Arduino Adventures – James Floyd Kelly & Harold Timmis – 1st Edition


Adventures: Escape from Gemini Station provides a fun introduction to the Arduino microcontroller by putting you (the reader) into the action of a fiction adventure story. You’ll find yourself following along as Cade and Elle explore Gemini Station—an orbiting museum dedicated to preserving and sharing throughout the centuries.

Trouble ensues. The station is evacuated, including Cade and Elle’s class that was visiting the station on a field trip. Cade and Elle don’t make it aboard their shuttle and are trapped on the station along with a friendly artificial intelligence named Andrew who wants to help them get off the damaged station. Using some old hardware, a laptop, and some toolboxes full of parts, you will follow along and build eight gizmos with Cade and Elle that will help them escape from Gemini Station.

The hardware is Arduino. Each new challenge opens a new area of and basic knowledge. You’ll be taken incrementally from a simple task such as turning on a light through to a complex combination of microcontroller, electronic components, and programming. By the end of the you’ll be well on your way towards being able to create and implement any sort of electronically controlled device you can imagine, using the stunningly popular Arduino microcontroller.

Provides eight challenges, each challenge increasing in
Builds around a fictional storyline that keeps the learning fun
Leaves you on a solid foundation of electronic skills and

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  • Challenge 1: Fun Stuff to Know
    Challenge 1: Examining the Hardware
    Challenge 1: Examining the Software
    Damage Assessment
    Challenge 2: Fun Stuff to Know
    Challenge 2: Examining the Hardware
    Challenge 2: Examining the Software
    Feeling The Heat
    Challenge 3: Fun Stuff to Know
    Challenge 3: Examining the Hardware
    Challenge 3: Examining the Software
    Uninvited Guest
    Challenge 4: Fun Stuff to Know
    Challenge 4: Examining the Hardware
    Challenge 4: Examining the Software
    Hide and Seek
    Challenge 5: Fun Stuff to Know
    Challenge 5: Examining the Hardware
    Challenge 5: Examining the Software
    Carousel Ride
    Challenge 6: Fun Stuff to Know
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