Ultimate Arduino Handbook: Free And Open Source Arduino Lover’s Delight!

By on October 19, 2017
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It is a truly rare and exciting treat when a fellow Maker pours their heart and soul into a work that radically enriches the Maker Community as a whole – and even more so, when it’s both free and open source.

Ultimate Arduino Handbook creator, Mark Maffei has done exactly that under a Creative Commons BY SA license via the Internet Archive.
It contains well over 200 pages of pure gold content covering the entire spectrum of Arduino awesomeness, with a distinct focus on neurohacking (aka “brainhacking, “consciousness hacking”).

From its crisp, clean layout to its well-organized navigational structure, the Ultimate Arduino Handbook is an indispensable and truly savory handbook for avid Arduino aficionados of all different knowledge and skill levels.



Table Of Contents

Legal Notices & Warnings

Acknowledgements & Attribution

Brief Word From The Editor

Section I: Core Essentials

Part 1: Arduino Essentials

  • Arduino/Genuino UNO Board Anatomy
  • Digital Pins
  • Analog Input Pins
  • Memory
  • Arduino IDE Basics
  • Arduino IDE Anatomy
  • Sketch Basics

Simple Experiments & Examples:

  • Bare Minimum Code Needed
  • Blink
  • Analog Read Serial
  • Digital Read Serial
  • Fade
  • Read Analog Voltage
  • Blink Without Delay
  • Button
  • Debounce
  • Input Pullup Serial
  • State Change/Edge Detection For Pushbuttons
  • Simple 3-Tone Keyboard Using Analog Sensors
  • Play A Melody Using The tone() Function

Part 2: Digital Electronics Essentials

  • Digital Numeration Basics
  • Binary Arithmetic
  • Digital Signals & Logic Gates
  • Practical Gates
  • The “Buffer” Gate
  • Multiple-Input Gates

Part 3: Handy Tables, Charts & Formulas

Misc. Conversions & Formulas

  • Ohm’s Law
  • Kirchhoff’s Law
  • Misc. Electrical Conversions
  • Metric Prefix Scale
  • Scientific Notation Basics
  • pH Scale Chart
  • Electron Basics
  • Body Resistance Chart
  • Solid/Round Conductor Wire Table
  • The Bel & dB

Resistor Essentials

Semiconductor Essentials

  • Diode Basics
  • Transistor Basics
  • SCR & GTO Essentials

Series/Parallel Circuit Notes

Thermocouple Basics

Strain Gauge Basics

Battery Ah Capacities

Conductor Ampacities & Resistances

Capacitance Keynotes

Inductor Essentials

Table of Electrical Symbols

Section II: Exploring The Pleasures Of Neurohacking

Part 1: Brainwave Entrainment Basics

  • Brief Introduction
  • Brainwave Entrainment Simplified
  • Binaural Beats vs. Isochronic Tones
  • Scientific Benefits Of Brainwave Entrainment Technology

Part 2: Single Individual Frequency Effects

  • Reputed Effects Of Single Individual Brainwave Frequencies
  • The Brain’s “Sweet Spot” Operating System Frequency

Part 3: Cossum’s Awesome Enhanced Brain Machine

Part 4: The Art Of EEG Toy Hacking Gone Wild!

  • How To Hack Toy EEGs
  • Visualizing Mind Activity With A Hacked Toy EEG
  • Full RAW EEG Data From The MindFlex Headset Hack
  • Hacking MindWave Mobile

Part 5: Connecting Arduino to Processing

The Ultimate Maker Quest!


To download both the Ultimate Arduino Handbook and ecover on the Internet Archive with absolutely no strings attached.

About Boris Landoni

Boris Landoni is the technical manager of Open-Electronics.org. Skilled in the GSM field, embraces the Open Source philosophy and its projects are available to the community.

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