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Arduino for Beginners (Que Video)

Video Description

These quick and simple video tutorials are the perfect way to break into the Arduino space. John Baichtal leads you through the fundamentals in an easy to follow learning path. In no time at all you will become familiar with the Arduino hardware. You’ll learn how to program the Arduino and connect sensors.

John Baichtal got his start writing blog posts for Wired's legendary GeekDad blog as well as the DIYer's bible MAKE Magazine. From there he branched out into authoring books about toys, tools, robots, and hobby electronics. He is the co-author of The Cult of Lego (No Starch) and author of Hack This: 24 Incredible Hackerspace Projects from the DIY Movement as well as Basic Robot Building With Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0 (both from Que). Most recently he wrote Make: Lego and Arduino Projects for MAKE, collaborating with Adam Wolf and Matthew Beckler. He lives in Minneapolis, MN, with his wife and three children.

Table of Contents

  1. Part One: Getting Started
    1. Getting Started 00:07:04
    2. Anatomy of the Arduino 00:07:56
    3. Downloading & Checking out the IDE (Libraries) 00:11:57
    4. Plugging in the Arduino as well as launching & uploading a sketch 00:05:13
    5. Tools you might need 00:04:32
  2. Part Two: Simple Sketches
    1. Examining the Blink Sketch. Introduction to the serial monitor 00:11:03
    2. Using a button, potentiometer, & light sensor to control a LED 00:09:43
    3. Controlling a bicolor LED with a switch 00:08:52
    4. Proximity alarm with a PIR 00:08:31
    5. Controlling a RGB LED module 00:07:28
  3. Part Three: Programming
    1. Finding code including example code from IDE & Arduino playground 00:07:27
    2. Learning about Libraries 00:07:47
    3. Comparisons, Variables, & If/Else 00:06:58
    4. Switch/Case, While, & Interrupts 00:09:35
    5. Bebugging Using the Serial Monitor 00:10:22
  4. Part Four: All About Motors
    1. Exploring seromotors & how to control them with an Arduino 00:07:30
    2. Exploring stepper & how to control them with an Arduino 00:06:43
    3. Solenoids & how to control them with an Arduino 00:07:25
    4. Controlling a DC Motor with PWM 00:10:10
    5. Using a Motor Shield 00:12:15
  5. Part Five: Examining Sensors
    1. Hooking up an accelerometer to your Ardunino 00:10:46
    2. Using a Color Sensor to gather data 00:07:41
    3. Measuring temperature & humidity with your Arduino 00:10:23
    4. Connecting a hall effect sensor to your Arduino 00:08:50
    5. Setting up an infared sensor 00:11:18
  6. Part Six: Projects
    1. Creating a LED matrix 00:12:09
    2. Building a digital clock 00:09:33
    3. Making an art bot 00:10:45
    4. Building a noisemaker with potentiometers & a light sensor 00:09:48
    5. Connecting Two Arduinos Wirelessly 00:08:48