Arduino Takes Over Your Electronics and Wardrobe with “Learn Electronics with Arduino” and “Arduino Wearables"

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Apress authors Don Wilcher and Tony Olsson put a different spin on Arduino capabilities with their new books.

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Apress continues to push the envelope of technological limits with the help of Tony Olsson and Don Wilcher, authors of “Arduino Wearables” and “Learn Electronics with Arduino,” respectively. For those who are unaware of what Arduino is, the open-source single-board microcontroller is predominantly used to control electronics with more ease. The technology is mostly associated with allowing hobbyists to create robotics and LED lighting projects. However, Olsson and Wilcher have taken these abilities a step further and have now added LED dresses, beat box hoodies, solar-powered hand bags, an interactive light sequencer, a music box and an electronic singing bird into the mix.

“Arduino Wearables” is the first book ever on the market to deal specifically with Arduino-based wearables. The book is a comprehensive guide to Arduino and wearable computing. Olsson introduces readers to the basics of Arduino and Lilypad and then navigates through ten DIY projects from beginning to end that vary from novice to complex. LED jewelry, sound-enabled shirts, electronically-enhanced dresses, and synthesizer ties are just some of the cutting-edge projects that are included. “Learn Electronics with Arduino” offers readers a chance to build cool, innovative software-controlled electronic gadgets. Author Don Wilcher uses the discovery method of teaching hobbyists through modification, reuse and experimentation. Soon readers will be mastering the basics so they’ll be able to create motor controllers and robotic arms.

These books are targeted to reach students, hobbyists and professionals alike. Fashion Designers will also benefit from “Arduino Wearables” by adding an extra unexpected electronic element to their designs with Arduino capabilities. Readers with no prior Arduino or engineering experience will benefit from a deep understanding and knowledge of these new practices upon the completion of these titles.

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"Arduino Wearables"
By Tony Olsson
ISBN 978-1-4302-4359-5
400 pages
User Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Publication Date: July 11, 2012
Available eBook Formats : EPUB, MOBI, PDF
Print Book Price : $39.99
eBook Price: $27.99

"Learn Electronics with Arduino"
By Don Wilcher
ISBN 978-1-4302-4266-6
300 pages
User Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Publication Date: July 4, 2012
Available eBook Formats : EPUB, MOBI, PDF
Print Book Price : $39.99
eBook Price: $27.99

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