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MacTrast Deals: The Make: Arduino Hacker eBook Bundle

The Make: Arduino Hacker eBook Bundle is 15 ebooks from Make, the leader in DIY electronics. The bundle guides you through creating wearables, robots, and more with Arduino.

The Make: Arduino Hacker eBook Bundle – Create Wearables, Robots & More with 15 eBooks from Make:, the Leading Voice in DIY Electronics – Just $19.99

Getting Started with Adafruit Circuit Playground Express

Start Making Your Own DIY Electronics with a Beginner-Friendly Look at This Versatile Board

By Mike Barela | in Online Courses

From interactive programming to creating on-the-go wearables, you can do it all with Circuit Playground Express, the multi-purpose learning and development board that’s perfect for DIY electronics newcomers. In this beginner-friendly eBook, you’ll learn how to get up and running with this board and utilize its built-in sensors for a number of interactive projects. You’ll come to understand the basics of coding in multiple programming languages and learn how to create your own IoT programs.

  • Get up & running quickly w/ programmable boards
  • Understand the basics of coding in multiple programming languages
  • Use the built-in sensors for a variety of projects
  • Make colorful interactive displays
  • Design programs for the Internet of Things (IoT)

Note: Hardware not included.

Make: Basic Arduino Projects: 1st Edition

Kickstart Your Arduino Journey with Guides for 25+ Hands-on Projects

By Don Wilcher | in Online Courses

Make: Basic Arduino Projects is the companion book to the popular Ultimate Arduino Microcontroller Pack and details over 25 different projects to get you channeling your inner tinkerer. Using the Ultimate Arduino Microcontroller Pack (not included) or equivalent hardware, you’ll walk through creating multicolor flashing lights, timers, tools for testing circuits, sound effects, motor control, and more exciting DIY projects.

  • Explore the Arduino platform & build 30 mini Arduino projects and gadgets
  • Get circuit diagrams & detailed instructions for building each project
  • Understand circuit design & simulation w/ easy-to-use tools
  • Get beginner-friendly insight on creating multicolor flashing lights, timers, sensor devices & more fun projects

Note: Hardware not included.

Getting Started with Adafruit FLORA

Create Your Own Wearable Electronics with a Primer on This Arduino-Compatible Platform

By Becky Stern and Tyler Cooper | in Online Courses

Getting Started with Adafruit Flora is your beginner-friendly guide for building wearable electronics projects using Adafruit’s FLORA board. Written by Adafruit’s Director of Wearable Electronics and Creative Engineer, this eBook is your definitive introduction for creating DIY electronics with this computing platform. You’ll learn how to plan your wearable circuits, sew with electronics, and much more as you make your way through this eBook.

  • Learn how to create wearable electronic projects w/ the FLORA platform
  • Walk through creating LED brooches, light-up earrings, & color-sensor powered accessories
  • Learn from Adafruit’s own Director of Wearable Electronics & Creative Engineer
  • Discover how to sew with electronics, build circuits & more

Note: Hardware not included.

The Make: Arduino Hacker eBook Bundle – Create Wearables, Robots & More with 15 eBooks from Make:, the Leading Voice in DIY Electronics – Just $19.99

Environmental Monitoring with Arduino: 1st Edition

Use the Power of Arduino to Create Gadgets That Can Measure Radiation, Noise & More

By Emily Gertz and Patrick Di Justino | in Online Courses

DIY Environmental Monitoring with Arduino is your wall-to-wall guide for using Arduino to create devices that can measure noise, weather, electromagnetic interference (EMI), water purity, and more environmental factors. You’ll learn how to collect and share your findings with the world, and you can also create your own variations of the projects included in this eBook. And, no worries if you’re new to programming: the first chapter has you covered with a primer on electronic circuits and Arduino programming.

  • Learn how to create a noise monitor w/ a microphone & amplifier
  • Walk through building a gadget for detecting devices that still use electricity when they’’re ““off””
  • Use a water conductivity device to examine water purity
  • Learn how to measure weather basics, like temperature, humidity & dew point
  • Measure background radiation by creating your own geiger counter
  • Walk through sharing your weather & radiation data online via Pachube

Note: Hardware not included.

Getting Started with Arduino: 3rd Edition

Learn the Arduino Essentials from the Platform’s Own Co-Founder

By Massimo Banzi and Michael Shiloh | in Online Courses

What better way to dip your feet into the inventive world of Arduino than by learning from its co-founder? Co-authored by Arduino co-founder Massimo Banzi, Getting Started with Arduino: 3rd Edition contains everything need to know to get started with this amazingly popular open-source electronics prototyping platform. You’ll learn from detailed, hand-drawn illustrations and flex your newfound knowledge with guides for two hands-on projects!

