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The 2017 Arduino Starter Kit and Course Bundle

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The ARDX Arduino Starter Kit

Tackle 13 Different Projects w/ This Fully-Stocked Beginner's Toolkit

By Seeed Studio | in Gear + Gadgets

The ARDX Arduino Starter Kit pairs a detailed, illustrated guide with all the parts you need to build your own circuits. Perfect for beginners, this kit requires no experience and teaches you to use Arduino to control lights, buzzers, and more. Once you master the basics of Arduino, you can control motors on any device you dream up--from robots, to mood lights, to self-playing instruments, and beyond.

  • No soldering or electronics background required
  • Straight forward instructions, including diagrams & troubleshooting tips
  • Additional instructions for taking your projects to the next level
  • 13 circuits included, each with a breadboard layout
  • Arduino Uno
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Details & Requirements

Includes:

  • 1 Arduino UNO R3
  • 75 premium jumper wires
  • 1 type B USB cable
  • 1 9V battery clip
  • 1 5mm diffused RGB LED
  • 1 Piezo sensor - minisensor 100
  • 10 5mm red LEDs
  • 10 5mm green LEDs
  • 1 10mm blue LED
  • 1 Toy DC motor
  • 1 9g high sensitive mini sensor
  • 1 74HC595
  • 1 buzzer x1
  • 1 1M resistor
  • 2 pushbuttons
  • 1 potentiometer (10K)
  • 1 light sensor (5528)
  • TMP36 x1
  • 1 relay (5v,3A/120VAC)
  • 2 P2N2222A
  • 25 560 Ohm resistors
  • 3 2.2k Ohm resistors
  • 3 10k Ohm resistors
  • 1 220uf capacitor
  • 2 1N4001
  • 1 breadboard
  • 1 male pin header
  • 4 plastic rivets
  • 1 acrylic holder
  • 4 rubber bumpers
  • 13 color breadboard layout sheets
  • Full color printed Experimenter’s Guide
    • Ships to US
    • Expected Delivery: Nov 20 - Nov 23

    Arduino Step by Step 2017: Getting Started

    Get Started with Arduino & Discover Its Huge Realm of Opportunities

    By Peter Dalmaris | in Online Courses

    Starting out with Arduino can be tough, especially considering the sheer breadth of what you can do with it. In this comprehensive course, you'll start with the absolute basics of the Arduino Uno, and develop a mastery of its many capabilities. Ultimately, this course aims to afford you the freedom to start programming and creating with Arduino, and learning as you experiment.

    • Become comfortable w/ basic prototyping tools & their usage
    • Understand the basics of the Arduino programming environment, language, & programming
    • Use a variety of components from simple buttons & LEDs, to visible color & other environment sensors
    • Learn how to read datasheets, use libraries on your own, & how to create gadgets
    Peter Dalmaris is Chief Explorer at Tech Explorations. He is fascinated by technology because of its ability to make amazing things happen, and science because of its ability to make nature transparent. He is an Electrical and Computer Engineer, has a PhD (most of which was spent reading philosophy of knowledge) and a couple of Masters in Information Systems. He has been a lecturer for over 13 years in a variety of IT (and occasionally management) subjects. During this time, he has developed a hands-on teaching style, whereby he invites and challenges his students to learn by doing. He has taught thousands of students in dozens of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

    Peter is also a software developer at Futureshock Enterprises, making applications using Ruby, Ruby on Rails, and iOS. Peter has been an electronics enthusiast since he remembers himself when he wrecked his sister's digital watch and his parents VCR. He replaced the watch but managed to fix the VCR. Now, he is particularly fascinated by the rapid prototyping opportunities that the Arduino and similar platforms has brought about. He lives in Sydney, Australia.

