Getting Started with Adafruit FLORA

Making Wearables with an Arduino-Compatible Electronics Platform

Author: Becky Stern,Tyler Cooper

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1457183188

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 112

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This book introduces readers to building wearable electronics projects using Adafruit's tiny FLORA board: at 4.4 grams, and only 1.75 inches in diameter, and featuring Arduino compatibility, it's the most beginner-friendly way to create wearable projects. This book shows you how to plan your wearable circuits, sew with electronics, and write programs that run on the FLORA to control the electronics. The FLORA family includes an assortment of sensors, as well as RGB LEDs that let you add lighting to your wearable projects.

Getting Started with Adafruit Trinket

15 Projects with the Low-Cost AVR ATtiny85 Board

Author: Mike Barela

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1457186454

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 258

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Arduino's ubiquity and simplicity has led to a gigantic surge in the use of microcontrollers to build programmable electronics project. Despite the low cost of Arduino, you're still committing about $30 worth of hardware every time you build a project that has an Arduino inside. This is where Adafruit's Trinket comes in. Arduino-compatible, one-third the price, and low-power, the Trinket lets you make inexpensive and powerful programmable electronic projects. Written by one of the authors of Adafruit's Trinket documentation, Getting Started with Trinket gets you up and running quickly with this board, and gives you some great projects to inspire your own creations.

Arduino Wearables

Author: Tony Olsson

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430243600

Category: Computers

Page: 336

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You've probably seen LED-decorated t-shirts and hats, and maybe even other electronic gadgets embedded in clothing, but with Arduino Wearables you can learn to make your own wearable electronic creations. This book is an introduction to wearable computing, prototyping, and smart materials using the Arduino platform. Every chapter takes you all the way from idea to finished project. Even if you have no experience with Arduino, this book will get you set up with all the materials, software, and hardware you need; you'll complete simple projects first, and then build on your growing expertise to make more complex projects. By the end of the book, you'll have learned: Electronics basics How to prototype successfully Arduino programming How to design and build your own wearable Arduino creations Along the way you'll create fun and inspiring wearables, such as: An LED bracelet: learn the basics of wearable electronics A synthesizer tie: accept user input and create output in response A solar-powered glow in the dark bag: create self-sufficient wearables A shape memory flower: store state and manipulate your wearables An EL wire dress: add designer touches to your wearables A beatbox hoodie: use a voice-activated sequencer and skin resistance to create the coolest of urban wearables Arduino Wearables is the complete guide to getting started with Arduino and wearable computing. The 10 inspiring projects to make, learn from, and build upon will equip you for creating your own projects; the only limit is your imagination.

Arduino Robotic Projects

Author: Richard Grimmett

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1783989831

Category: Computers

Page: 240

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This book is for anyone who has been curious about using Arduino to create robotic projects that were previously the domain of research labs of major universities or defense departments. Some programming background is useful, but if you know how to use a PC, you can, with the aid of the step-by-step instructions in this book, construct complex robotic projects that can roll, walk, swim, or fly.

Make: Wearable Electronics

Design, prototype, and wear your own interactive garments

Author: Kate Hartman

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1449336787

Category: Computers

Page: 280

View: 7979

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What if your clothing could change color to complement your skin tone, respond to your racing heartbeat, or connect you with a loved one from afar? Welcome to the world of shoes that can dynamically shift your height, jackets that display when the next bus is coming, and neckties that can nudge your business partner from across the room. Whether it be for fashion, function, or human connectedness, wearable electronics can be used to design interactive systems that are intimate and engaging. Make: Wearable Electronics is intended for those with an interest in physical computing who are looking to create interfaces or systems that live on the body. Perfect for makers new to wearable tech, this book introduces you to the tools, materials, and techniques for creating interactive electronic circuits and embedding them in clothing and other things you can wear. Each chapter features experiments to get you comfortable with the technology and then invites you to build upon that knowledge with your own projects. Fully illustrated with step-by-step instructions and images of amazing creations made by artists and professional designers, this book offers a concrete understanding of electronic circuits and how you can use them to bring your wearable projects from concept to prototype.

Fashionable Technology

The Intersection of Design, Fashion, Science, and Technology

Author: Sabine Seymour

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783211999103

Category: Art

Page: 249

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The interplay of electronic textiles and wearable technology, wearables for short, and fashion, design and science is a highly promising and topical subject. Offered here is a compact survey of the theory involved and an explanation of the role technology plays in a fabric or article of clothing. The practical application is explained in detail and numerous illustrations serve as clarification. Over 50 well-known designers, research institutes, companies and artists, among them Philips, Burton, MIT Media Lab, XS Labs, New York University, Hussein Chalayan, Cute Circuit or International Fashion Machines are introduced by means of their latest, often still unpublished, project, and a survey of their work to date. Given for the first time is a list of all the relevant information on research institutes, materials, publications etc. A must for all those wishing to know everything about fashionable technology.

