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Created on: 3 September 2021
Get an Arduino Manual for the Arduino Uno and Arduino MEGA 2560 that covers all of the hardware and firmware on these boards. The Ultimate Arduino Uno Hardware Manual and Ultimate Arduino MEGA 2560 Hardware Manual cover all aspects of these Arduino boards in detail.
Get all the information that you need on the hardware and firmware found on Arduino Uno and Arduino MEGA 2560 boards in these handy full color reference and user guides. Ideal for the workbench or desktop. Everyone from beginners to advanced users will benefit from these easy to use guides. Available as printed books and PDF downloads.
The Ultimate Arduino Uno Hardware Manual is a reference and user guide for the Arduino Uno hardware and firmware that provides up-to-date information for the popular Arduino Uno open-source electronics platform.
This book contains all of the Arduino Uno hardware information in one place for the Arduino Uno revision 3 (R3) and earlier revision boards. It includes hardware technical specifications with explanations, pin reference and interfacing examples, fault finding and repair procedures, and mechanical dimensions. In addition it explains how to back up and restore firmware on the board. This includes the optiboot bootloader, DFU bootloader, and operational firmware on the ATmega16U2 chip.
A chapter on the power supply simplifies the power supply circuit diagram and explains it. Find the Arduino Uno circuit diagram or schematic in this book, as well as a parts list and a board layout reference to easily locate components.
The Ultimate Arduino MEGA 2560 Hardware Manual is a full color manual providing up-to-date hardware information for the Arduino MEGA 2560 open-source electronics platform.
The Ultimate Arduino MEGA 2560 Hardware Manual contains everything that the Ultimate Arduino Uno hardware manual has, but for the MEGA 2560 board. In addition it has a chapter on shield compatibility that explains how shields work across different Arduino boards.
Both manuals are available in print and PDF format from Elektor. Choose your preferred format from the list below.
The manuals start with a thorough overview of the specific Arduino board. This overview includes how to extend the hardware of each board or model, information on firmware on each board, safety and handling, and a short history of each model. First time use and basic testing of the boards is also part of chapter 1. Chapters cover the following topics:
Click a link below to preview each book. Find the full introduction chapter, and the first couple of pages for each of the other chapters at each link.
Arduino is the easy to use open-source electronics platform used by hobbyists, makers, hackers, experimenters, educators and professionals.
The Arduino website is at www.arduino.cc
There are four main reasons to buy these books besides just wanting a handy reference manual for the Arduino Uno and Arduino MEGA 2560 hardware and firmware for use on the workbench. A discussion of each reason follows.
Information about Arduino Uno and Arduino MEGA 2560 hardware is spread out over many pages and websites. Having all of the hardware information in one place, in these concise guides, is convenient and a time saver. This is especially true for new Arduino users who may not even know what to look for when getting familiar with Arduino hardware, for example, how to extend the hardware, how to add external data memory, how to connect hardware to Arduino pins in current sinking and current sourcing configuration.
Practical information is includes such as:
In addition, these manuals have detailed hardware technical information, a pin reference chapter, basic interfacing information, a power reference chapter, information on all firmware programs loaded on an Arduino Uno and Arduino MEGA 2560, the circuit diagram and component list, fault finding and testing steps, as well as hardware mechanical dimensions and measurements.
Information on the internet about Arduino or any other subject may or may not be technically correct. Discerning which information is correct and which is incorrect is a problem, especially for those users who are new to electronics. Even hardware specifications from Arduino themselves are often badly specified or even incorrectly specified. This manual provides hardware information on the Arduino Uno that has been carefully checked and verified to be correct.
Each topic or subject in these books is broken down into smaller parts. Each part is carefully explained and described. Numerous illustrations and figures are included for easier understanding of explanations and for quick and easy reference.
These books contains some information that is not available online, or is hard to find. They also offers unique views and illustrations of the hardware that reveal some interesting aspects of the hardware that is not obvious when looking at the circuit diagram or other sources of information.
These manuals have been written for anyone interested in the Arduino Uno and Arduino MEGA 2560 who would like easy to use hardware references, including hobbyists, makers, experimenters, teachers, students, and professionals such as electronic engineers.
It is assumed that the readers of these manuals have at least used an Arduino on a basic level and have some basic knowledge of electronics. This is not a book that explains the basics of electronics, but assumes that the reader already has the knowledge to understand terms such as voltage and current, and knows what electronic components such as resistors and transistors are. Those readers who do not have this basic knowledge must at least be willing to learn, by using additional resources, be it via the internet or by using other books on the subject.
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