    Details & Requirements

    • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
    • Access options: web streaming
    • Certification of completion included
    • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
    • Experience level required: all level

    Compatibility

    • Internet required

    Course Outline

    • Introduction to the course
      • What is this course about? (5:48)
      • Tools you will need (9:52)
      • Parts you will need (18:02)
      • How to get the most out of this course (12:45)
    • Know your Arduino
      • Introduction (0:38)
      • Getting to know the Arduino Uno: Atmega328P, USB, Shields (11:00)
      • Getting to know the Arduino Uno: Pins, power, clock (10:18)
      • Using the digital output pins (13:13)
      • Using the digital input pins (10:18)
      • Using the analog output pins (8:15)
      • Using the analog input pins (8:02)
      • Section Quiz 1
    • Introduction to communications
      • Introduction (0:54)
      • Serial (UART) communicationsns (7:43)
      • I²C (TWI) communications (8:24)
      • SPI communications (7:33)
      • Section Quiz 2
    • Arduino boards
      • Introduction (0:46)
      • Meet some members of the Arduino family (5:10)
      • Introducing the Arduino Mega 2560 (5:14)
      • Introducing the Arduino Due (6:53)
      • Introducing the Arduino Zero (5:17)
      • Introducing the Arduino 101 (3:39)
      • Introducing the Arduino Pro Mini (4:56)
      • Introducing Arduino-compatible boards (10:43)
      • Section Quiz 3
    • Prototyping basics
      • Introduction (0:27)
      • Using the breadboard (13:56)
      • Using jumper wires (7:10)
      • The absolutely essential tools (8:01)
      • Powering your Arduino with power supplies (4:01)
      • Using the multimeter to measure voltage (7:37)
      • Using the multimeter to measure current (5:29)
      • The multimeter - Resistance and continuity (6:35)
      • Introduction to soldering - the soldering iron (11:24)
      • Soldering - preparation and using holders (5:16)
      • Soldering - using wire cutters and fume extractor (2:22)
      • Soldering - Simple maintenance tips for your solder iron (3:07)
      • A demonstration of soldering a header onto a breakout board (13:47)
      • An introduction to protoboards (15:20)
      • Section Quiz 4
    • The Arduino IDE
      • Introduction (0:55)
      • An introduction to the Arduino IDE (8:00)
      • Understand the basic parts of an Arduino sketch (6:24)
      • The Arduino IDE - Understanding the Preferences pane (18:13)
      • The Arduino IDE - Understanding the Menu items (12:49)
      • How to upload a sketch to your Arduino (9:37)
      • How to upload a sketch to your Arduino - For Windows users (9:14)
      • Section Quiz 5.
    • Introduction to Arduino Programming
      • Introduction (0:54)
      • An introduction to Arduino programming (5:10)
      • Understand the basic parts of an Arduino sketch (14:33)
      • Getting started with custom functions (15:30)
      • Creating custom functions with parameters (6:03)
      • Using variables (12:26)
      • Understanding variable scope (7:05)
      • Understanding constants (3:33)
      • Introduction to control structures: The "if" statement (5:21)
      • Introduction to control structures: The "while" statement (3:53)
      • Introduction to control structures: The "For" statement (4:14)
      • Introduction to control structures: The "Switch" statement (4:18)
      • Digital output - how to control an LED (14:44)
      • Digital input - how to read the state of a button (13:50)
      • Analog input - how to read the state of a potentiometer (9:02)
      • Analog output - how to create a fading LED (15:06)
      • Introduction to the RGB (color) LED (8:53)
      • Wiring the RGB LED (13:47)
      • RGB LED: creating colors (2:29)
      • Using a library to control an RGB LED with PWM (16:29)
      • Learning more with the Arduino language documentation (5:01)
      • End of section quiz
    • Measuring light and color
      • Introduction (0:48)
      • What is a photoresistor and how to wire it (13:00)
      • How to select the appropriate fixed resistor for a photoresistor (8:48)
      • Using the Ultra-Violet light sensor (13:21)
      • An introduction to the RGB Color sensor (5:47)
      • Wiring the RGB Color sensor (12:53)
      • Mini project: copy a color to an RGB LED using an RGB Color sensor (10:52)
      • End of section quiz
    • Measuring temperature, humidity and pressure
      • Introduction (0:51)
      • Using a DHT22 sensor to measure temperature and humidity (14:42)
      • An introduction to the Thermistor (6:50)
      • Wiring the Thermistor (5:59)
      • How to calculate the temperature from the thermistor resistance (5:28)
      • Thermistor: getting a temperature using a library (5:33)
      • Thermistor: improving the accuracy of analog readings with AREF (4:30)
      • An introduction to measuring temperature with the TMP36 (6:28)
      • Wiring the TMP36 and a demonstration sketch (8:21)
      • An alternate wiring of the TMP36 (7:11)
      • An introduction to the MCP9808 for very accurate temperature readings (11:45)
      • MCP9808: Wiring (2:17)
      • Using the MCP9808, demo and sketch walkthrough (3:54)
      • MCP9808: A closer look at I2C addressing (6:45)
      • An introduction to measuring barometric pressure with the BMP180 (6:29)
      • Wiring the BMP180 and first sketch walkthrough (5:51)
      • A first demo sketch for the BMP180 (9:45)
      • A second demo sketch for the BMP180 (7:51)
      • End of section quiz
    • Detecting acceleration
      • Introduction (0:30)
      • Introduction to detecting acceleration with the ADXL335 (8:53)
      • Wiring the ADXL335 (8:53)
      • Plugging the ADXL335 directly in the Arduino, and detect its orientation (6:40)
      • Write the sketch for detecting orientation with the ADXL335 (8:06)
      • End of section quiz
    • Detecting objects with the infrared motion sensor
      • Introduction (0:30)
      • Introduction to the Passive infra-Red (PIR) motion sensor (12:06)
      • A simple PIR experiment with an LED (12:05)
      • A demonstration of using the PIR sensor with the Arduino (6:32)
      • PIR sensor first demonstration sketch walkthrough (4:30)
      • PIR sensor second demonstration sketch walkthrough (7:41)
      • End of section quiz
    • Sensing distance
      • Introduction (0:52)
      • Introduction to the ultrasonic distance sensor (11:44)
      • Wiring and understanding Trigger and Echo (14:13)
      • How to calculate distance (13:13)
      • End of section quiz
    • Sensing sound
      • Introduction (0:21)
      • Introduction to the analog sound sensor (10:42)
      • A demonstration and sketch of the analog sound sensor (10:46)
      • A demonstration and sketch of the digital sound sensor (12:33)
      • End of section quiz
    • Making noise with a buzzer
      • Introduction (0:24)
      • Introduction to the buzzer (12:29)
      • Playing music (6:56)
      • Control the sound volume (5:44)
      • End of section quiz
    • The Liquid Crystal Display
      • Introduction (0:42)
      • Introduction to the LCD (4:36)
      • LCD wiring in 4-bit parallel mode (13:56)
      • LCD demonstration sketch (5:28)
      • Display sensor data in the LCD (10:18)
      • Connect LCD using the I2C adaptor (11:49)
      • Using the RGB LCD and buttons shield (11:27)
      • End of section quiz
    • Conclusion
      • What's next?

