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Junk Box Arduino : Ten Projects in Upcycled Electronics (Paperback) (James R. Strickland)
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Nobody likes to throw old electronics away. They might be good for something. With an Arduino and this book, they are. You can use that old junk for hours of entertainment, and learn computer technology more deeply along the way. Use your existing Arduino to build the Cestino (Arduino compatible) board and use it for nine other electronics projects, from a logic probe to a microprocessor explorer, and learn some advanced, old-school techniques along the way.
You'll definitely come away with a new, powerful Cestino (it means recycle bin) Arduino-compatible that you'll put together on your breadboard, where you can get at all of its guts. The Cestino build is one of the projects in this book, and is meant to give a common environment for the rest of the projects, which all work with an official Arduino with sufficient pins, such as the Mega 2560. Port and pin assignments will be different. The Cestino can be built using nearly any Arduino, or with a dedicated EPROM/EEPROM burner capable of programming 40 pin DIP Atmel ATmega1284.
Bonus materials include extensions to the Cestino, Sourceforge links for updated code, and all the source-code for the projects.
This book is the ultimate have-fun-while-challenging-your-skills guide for the hundreds of thousands of creative-minded Arduino hackers, every one of them tinkerers, artists, engineers, students, children and adults.