  • Walk through getting started with Arduino
  • Learn from two hands-on projects & troubleshooting tips
  • Deepen your understanding of the Arduino Leonardo & Uno boards
  • Learn from detailed, hand-drawn illustrations of Arduino-based principles & projects

Note: Hardware not included.

Getting Started with Netduino: 1st Edition

Explore Creating Your Own Networked Devices on This Powerful Micro-controller Platform

By Chris Walker | in Online Courses

Netduino is an open-source electronics platform based on the .NET Micro Framework, and it’s quickly becoming a popular pick among DIY electronics gurus due to its improved computing power. Getting Started with Netduino: 1st Edition provides step-by-step guidance for experimenting with Netduino and the .NET Micro Framework. Following along a number of quick projects, you’ll learn how to create networked devices that communicate over TCP or IP.

  • Get an overview of the Netduino microcontroller family
  • Learn how to write code that lets you turn Netduino’s LED on & off
  • Walk through increasing Netduino’s capabilities w/ various expansion shields
  • Measure digital & analog inputs with MakerShield
  • Use Pulse Width Modulation to make a light appear dimmer or brighter
  • Walk through creating an app to control your Netduino over the Web

Note: Hardware not included.

The Make: Arduino Hacker eBook Bundle – Create Wearables, Robots & More with 15 eBooks from Make:, the Leading Voice in DIY Electronics – Just $19.99

Jumpstarting the Arduino 101

Elevate Your Arduino Understanding as You Explore Using This Advanced Board

By Yining Shi and Sagar Mohite | in Online Courses

Blending the ease-of-use of Arduino’s classic boards with powerful hardware, the Arduino 101 is the logical next step forward for any tinkerers looking to expand their creative potential. Jumpstarting the Arduino 101 offers a comprehensive look at using this board to its full potential. Jump in, and you can get started with this platform as you explore neural net pattern matching, gesture recognition & more of its exciting features.

  • Access 124 pages of expert insight
  • Learn how to get started with the Arduino 101
  • Explore neural net pattern matching
  • Walk through having the Arduino 101 learn gesture recognition

Note: Hardware not included.

Learn Electronics with Arduino

Fast Track Your Way to Creating DIY Electronics with This Accessible Arduino Introduction

By Jody Culkin and Eric Hagan | in Online Courses

Filled with color illustrations, easy-to-follow explanations, and step-by-step instructions, Learn Electronics with Arduino is the perfect starting point for creating your own projects on the Arduino platform—no experience required! You’ll get a solid introduction to basic electronics theory and programming concepts, as well as digital and analog inputs and outputs, so you can start building circuits, writing sketches, and more with Arduino.

  • Learn essential Arduino concepts & procedures from detailed full-color illustrations
  • Explore step-by-step instructions for projects that teach fundamental Arduino skills
  • Walk through a number of Arduino-based projects
  • Discover common debugging practices to apply to your own projects

Note: Hardware not included.

Make: Lego & Arduino Projects: 1st Edition

Walk Through Creating Robots, a Music Synthesizer & More with Step-by-Step Help

By Maker Media | in Online Courses

Learn how to build devices with both the Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0 and the Arduino prototyping platform in this beginner-friendly guide! Make: Lego & Arduino Projects: 1st Edition shows you how to bring Arduino functionality to the Lego Mindstorms kit, allowing you to create everything from a drink dispenser to a music synthesizer and wireless lamp. Following along step-by-step instructions and clear illustrations, you’ll get your feet wet building a number of projects for this exciting platform.

  • Build a Drawbot that roams around & traces its path with a marker pen
  • Construct an analog Mindstorms clock with hands that display the correct time
  • Create a machine that mixes a glass of chocolate milk at the touch of a button
  • Build a guitar-shaped Lego synthesizer
  • Build a Lego lamp with on/off and dimmer switches that you control via smartphone app

Note: Hardware not included.

The Make: Arduino Hacker eBook Bundle – Create Wearables, Robots & More with 15 eBooks from Make:, the Leading Voice in DIY Electronics – Just $19.99

DIY MintDuino: Building an Arduino-Compatible Breadboard Micro-Controller

Create Your Own Reflex Testing Game with This MintDuino Guide

By Jim Kelly | in Online Courses

Assemble an Arduino-compatible micro-controller and build a complete MintDuino project from start to finish with this step-by-step eBook. DIY MintDuino: Building an Arduino-Compatible Breadboard Micro-Controller has you channel your inner creator by making a MintDuino reflex game. You’ll walk through all the necessary steps for wiring up and programming the MintDuino controller, and get the skills to start working on your own MintDuino projects.