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    Arduino Robotic Projects

    Tap into the Power of Arduino to Build Complex Robots

    By Packt Publishing | in Online Courses

    This e-book starts with the fundamentals of turning on the basic Arduino hardware, then provides complete, step-by-step instructions on how to maximize its potential. You'll learn by doing--building projects that can move using DC motors, walk using servo motors, and avoid barriers using its sensors. On top of that, you'll also learn how to add more complex navigational techniques (such as GPRS) so that your robot won't get lost.

    • Develop a series of exciting robots that can sail, go under water, and fly w/ 240 pages of content
    • Effectively control the movements of all types of motors using Arduino
    • Use sensors, GPS & a magnetic compass to give your robot direction and make it lifelike
    • Acquaint yourself with many different kinds of Arduinos to choose the right one for your app
    • Unbox, power up & configure your Arduino
    • Tweak Arduino to make wheels or legs move so your robot can be mobile
    • Add GPS to your projects so your robots can know where they are
    • Use RF signals to control your robot remotely
    • Connect your robot to a display so you can see what it is thinking
    • Build more complex robots that can move, swim, or fly
    Richard Grimmett continues to have more fun than he should be allowed working on robotics projects while teaching computer science and electrical engineering at Brigham Young University-Idaho. He has a bachelor's and master's degree in electrical engineering and a PhD in leadership studies. This is the latest book, in a long series of books detailing how to use Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and BeagleBone Black for robotics projects, written by him. For more details on the course and instructor, click here.

