Practical AVR Microcontrollers

Games, Gadgets, and Home Automation with the Microcontroller Used in Arduino

  • Authors
  • Alan Trevennor

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. The Basics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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  3. The Projects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
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  4. Back Matter
    Pages 333-386

About this book


In Practical AVR Microcontrollers, you’ll learn how to use the AVR microcontroller to make your own nifty projects and gadgets. You’ll start off with the basics in part one: setting up your development environment and learning how the "naked" AVR differs from the Arduino. Then you’ll gain experience by building a few simple gizmos and learning how everything can be interconnected.

In part two, we really get into the goodies: projects! Each project will show you exactly what software and hardware you need, and will provide enough detail that you can adapt it to your own needs and parts availability. Some of the projects you’ll make:

  • An illuminated secret panel
  • A hallway lighting system with a waterfall effect
  • A crazy lightshow
  • Visual effects gizmos like a Moire wheel and shadow puppets

In addition, you'll design and implement some home automation projects, including working with wired and wireless setups. Along the way, you'll design a useable home automation protocol and look at a variety of hardware setups. 

Whether you’re new to electronics, or you just want to see what you can do with an AVR outside of an Arduino, Practical AVR Microcontrollers is the book for you.

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