Sew Electric

A Collection of DIY Projects That Combine Fabric, Electronics, and Sewing

Author: Leah Buechley,Kanjun Qiu

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780989795609

Category: Arduino (Programmable controller)

Page: 185

View: 1909

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If you're interested in interactive toys, light-up fashions, or smart accessories, this book is for you! Sew Electric is a set of hands-on LilyPad Arduino tutorials that bring together craft, electronics, and programming. The book walks you through the process of designing and making a series of quirky customizable projects including a sparkling bracelet, a glow in the dark bookmark, a fabric piano, and a monster that sings when you hold its hands. Play with cutting-edge technologies and learn sewing, programming, and circuit design along the way. It's a book for all ages. Explore the projects with your friends, your parents, your kids, or your students! - from Amazon (from back cover.)

Family Projects for Smart Objects

Tabletop Projects That Respond to Your World

Author: John Keefe

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1680451197

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

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"The Internet of Things" is the new buzzphrase, but what is it? A toaster that texts? The fitness band on your wrist? The camera in an infant's room? Sure, it's all of those things. But it's also your phone: an ultra-sophisticated sensor and communications system in your pocket or purse--capable of tracking your steps, capturing an image, or calling an Uber. And it is actually not hard or expensive to make a sensing, communicating object yourself. Doing so can be rewarding, fun, and even useful. This book teaches the basics of building sensors and communicating objects through a series of practical, demonstrative, and fun activities.

Soft Circuits

Crafting E-Fashion with DIY Electronics

Author: Kylie Peppler,Melissa Gresalfi,Katie Salen Tekinbas,Rafi Santo,Leah Buechley

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262027844

Category: Computers

Page: 408

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Introducing students to the world of wearable technology.

Building Open Source Hardware

DIY Manufacturing for Hackers and Makers

Author: Alicia Gibb

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0133373908

Category: Computers

Page: 368

View: 373

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This is the first hands-on guide to the entire process of designing and manufacturing open source hardware. Drawing on extensive personal experience with DIY, maker, and hardware hacking projects, industry-leading contributors share proven approaches to design, remixing, fabrication, manufacturing, troubleshooting, licensing, documentation, and running an open source hardware business. Part I covers the emergence and evolution of open source hardware, what open source hardware licenses mean, and the growing role of standards in making hardware more open. Part II offers contributors’ expert advice on key tasks, ranging from creating derivatives to using source files. Part III turns to production, showing how to manufacture at multiple scales–from personal to commercial. Appendixes provide valuable checklists for design, manufacture, security, and documentation. And to foster even more hands-on learning and experimentation, the low-cost Blinky Buildings open source hardware kit is used as an example throughout. Learn how to Get involved in the open source hardware community–its history and values Develop designs you can successfully prototype and manufacture Walk step by step through making derivatives from existing projects Build open source 3D printers, and remix 3D printable objects Create open source wearables Work with diverse source files, from electronics to other physical materials Fabricate your own designs Move from prototype to commercial manufacturing, and troubleshoot problems Choose a business model and build a profitable open source hardware company Avoid pitfalls associated with trademarks, copyrights, patents, and licensing Write documentation other hardware hackers can use Use open source hardware in education, helping students learn without boundaries

Getting Started with Processing.py

Making Interactive Graphics with Python's Processing Mode

Author: Allison Parrish,Ben Fry,Casey Reas

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1457186799

Category: Computers

Page: 242

View: 650

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Processing opened up the world of programming to artists, designers, educators, and beginners. The Processing.py Python implementation of Processing reinterprets it for today's web. This short book gently introduces the core concepts of computer programming and working with Processing. Written by the co-founders of the Processing project, Reas and Fry, along with co-author Allison Parrish, Getting Started with Processing.py is your fast track to using Python's Processing mode.