    Details & Requirements

    • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
    • Access options: download for offline access
    • Certification of completion not included
    • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
    • Experience level required: all levels

    Compatibility

    • Internet required (for download)
    • Some programming knowledge recommended

    Arduino iOS Blueprints

    Integrate the Arduino & iOS Platforms to Design Amazing Real-World Projects

    By Packt Publishing | in Online Courses

    Arduino has become a widely adopted platform for its easy usability and flexibility, and iOS devices are nothing if not ubiquitous. Dive into this comprehensive project-based book, master the art of integrating the two, and learn how to build devices that are highly useful in everyday life. You'll learn how to control Arduino using an iPhone or iPad, understand the different components that interact with the Arduino--digital and analog I/O, Wi-Fi shields, and more--and master iOS development essentials in the process.

    • Design circuits w/ Arduino using sensors & actuators w/ 240 pages of content
    • Write code to handle analog & digital sensors w/ commonly used protocols: OneWire, I2C, SPI & more
    • Store data on SD Card & in EEPROM
    • Build iOS applications using the MCV pattern & the UIKit components
    • Allow your applications to control Arduino and its hooked-up devices
    • Manage TCP/IP, UDP, and Bluetooth BLE communication between Arduino & iOS devices
    • Make your iOS application utilize the sensors available in iOS devices, including the accelerometer, gyroscope & compass
    • Develop iOS applications that use iBeacons
    Fabrizio Boco started learning about electronics when he was a teen, and began programming in 1980. He holds a degree in electronic engineering and is currently a freelance IT manager and architect with over 20 years of experience consulting for private and public companies in Italy. He has been an iOS developer since 2009, and has designed and developed Arduino Manager--an iOS, Mac OS X, and Android application that can be used to control Arduino (and Arduino-compatible) boards. For more details on the course and instructor, click here.

    Details & Requirements

    • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
    • Access options: download for offline access
    • Certification of completion not included
    • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
    • Experience level required: all levels

    Compatibility

    • Internet required (for download)
    • Basic knowledge of Arduino & iOS development required

    Internet of Things with Arduino Blueprints

    Develop Interactive, Arduino-Based Internet Projects with Ethernet & WiFi

    By Packt Publishing | in Online Courses

    Arduino is the ideal platform with which to experiment on Internet of Things projects, and this e-book the ideal medium through which to learn. You'll work through eight projects that will teach you how to assemble devices that communicate with one another, access data over the Internet, store and retrieve data, and interact with users. These projects also serve as blueprints for any other IoT projects you hope to tackle in the future.

    • Build Internet-based Arduino devices to secure your home w/ 210 pages of content
    • Connect sensors and actuators to the Arduino & access Internet data
    • Make a powerful Internet-controlled relay w/ an embedded web server to monitor & control home appliances
    • Build a portable Wi-Fi signal strength sensor to give haptic feedback about signal strength to the user
    • Measure water flow speed & volume w/ liquid flow sensors and record real-time readings
    • Set up motion-activated Arduino security cameras & upload images to the cloud
    • Implement real-time data logging of a solar panel voltage w/ Arduino cloud connectors
    • Track locations w/ GPS & upload location data to the cloud
    • Control a garage door light w/ your Twitter feed
    • Control infrared enabled devices w/ IR remote & Arduino
    Pradeeka Seneviratne is a software engineer with over 10 years of experience in computer programming and systems designing. He loves programming embedded systems such as Arduino and Raspberry Pi, and is currently a full-time software engineer who works with highly scalable technologies. Previously, he worked as a software engineer for several IT infrastructure and technology servicing companies, and was also a teacher for information technology and Arduino development. For more details on the course and instructor, click here.

