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Beginning NFC

by Brian Jepson Tom Igoe Don Coleman

Jump into the world of Near Field Communications (NFC), the fast-growing technology that lets devices in close proximity exchange data, using radio signals. With lots of examples, sample code, exercises, and step-by-step projects, this hands-on guide shows you how to build NFC applications for Android, the Arduino microcontroller, and embedded Linux devices.You'll learn how to write apps using the NFC Data Exchange Format (NDEF) in PhoneGap, Arduino, and node.js that help devices read messages from passive NFC tags and exchange data with other NFC-enabled devices. If you know HTML and JavaScript, you're ready to start with NFC.Dig into NFC's architecture, and learn how it's related to RFIDWrite sample apps for Android with PhoneGap and its NFC pluginDive into NDEF: examine existing tag-writer apps and build your ownListen for and filter NDEF messages, using PhoneGap event listenersBuild a full Android app to control lights and music in your homeCreate a hotel registration app with Arduino, from check-in to door lockWrite peer-to-peer NFC messages between two Android devicesExplore embedded Linux applications, using examples on Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone

Getting Started with RFID

by Tom Igoe

<p>If you want to experiment with radio frequency identification (RFID), this book is the perfect place to start. All you need is some experience with Arduino and Processing, the ability to connect basic circuits on a breadboard with jumper wire&#8212;and you&#8217;re good to go. You&#8217;ll be guided through three hands-on projects that let you experience RFID in action.</p>

Making Things Talk

by Tom Igoe

Make microcontrollers, PCs, servers, and smartphones talk to each other. Building electronic projects that interact with the physical world is good fun. But when the devices you've built start to talk to each other, things really get interesting. With 33 easy-to-build projects, Making Things Talk shows you how to get your gadgets to communicate with you and your environment. It's perfect for people with little technical training but a lot of interest. Maybe you're a science teacher who wants to show students how to monitor the weather in several locations at once. Or a sculptor looking to stage a room of choreographed mechanical sculptures. In this expanded edition, you'll learn how to form networks of smart devices that share data and respond to commands. Call your home thermostat with a smartphone and change the temperature. Create your own game controllers that communicate over a network. Use ZigBee, Bluetooth, Infrared, and plain old radio to transmit sensor data wirelessly. Work with Arduino 1.0, Processing, and PHP--three easy-to-use, open source environments. Write programs to send data across the Internet, based on physical activity in your home, office, or backyard. Whether you want to connect simple home sensors to the Internet, or create a device that can interact wirelessly with other gadgets, this book explains exactly what you need.

Making Things Talk (Make)

by Tom Igoe

Es macht Spaß, elektronische Dinge zu bauen, die mit der realen Welt interagieren. Aber so richtig cool wird's erst, wenn die Dinge anfangen sich untereinander zu unterhalten. Mit 33 leicht nachzubauenden Projekten wird dir in Making Things Talk - Die Welt hören, sehen, fühlen gezeigt, wie du deine Gadgets dazu bringst, mit dir und mit der Umwelt zu kommunizieren. Das Buch ist genau für die geschrieben, die zwar nur wenig technische Erfahrung, dafür aber umso mehr geekige Neugierde mitbringen. Lass Mikrocontroller, PCs, Server und Smartphones miteinander quatschen. Vielleicht willst du deinen Freunden zeigen, wie man das Wetter aus unterschiedlichen Teilen der Welt clever darstellen kann. Vielleicht bist du aber auch eine Künstlerin, die ihren Skulpturen mechanisches Leben einhauchen möchte. In diesem Standardwerk lernst du, wie man Geräte-Netzwerke schafft, die sich Daten teilen und auf Befehle von außen reagieren. Mit ein wenig Elektronikgrundwissen, preiswerten Mikrocontrollern und ein paar Netzwerkmodulen baust du coole Projekte: Blink - Dein allererstes Programm Monski Pong - Steuere ein Computerspiel mit einem flauschigen, pinkfarbenen Stoffäffchen Internet-Luftqualitätsmesser - Bau eine Internet-Messstation für Luftqualität Giftwarnung in der Werkstatt - Verwende ein XBee-Modul, Sensoren und ein Stofftier, um dich vor giftigen Dämpfen warnen zu lassen. Bluetooth GPS - Bau einen batteriebetriebenes GPS-Gerät, das via Bluetooth seinen Standort mitteilt. Tweets mit RFID - Lese einen Twitter-Stream via RFID-Tags.

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