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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

Controlling the sound using envelopes and MIDI

We are now okay to design small bits of a sound engine using Mozzi. There are other libraries around, and what we learned will be used with those two. Indeed, these are patterns.

Let's check how we can control our Arduino-based sound engine using a standard protocol from a computer or other device. Indeed, it would be interesting to be able to trigger notes to change sound parameters using a computer, for instance.

Both are protocols used in the music and new media related projects and works.

An overview of MIDI

MIDI is short for Musical Instrument Digital Interface. It is a specification standard that enables digital music instruments, computers, and all required devices to connect and communicate with one another. It was introduced in 1983, and at the time of writing has just celebrated its 30th anniversary. The reference website is

MIDI can transport the following data over a basic serial link:

  • Notes (on/off, after touch...