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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

Multiple serial interfaces

I won't describe all the serial protocols, but I'd like to talk about some important ones, and sort them into families.

The powerful Morse code telegraphy ancestor

I give you one of the oldest Serial protocols: the Morse code telegraphy protocol. Telecommunications operators have been using this one since the second half of the 19th century.

I have to say that Samuel F. B. Morse was not only an inventor but also an accomplished artist and painter. It is important to mention this here because I'm really convinced that art and technology are finally one and the same thing that we used to see with two different points of view. I could quote more artist/inventor persons but I guess it would be a bit off topic.

By sending long and short pulses separated by blanks, Morse's operators can send words, sentences, and information. This can happen over multiple types of media, such as:

  • Wires (electrical pulses)

  • Air (electromagnetic wave carriers, light, sounds)

It can be sorted into...