Arduino Wearable Projects

Author: Tony Olsson

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785282794

Category: Computers

Page: 218

View: 8443

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Design, code, and build exciting wearable projects using Arduino tools About This Book Develop an interactive program using sensors and actuators suitable with wearables Understand wearable programming with the help of hands-on projects Explore different wearable design processes in the Arduino platform and customize them to fit your individual needs Who This Book Is For This book is intended for readers who are familiar with the Arduino platform and want to learn more about creating wearable projects. No previous experience in wearables is expected, although a basic knowledge of Arduino programming will help. What You Will Learn Develop a basic understanding of wearable computing Learn about Arduino and its compatible prototyping platforms suitable for creating wearables Understand the design process surrounding the creation of wearable objects Gain insight into the materials suitable for developing wearable projects Design and create projects including interactive bike gloves, GPRS locator watch, and more using various kinds of electronic components Discover programming for interactivity Learn how to connect and interface wearables' with Bluetooth and WiFi Get your hands dirty with your own personalized designs In Detail The demand for smart wearable technologies is becoming more popular day by day. The Arduino platform was developed keeping wearables, such as watches that track your location or shoes that count the miles you've run, in mind. It is basically an open-source physical computing platform based on a simple microcontroller board and a development environment in which you create the software for the board. If you're interested in designing and creating your own wearables, this is an excellent platform for you. This book provides you with the skills and understanding to create your own wearable projects. The book covers different prototyping boards which are compatible with the Arduino platform and are suitable for creating wearable projects. Each chapter of the book covers a project in which knowledge and skills are introduced gradually, making the book suitable for all kinds of readers. You begin your journey with understanding electronic components, including LEDs and sensors, to get yourself up to scratch and comfortable with different components. You will then gain hands-on experience by creating your very first wearable project, a pair of interactive bike gloves that help you cycle at night. This is followed by a project making your own funky LED glasses and a cool GPS watch. You'll also delve into other projects including creating your own keyless doorlock, wearable NFC tags, a fitness-tracking device, and a WiFi-enabled spark board. The final project is a compilation of the previous concepts used where you make your own smart watch with fitness tracking, internet-based notifications, GPS, and of course time telling. Style and approach This is a project-based book that introduces each project to the reader step-by-step. Each project starts out by covering all the components individually, and then explains how to combine them into interactive objects. Each project contains an easy-to-follow guide to design and implement the electronics into wearable objects.

Prototyping for Designers

Developing the Best Digital and Physical Products

Author: Kathryn McElroy

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491954035

Category: Computers

Page: 326

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Prototyping and user testing is the best way to create successful products, but many designers skip this important step and use gut instinct instead. By explaining the goals and methodologies behind prototyping—and demonstrating how to prototype for both physical and digital products—this practical guide helps beginning and intermediate designers become more comfortable with creating and testing prototypes early and often in the process. Author Kathryn McElroy explains various prototyping methods, from fast and dirty to high fidelity and refined, and reveals ways to test your prototypes with users. You’ll gain valuable insights for improving your product, whether it’s a smartphone app or a new electronic gadget. Learn similarities and differences between prototyping for physical and digital products Know what fidelity level is needed for different prototypes Get best practices for prototyping in a variety of mediums, and choose which prototyping software or components to use Learn electronics prototyping basics and resources for getting started Write basic pseudocode and translate it into usable code for Arduino Conduct user tests to gain insights from prototypes

Getting Started with Sensors

Measure the World with Electronics, Arduino, and Raspberry Pi

Author: Kimmo Karvinen,Tero Karvinen

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1449367046

Category: Computers

Page: 140

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To build electronic projects that can sense the physical world, you need to build circuits based around sensors: electronic components that react to physical phenomena by sending an electrical signal. Even with only basic electronic components, you can build useful and educational sensor projects. But if you incorporate Arduino or Raspberry Pi into your project, you can build much more sophisticated projects that can react in interesting ways and even connect to the Internet. This book starts by teaching you the basic electronic circuits to read and react to a sensor. It then goes on to show how to use Arduino to develop sensor systems, and wraps up by teaching you how to build sensor projects with the Linux-powered Raspberry Pi.

Learn Electronics with Arduino

Author: Don Wilcher

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430242671

Category: Computers

Page: 280

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Have you ever wondered how electronic gadgets are created? Do you have an idea for a new proof-of-concept tech device or electronic toy but have no way of testing the feasibility of the device? Have you accumulated a junk box of electronic parts and are now wondering what to build? Learn Electronics with Arduino will answer these questions to discovering cool and innovative applications for new tech products using modification, reuse, and experimentation techniques. You'll learn electronics concepts while building cool and practical devices and gadgets based on the Arduino, an inexpensive and easy-to-program microcontroller board that is changing the way people think about home-brew tech innovation. Learn Electronics with Arduino uses the discovery method. Instead of starting with terminology and abstract concepts, You'll start by building prototypes with solderless breadboards, basic components, and scavenged electronic parts. Have some old blinky toys and gadgets lying around? Put them to work! You'll discover that there is no mystery behind how to design and build your own circuits, practical devices, cool gadgets, and electronic toys. As you're on the road to becoming an electronics guru, you'll build practical devices like a servo motor controller, and a robotic arm. You'll also learn how to make fun gadgets like a sound effects generator, a music box, and an electronic singing bird.

