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Science and Engineering Projects Using the Arduino and Raspberry Pi

Explore STEM Concepts with Microcomputers


  • Conduct science and engineering experiments with the Raspberry Pi and Arduino

  • Measure and simulate real world and off-world conditions

  • Go beyond practical application to understand the theories and concepts behind these projects


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Paul Bradt, David Bradt
    Pages 1-18
  3. Paul Bradt, David Bradt
    Pages 19-36
  4. Paul Bradt, David Bradt
    Pages 37-42
  5. Paul Bradt, David Bradt
    Pages 43-70
  6. Paul Bradt, David Bradt
    Pages 85-148
  7. Paul Bradt, David Bradt
    Pages 149-217
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 219-238

About this book


Hone your understanding of science and engineering concepts with the versatile Arduino microcontroller and powerful Raspberry Pi mini-computer. The simple, straightforward, fun projects in this book use the Arduino and Raspberry Pi to build systems that explore key scientific concepts and develop engineering skills. 

Areas explored include force/acceleration, heat transfer, light, and astronomy.  You'll work with advanced tools, such as data logging, advanced design, manufacturing, and assembly techniques that will take you beyond practical application of the projects you'll be creating. 

Technology is ever evolving and changing. This book goes beyond simple how-tos to teach you the concepts behind these projects and sciences. You'll gain the skills to observe and adapt to changes in technology as you work through fun and easy projects that explore fundamental concepts of engineering and science.

You will:
  • Measure the acceleration of a car you're riding in
  • Simulate zero gravity
  • Calculate the heat transfer in and out of your house
  • Photography the moon and planets


Raspberry Pi STEM Arduino Engineering Astro-photography data logging

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.HoustonUSA
  2. 2.HoustonUSA

About the authors

Paul Bradt has a BS in Computer Science from University of Houston Clear Lake. He currently runs a small company that provides IT support and works as a contractor developing various computer programs. He has worked extensively with microcomputers like Arduino and Pi and believes them to be excellent tools for developing an understanding of how electronic components and hardware interact in integrated systems. He also believes they are very useful as teaching aids in learning the basics of computer programming. Paul likes to promote STEM concepts through hands-on techniques. 

David Bradt has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from New Mexico State University with many years of experience in engineering, safety, reliability, industrial equipment, petrochemical and NASA. He likes using tools like the Raspberry Pi and the Arduino to capture data to help form the basis for informed analysis of the physical world. He enjoys building all kinds of systems and is an amateur astronomer.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Science and Engineering Projects Using the Arduino and Raspberry Pi
  • Book Subtitle Explore STEM Concepts with Microcomputers
  • Authors Paul Bradt
    David Bradt
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Paul Bradt and David Bradt 2020
  • Publisher Name Apress, Berkeley, CA
  • eBook Packages Professional and Applied Computing Professional and Applied Computing (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4842-5810-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4842-5811-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXI, 238
  • Number of Illustrations 126 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Hardware and Maker
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
IT & Software