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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

Using RGB LEDs

RGB stands for Red, Green, and Blue, as you were probably guessing.

I don't talk about LEDs that can change their color according to the voltage you apply to them. LEDs of this kind exists, but as far as I experimented, these aren't the way to go, especially while still learning steps.

I'm talking about common cathode and common anode RGB LEDs.

Some control concepts

What do you need to control an LED?

You need to be able to apply a current to its legs. More precisely, you need to be able to create a difference of potential between its legs.

The direct application of this principle is what we have already tested in the first part of this chapter, which remind us how we can switch on an LED: we you need to control the current using digital output pins of our Arduino, knowing the LED we want to control has its node wired to the output pin and its cathode wired to the ground, with a resistor on the line too.

We can discuss the different ways of controls, and you are going to understand...