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Safari’s Maker Collection

“I certainly had no idea that many years later we’d be talking about a global maker movement,” Dale Dougherty said. “Indeed, what has happened is simultaneously that making and the geeks behind it have broken into the mainstream. Making is now popular.”

The maker movement continues to grow in the size of the community, as well as the various types of interesting projects that are created. A few recent projects include everything from 3-D body scanners to sonic screwdrivers, and a 3-D printer created by Made in Space will blast off to arrive at the International Space Station in 2014.

Arduino is an open source electronics framework developed for easy-to-create robotics, and is highly popular with makers everywhere. We have published a number of high quality posts focused on Arduino. They have been well-received, garnering a lot of attention and comments from our readers. In case you missed them, here is a collection of these posts, with descriptions and links to other relevant material in the Safari Book’s Online catalog.

Resources in Safari Books Online

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These books and videos in Safari Books Online will help you enhance your Arduino project:

Getting Started with Arduino and iOS shows how to turn your iPhone or iPad into the hub of a distributed sensor network with the help of an Arduino microcontroller. In this video course, you’ll learn how to connect an external sensor to an iOS device and have them talk to each other through Arduino. You’ll also build an iOS application that will parse the sensor values it receives and plot the resulting measurements, all in real-time.
Getting Started with Arduino gives you lots of ideas for Arduino projects and helps you get started with them right away. From getting organized to putting the final touches on your prototype, all the information you need is right in the book.
Arduino Cookbook, 2nd Edition helps you create your own toys, remote controllers, alarms, detectors, robots, and many other projects with the Arduino device.
Beginning Arduino teaches by using an amazing set of 50 cool projects. You’ll progress from a complete beginner regarding Arduino programming and electronics knowledge to intermediate skills and the confidence to create your own amazing Arduino projects.

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