    Details & Requirements

    • Length of time users can access this e-book: lifetime
    • Access options: download for offline access
    • Certification of completion not included
    • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
    • Experience level required: all levels

    Compatibility

    • Internet required (for download)
    • Basic knowledge of electronics recommended

    Arduino Android Blueprints

    Interface Arduino with Android to Create Engaging, Interactive Projects

    By Packt Publishing | in Online Courses

    Learn to build interactive electronic devices controllable from any Android device by working through a series of projects. Each project is explained in a step-by-step fashion, starting with the required components and hardware assembly instructions, meaning following along is easy even for beginners. Whether you're configuring an app to display tweets or controlling basic functions of the Arduino board, you'll consolidate your knowledge of all things Arduino and get up to speed in no time.

    • Build Wi-Fi or Bluetooth-controlled Arduino systems w/ 250 pages of content
    • Make a weather measurement station that can be monitored from Android
    • Build a smart power switch that can be controlled via Wi-Fi from Android
    • Monitor your home remotely with a wireless security camera
    • Control a servo motor w/ Bluetooth Low Energy using your phone's gyroscope
    • Open or close a door using voice controls or NFC
    • Control a mobile robot using Bluetooth Low Energy
    Marco Schwartz is an electrical engineer, entrepreneur, and blogger. His interests gravitate around electronics, home automation, the Arduino and Raspberry Pi platforms, open source hardware projects, and 3D printing. Meanwhile, Stefan Buttigieg is a medical doctor, mobile developer, and entrepreneur. He is currently pursuing a master's degree in health informatics and is the founder of MD Geeks, an online community at the intersection of healthcare and information technology. For more details on the course and instructor, click here.

    Details & Requirements

    • Length of time users can access this e-book: lifetime
    • Access options: download for offline access
    • Certification of completion not included
    • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
    • Experience level required: intermediate

    Compatibility

    • Internet required (for download)
    • Basic electronics & programming experience required

    Arduino Development Cookbook

    Access Over 50 Hands-On Recipes to Quickly Build & Understand Arduino Projects

    By Packt Publishing | in Online Courses

    Dive into over 50 step-by-step recipes to build virtually any Arduino project, whether simple or advanced. Topics encompass Arduino development essentials ranging from programming buttons to operating motors, managing sensors, and controlling displays. You'll also find tips and tricks for troubleshooting any development problems and pushing your project to the next level.

    • Master all principle aspects of integration using the Arduino w/ 246 pages of content
    • Learn tools & components needed to build engaging electronics
    • Make the most of your board w/ practical tips and tricks
    • Read data from sensors & take action based on the environment
    • Use the Arduino to turn on lights, write to screens, or play light shows
    • Manipulate motors & other actuators to control different objects' movement
    • Set up electronic circuits on a breadboard to interact w/ the Arduino
    • Explore hacks to push your project to the next level
    • Make your projects wireless & have them communicate with the computer
    Cornel Amariei is a Romanian inventor and entrepreneur in the fields of Robotics and 3D printing. He has been working with the Arduino platform since 2007, and has built hundreds of Arduino projects ranging from quadcopters to levitating magnets and underwater robots. Currently, he splits his time between his undergraduate studies in electric engineering and computer science at Jacobs University in Bremen, Germany, and his startups and R&D job. For more details on the course and instructor, click here.

    Details & Requirements

    • Length of time users can access this e-book: lifetime
    • Access options: download for offline access
    • Certification of completion not included
    • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
    • Experience level required: all levels

    Compatibility

    • Internet required (for download)

    Arduino Electronics Blueprints

    Make Common Electronic Devices Interact with an Arduino Board to Build Amazing Out-of-the-Box Projects

    By Packt Publishing | in Online Courses

    Whether you're a seasoned developer or an Arduino newbie, you'll find this book useful for building amazing smart electronic devices. Start by building a sound effects generator using recorded audio-wave files you've made or obtained from the Internet. You'll then build DC motor controllers operated by a web page, slide switch, or touch sensor, and end by constructing an electronic operating status display for an FM radio circuit using Arduino.

