Make: Arduino Bots and Gadgets: Six Embedded Projects with Open Source Hardware and Software
Want to build your own robots, turn your ideas into prototypes, control devices with a computer, or make your own cell phone applications? It’s a snap with this book and the Arduino open source electronic prototyping platform. Embedded systems are everywhere -- inside cars, children’s toys, robots, and mobile phones. With Arduino, building your own embedded gadgets is easy, even for beginners.

"Must-Have Idea Book for Physical Computing, Mechatronics, Arts & Crafts Fabrication" Ira Laefsky (Philadelphia, PA)

This book gets you started with six fun projects you can build for under $100 each: a stalker guard, robot insect, interactive painting, wireless smart home controller, boxing timer, and a cell phonecontrolled soccer robot. You’ll get impressive results quickly and gain the know-how and experience you need to invent your own gadgets.

"Exceptionally clear instructions and excellent supporting photography make it a joy to use." John Brady (USA)

• Discover Arduino, the popular single board microcontroller
• Get a great introduction to robots and electronic projects
• Learn how to turn ideas into working physical prototypes
• Use Android phones as remote controls in your projects
• Get everyone involved with projects that even beginners can build

"This one will help you get started building useful robotic devices with Arduino microcontrollers, sensors, and shields. Worth every dime!" James B Sloan

"I've been an embedded programmer for most of my career, and this is the first time I could afford to play with an embedded system at home. So, with Ardunio you can buy a $50 embedded system, get the software free, and use this book to see how to take advantage of them to do some really neat things." Lawrence Maturo "Larry" (Austin, Texas United States)