Designing for Wearables

Effective UX for Current and Future Devices

Author: Scott Sullivan

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491944102

Category: Computers

Page: 194

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Now may be the perfect time to enter the wearables industry. With the range of products that have appeared in recent years, you can determine which ideas resonate with users and which don’t before leaping into the market. In this practical guide, author Scott Sullivan examines the current wearables ecosystem and then demonstrates the impact that service design in particular will have on these types of devices going forward. You’ll learn about the history and influence of activity trackers, smartwatches, wearable cameras, the controversial Google Glass experiment, and other devices that have come out of the recent Wild West period. This book also dives into many other aspects of wearables design, including tools for creating new products and methodologies for measuring their usefulness. You’ll explore: Emerging types of wearable technologies How to design services around wearable devices Key concepts that govern service design Prototyping processes and tools such as Arduino and Processing The importance of storytelling for introducing new wearables How wearables will change our relationship with computers

Crafting Wearables

Blending Technology with Fashion

Author: Sibel Deren Guler,Madeline Gannon,Kate Sicchio

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484218086

Category: Computers

Page: 216

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Enter the exciting intersection of technology and fashion known as wearable computing. Learn about the future of electronics in clothing and textiles, and be a part of creating that future! Crafting Wearables begins with the history of the field, then covers current practices and future trends. You will gain deeper insight into the strategy behind the design of wearable devices while learning about the tools and materials needed to start your own wearables toolbox. In a time when consumer electronics are becoming smaller and seamlessly integrated into our lives, it is important to understand how technology can improve and augment your lifestyle. Wearables are in a sense the most organic and natural interface we can design, yet there is still doubt about how quickly wearable technologies will become the cultural norm. Furthermore, skills that have become less valuable over the years, such as sewing, are making a return with the wearables movement. Gives a better understanding of wearable technology and how it has evolved Teaches basic skills and techniques to familiarize you with the tools and materials Showcases breakthrough designs and discoveries that impact our everyday interactions What You'll Learn Learn the history of how technology in fashion has evolved over time Discover interesting materials and fabrics for use in wearable technology Glimpse new tools for designing wearable technology and fashion Rediscover sewing and related skills that every wearables enthusiast should learn Learn how new techniques in textile manufacturing could disrupt the fashion industry Understand and respond to the cultural and societal developments around wearables Who This Book Is For The curious designer, engineer, or creative who is looking for insight into the world of fashion technology. It is for someone who wants to start exploring wearables with basic projects and dig deeper into the methods and tools of an expert. Crafting Wearables is intended to impart comprehensive general knowledge of the state of wearables in different industries while providing a well-curated list of example projects and resources by which to begin your personal journey into e-textiles. It is a wonderful read for those who are looking to expand their understanding of fashion and technology from both a hands-on and research-based perspective.

Learn Electronics with Arduino

An Illustrated Beginner's Guide to Physical Computing

Author: Jody Culkin,Eric Hagan

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1680453718

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

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This book is your introduction to to physical computing with the Arduino microcontroller platform. No prior experience is required, not even an understanding of basic electronics. With color illustrations, easy-to-follow explanations, and step-by-step instructions, the book takes the beginner from building simple circuits on a breadboard to setting up the Arduino IDE and downloading and writing sketches to run on the Arduino. Readers will be introduced to basic electronics theory and programming concepts, as well as to digital and analog inputs and outputs. Throughout the book, debugging practices are highlighted, so novices will know what to do if their circuits or their code doesn't work for the current project and those that they embark on later for themselves. After completing the projects in this book, readers will have a firm basis for building their own projects with the Arduino. Written for absolute beginners with no prior knowledge of electronics or programming Filled with detailed full-color illustrations that make concepts and procedures easy to follow An accessible introduction to microcontrollers and physical computing Step-by-step instructions for projects that teach fundamental skills Includes a variety of Arduino-based projects using digital and analog input and output

Making Things Talk

Practical Methods for Connecting Physical Objects

Author: Tom Igoe

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596510519

Category: Computers

Page: 426

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Provides instructions for building a variety of projects that are able to communicate with one another, including a video game controlled by a stuffed monkey and a battery powered GPS that reports its location over Bluetooth.

Getting Started with Adafruit Circuit Playground Express

The Multipurpose Learning and Development Board from Adafruit

Author: Mike Barela

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781680454888

Category: Computers

Page: 188

View: 1587

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In this special early release ebook (still a little rough around the edges in terms of design and editing) you'll discover the most powerful low-cost creative development platform available! From Adafruit Industries, a leader in products to Makers, designers, students young and old, comes the Circuit Playground Express. Connect it to your PC/Mac/Linux device, and you can be programming interactive projects in minutes. You have a choice of programming environments to choose from: Python, the Microsoft MakeCode graphical building block environment, C/C++ via the Arduino development environment and JavaScript.ment their ideas.