    • Build interactive electronic devices using the Arduino w/ 252 pages of content
    • Learn about web page, touch sensor, Bluetooth & infrared controls
    • Add SD & wave-file libraries to your Arduino code
    • Get to grips w/ SD card SPI communications
    • Interface an IR detection circuit to Arduino
    • Wire an OLED LCD to Arduino
    • Install the Nordic nRF8001 Bluetooth Low Energy code to Arduino
    • Build an HMI (Human Machine Interface) from a web page using JavaScript
    • Connect Arduino to a virtual server (Breakout.js)
    • Wire a small DC motor driver to Arduino w/ a transistor & diode circuit
    Don Wilcher is an electrical engineer who also moonlights as an author, instructor, and entrepreneur. He has experience working in various fields, including the automotive, industrial, and consumer industries, and teaches electrical engineering courses at ITT Tech. Don also spends his time developing Arduino and Raspberry Pi projects, writing DIY electronics books, and blogging for Design News Magazine. For more details on the course and instructor, click here.

    Details & Requirements

    • Length of time users can access this e-book: lifetime
    • Access options: download for offline access
    • Certification of completion not included
    • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
    • Experience level required: all levels

    Compatibility

    • Internet required (for download)

    Arduino Wearable Projects

    Design, Code & Build Exciting Wearable Projects Using Arduino Tools

    By Packt Publishing | in Online Courses

    If you're interested in designing and building your own wearables, the Arduino platform is perfect for you. With this e-book, you'll learn to create your own wearable projects by mastering different electronic components--such as LEDs and sensors--then applying your learnings through practical projects. You'll consolidate your new skills in your final project, utilizing all the concepts you've learned to create a smartwatch complete with fitness tracking, Internet-based notifications, GPS, and time-telling.

    • Develop a basic understanding of wearable computing w/ 218 pages of content
    • Learn about Arduino & compatible prototyping platforms suitable for creating wearables
    • Understand the design process surrounding the creation of wearable objects
    • Gain insight into materials suitable for developing wearable projects
    • Design & create projects w/ various kinds of electronic components: interactive bike gloves, GPRS locator watch, etc.
    • Dive into programming for interactivity
    • Learn how to connect & interface wearables w/ Bluetooth & Wi-Fi
    • Get your hands dirty w/ your own personalized designs
    Tony Olsson is an Arduino enthusiast and author of this e-book. For more details on the course and instructor, click here.

    Details & Requirements

    • Length of time users can access this e-book: lifetime
    • Access options: download for offline access
    • Certification of completion not included
    • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
    • Experience level required: all levels

    Compatibility

    • Internet required (for download)
    • Basic knowledge of Arduino programming recommended

    Arduino by Example

    Master the Arduino Platform By Getting Your Hands Dirty Designing & Building Real Projects

    By Packt Publishing | in Online Courses

    Arduino by Example is a project-oriented guide to help you fully utilize the power of one of the world's most powerful open source platforms, Arduino. This book demonstrates three projects ranging from a home automation project involving your lighting system to a simple robotic project to a touch sensor project. You will first learn the basic concepts such as how to get started with the Arduino, then develop the practical skills needed to successfully build Arduino-powered projects with real-life impact.

    • Master use of the Arduino inside & out w/ 242 pages of content
    • Integrate sensors to gather & effectively display environmental data
    • Add Bluetooth, Wi-Fi & other modules to allow the Arduino to communicate & send data between devices
    • Build automated projects to learn complex algorithms that mimic biological locomotion
    • Create simple servers to facilitate communication
    • Maximize the Arduino's capabilities w/ Python, Processing & other programming tools
    • Practice & learn basic programming etiquette
    Adith Jagadish Boloor is a mechanical engineering student at Purdue University. He is passionate about robotics, computer-aided design, rapid prototyping, and the Internet of Things, and seeks to pass on his knowledge through his Arduino e-book. For more details on the e-book and instructor, click here.

    Details & Requirements

    • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
    • Access options: download for offline access
    • Certification of completion not included
    • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
    • Experience level required: intermediate

    Compatibility

    • Internet required (for download)
    • Working Arduino system required
    • Some programming background required (ideally in C/C++)
    • Basic knowledge of Arduino recommended