When I wrote the first edition of “Arduino: A Quick-Start Guide” I knew the Arduino was going to be a big thing, but I had no idea how big it would become. Since then people have used the Arduino in countless projects to improve their lives or to simply have fun.
Although the Arduino team tried to stay as backwards-compatible as possible, a lot of things have changed over the last years. Several new Arduino boards have been released and a lot of new libraries have been published. In addition the Internet of Things became real and modern web browsers such as Google Chrome support serial communication with embedded devices natively.
After three years It was necessary to update the book’s content, so you can benefit from the latest advances in both hardware and software. The new edition covers the latest versions of the Arduino platform and it also connects the Arduino to the web where possible and appropriate.
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