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Family Projects for Smart Objects

Book Description

"The Internet of Things" is the new buzzphrase, but what is it? A toaster that texts? The fitness band on your wrist? The camera in an infant's room? Sure, it's all of those things. But it's also your phone: an ultra-sophisticated sensor and communications system in your pocket or purse--capable of tracking your steps, capturing an image, or calling an Uber. And it is actually not hard or expensive to make a sensing, communicating object yourself. Doing so can be rewarding, fun, and even useful. This book teaches the basics of building sensors and communicating objects through a series of practical, demonstrative, and fun activities.

Table of Contents

  1. <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" xmlns:m="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML" xmlns:svg="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" xmlns:ibooks="http://vocabulary.itunes.apple.com/rdf/ibooks/vocabulary-extensions-1.0" class="chapnum">Chapter 1:</span> You Only Have to Do This Once You Only Have to Do This Once
    1. Steps
    2. All Together Now
    3. Fixes
  2. <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" xmlns:m="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML" xmlns:svg="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" xmlns:ibooks="http://vocabulary.itunes.apple.com/rdf/ibooks/vocabulary-extensions-1.0" class="chapnum">Chapter 2:</span> Hello Blinky World Hello Blinky World
    1. Concepts: Using Your Arduino
    2. Steps
    3. What’s Going On?
    4. Taking It Further
    5. Code Corner
    6. Your Next Project
  3. <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" xmlns:m="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML" xmlns:svg="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" xmlns:ibooks="http://vocabulary.itunes.apple.com/rdf/ibooks/vocabulary-extensions-1.0" class="chapnum">Chapter 3:</span> A Dark-Detecting Light A Dark-Detecting Light
    1. Concept: Sensing Light
    2. Steps
    3. What’s Going On?
    4. Code Corner
    5. Taking It Further
  4. <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" xmlns:m="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML" xmlns:svg="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" xmlns:ibooks="http://vocabulary.itunes.apple.com/rdf/ibooks/vocabulary-extensions-1.0" class="chapnum">Chapter 4:</span> Night Light Night Light
    1. Concepts: Sensing Light, Taking Action
    2. Steps
    3. Code Corner
    4. Taking It Further
  5. <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" xmlns:m="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML" xmlns:svg="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" xmlns:ibooks="http://vocabulary.itunes.apple.com/rdf/ibooks/vocabulary-extensions-1.0" class="chapnum">Chapter 5:</span> Ice, Ice Blinky Ice, Ice Blinky
    1. Concepts: Temperature Sensing
    2. Steps
    3. What’s Going On?
    4. Taking It Further
    5. Code Corner
  6. <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" xmlns:m="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML" xmlns:svg="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" xmlns:ibooks="http://vocabulary.itunes.apple.com/rdf/ibooks/vocabulary-extensions-1.0" class="chapnum">Chapter 6:</span> A Gentle Touch A Gentle Touch
    1. Concepts: Detecting Touch, Capacitance Sensing, Arduino Libraries
    2. Steps
    3. What’s Going On?
    4. Code Corner
    5. Taking It Further
  7. <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" xmlns:m="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML" xmlns:svg="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" xmlns:ibooks="http://vocabulary.itunes.apple.com/rdf/ibooks/vocabulary-extensions-1.0" class="chapnum">Chapter 7:</span> Someone Moved My Stuff! Someone Moved My Stuff!
    1. Concepts: Sensing Force
    2. Steps
    3. What’s Going On?
    4. Taking It Further
    5. Code Corner
  8. <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" xmlns:m="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML" xmlns:svg="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" xmlns:ibooks="http://vocabulary.itunes.apple.com/rdf/ibooks/vocabulary-extensions-1.0" class="chapnum">Chapter 8:</span> Electric Candle Electric Candle
    1. Concepts: Sensing Air Movement and Wind
    2. Steps
    3. What's Going On?
    4. Code Corner
    5. Taking It Further
  9. <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" xmlns:m="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML" xmlns:svg="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" xmlns:ibooks="http://vocabulary.itunes.apple.com/rdf/ibooks/vocabulary-extensions-1.0" class="chapnum">Chapter 9:</span> Invisible Ruler Invisible Ruler
    1. Concepts: Distance Sensing
    2. Steps
    3. What’s Going On?
    4. Code Corner
    5. Taking It Further
  10. <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" xmlns:m="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML" xmlns:svg="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" xmlns:ibooks="http://vocabulary.itunes.apple.com/rdf/ibooks/vocabulary-extensions-1.0" class="chapnum">Chapter 10:</span> Get Your Arduino Online Get Your Arduino Online
    1. Concepts: Connecting to the Internet with a WiFi Board
    2. Steps
    3. What’s Going On?
    4. Code Corner
    5. Taking It Further
  11. <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" xmlns:m="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML" xmlns:svg="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" xmlns:ibooks="http://vocabulary.itunes.apple.com/rdf/ibooks/vocabulary-extensions-1.0" class="chapnum">Chapter 11:</span> Do I Need an Umbrella Today? Do I Need an Umbrella Today?
    1. Concepts: Reading Useful Information Online, Using an “API”
    2. Steps
    3. What’s Going On?
    4. Code Corner
    5. Taking It Further
  12. <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" xmlns:m="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML" xmlns:svg="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" xmlns:ibooks="http://vocabulary.itunes.apple.com/rdf/ibooks/vocabulary-extensions-1.0" class="chapnum">Chapter 12:</span> Send Email with a Button Send Email with a Button
    1. Concepts: Triggering Things Online, Using IFTTT
    2. Steps
    3. What’s Going On?
    4. Code Corner
    5. Taking It Further
  13. <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" xmlns:m="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML" xmlns:svg="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" xmlns:ibooks="http://vocabulary.itunes.apple.com/rdf/ibooks/vocabulary-extensions-1.0" class="chapnum">Chapter 13:</span> Online Temperature Tracker Online Temperature Tracker
    1. Concepts: Logging and Charting Sensor Data Online
    2. Steps
    3. What’s Going On?
    4. Code Corner
    5. Taking It Further
  14. <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" xmlns:m="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML" xmlns:svg="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" xmlns:ibooks="http://vocabulary.itunes.apple.com/rdf/ibooks/vocabulary-extensions-1.0" class="chapnum">Afterword:</span> Make More Projects Make More Projects
  15. <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" xmlns:m="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML" xmlns:svg="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" xmlns:ibooks="http://vocabulary.itunes.apple.com/rdf/ibooks/vocabulary-extensions-1.0" class="chapnum">Appendix A:</span> Everything You Need Everything You Need
    1. Ingredients
    2. Tools
    3. WiFi Service
  16. <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" xmlns:m="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML" xmlns:svg="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" xmlns:ibooks="http://vocabulary.itunes.apple.com/rdf/ibooks/vocabulary-extensions-1.0" class="chapnum">Appendix B:</span> All of the Code All of the Code
    1. Hello Blinky World
    2. A Dark-Detecting Light
    3. Night Light
    4. Ice, Ice, Blinky
    5. A Gentle Touch
    6. Moved Stuff Alarm
    7. Electric Candle
    8. Invisible Ruler
    9. Get Your Arduino Online
    10. Do I Need an Umbrella Today?
    11. Send Email with a Button
    12. Online Temperature Tracker