need interfaces between the real world and the virtual world. Whatever they are, we need them to focus on our final purpose, which is usually not the interface or even the software itself.

Personally, I write books and teach art-related technology courses, but as a live performer, I need to focus on the final rendering. While performing, I want to black-box as much as possible the technology under...