This exciting series has been designed for electronics enthusiasts who want to get to grips with the inexpensive, immensely popular Arduino microcontroller, as well as coding enthusiasts who want to explore hardware and interfacing. Teach-In 8 provides a one-stop source of ideas and practical information.
The Arduino offers a remarkably effective platform for developing a huge variety of projects; from operating a set of Christmas tree lights to remotely controlling a robotic vehicle through wireless or the Internet. Teach-In 8 is based around a series of practical projects with plenty of information to customise each project. The projects can be combined together in many different ways in order to build more complex systems that can be used to solve a wide variety of home automation and environmental monitoring problems. To this end the series includes topics such as RF technology, wireless networking and remote Web access.
PIC n’Mix: PICs and the PICkit 3 – A beginners guide
By Mike O’Keefe
The why and how to build PIC-based projects.
An extra twelve-part series based around the popular PIC
microcontroller, including an LED Binary Clock project
By Ian Bell
State machines – Part 1
State machines – Part 2
On the free cover-mounted CDROM you will find software for Teach-In 8. Plus: PIC n’ MIX software, including Microchip’s PICkit 3 Starter Kit User’s Guide, MPLAB X IDE and the XC8 Compiler. Also included is LabNation’s SmartScope software.