  • Learn how to wire up & program the MintDuino to light an LED
  • Build a game that tests the reflexes of two players
  • Learn how to make your game light glow at random intervals
  • Construct a pushbutton circuit to control individual players’ LEDs

Note: Hardware not included.

Getting Started with the Internet of Things

Create Your Own IoT-Connected Devices with This Easy-to-Follow Guide

By Cuno Pfister | in Online Courses

From our smartphones to self-driving cars, we’re surrounded by Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and you can start making your own with this easy-to-follow eBook. Getting Started with the Internet of Things walks you through using micro-controllers to interface with the real world. Using a Netduino Plus micro-controller, you’ll learn how to build a web server, send sensor data over the web, and much more as you make your way through this eBook.

  • Deepen your understanding of Internet of Things (IoT) devices
  • Learn about the Netduino Plus micro-controller
  • Walk through building a web server
  • Learn how to send sensor data over the Internet
  • Discover how to control the physical world from the Cloud

Note: Hardware not included.

Linux for Makers

Bring the Power of Linux to Your DIY Electronics Projects

By Aaron Newcomb | in Online Courses

Many aspiring hobbyists shy away from using Raspberry Pi and similar platforms because they require understanding Linux. However, the reality is that Linux isn’t all that difficult to understand—especially when you have an expert walking you through it. From loading the OS to troubleshooting and prepping projects, this beginner-friendly guide walks you through the Linux OS and how you can add its open-source power to your own DIY electronics projects.

  • Learn how to write Raspian & other popular Linux distributions
  • Discover how to code & write scripts
  • Learn commands, systems & processes
  • Add sound & video to your projects
  • Set up an IFTTT applet
  • Discover how to access & leverage cloud services
  • Run a virtual Raspberry Pi on Windows, Mac, or Linux

Note: Hardware not included.

The Make: Arduino Hacker eBook Bundle – Create Wearables, Robots & More with 15 eBooks from Make:, the Leading Voice in DIY Electronics – Just $19.99

Getting Started with Adafruit Trinket

Flex Your DIY Electronics Knowledge with 15+ Projects for This Arduino-Compatible Board

By Becky Stern and Tyler Cooper | in Online Courses

Compact, economical, and Arduino-compatible, the Adafruit Trinket is a brilliant platform for DIY electronics hobbyists to get their feet wet in the field. Getting Started with Adafruit Trinket walks you through the essentials of using this board and offers a number of hands-on projects to refine your skills. Inside, you’ll find over 15 projects for the AVR ATtiny85 Board.

  • Learn how to create your own electronics projects w/ the Adafruit Trinket board
  • Access over 15 projects for the AVR ATtiny85 Board
  • Understand how the Adafruit Trinket board works

Note: Hardware not included.

Atmospheric Monitoring with Arduino: 1st Edition

Build Gadgets That Can Detect Invisible Gases & Substances in the Air

By Emily Gertz and Patrick Di Justino | in Online Courses

The air is filled with all sorts of gases and substances invisible to the naked eye, but you can detect and measure them through the power of Arduino! With easy-to-follow tutorials and step-by-step instructions, this eBook will show you how to create gadgets for examining the quality of the atmosphere.

  • Build a tropospheric gas sensor for detecting carbon monoxide, LPG, butane & more gases
  • Create an LED Photometer for measuring the sun’s blue, green, and red light waves in the atmosphere
  • Walk through building an LED sensitivity detector
  • Determine the amount of water vapor, ozone & other substances in the atmosphere by measuring light wavelengths
  • Share your data w/ others online via Cosm

Note: Hardware not included.

Make: Sensors 1st Edition

Master Sensors & Build Arduino Projects That Interact with the Physical World

By Maker Media | in eBooks

Whether you want to build an intruder detector or weather monitor, you’ll going to have to get savvy with sensors if you want to create an Arduino project that interacts with the physical world. Complete with a wealth of high resolution imagery and delivered in a friendly, understandable tone, Make: Sensors 1st Edition offers an introductory overview of how to use the myriad of sensors on the market in your own Arduino projects.

  • Explore the vast world of Arduino sensors & how they work
  • Learn from heavily illustrated content w/ electronic circuit diagrams that can be read by non-technical readers
  • Access a number of hands-on projects to refine your skills

Note: Hardware not included.

The Make: Arduino Hacker eBook Bundle – Create Wearables, Robots & More with 15 eBooks from Make:, the Leading Voice in DIY Electronics – Just $19.99

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