• Thorough information on Arduino
  • Pinout diagrams for reference
  • AVR microcontrollers
  • Arduino boards
  • Run-time libraries
  • Creating shield from scratch
  • Programmable signal generator
  • Arduino projects

Arduino: A Technical Reference by J. M. Hughes

Arduino: A Technical Reference: A Handbook for Technicians, Engineers, and Makers by J. M. Hughes

Arduino is an open-source electronics platform that allows users to easily create interactive devices. Arduino utilizes several microprocessors, sensors, actuators, and more in order to connect the physical world to a user’s computer, making it easier than ever to build fun and creative projects using electronics.

In Arduino: A Technical Reference, author J. M. Hughes teaches you everything you need to know about Arduino and its companion hardware, software, and programming languages in order to take your projects from initial idea all the way through final implementation.

Topics Covered

I’ve broken down Arduino: A Technical Reference into three sections that cover a wide range of topics—things like getting started with Arduino, project construction, sensors and actuators, power management techniques and microcontroller interfacing techniques.

The book is an in-depth technical reference for both beginners and advanced users alike that makes it easier to understand exactly how these things work so you can better use them to your advantage (not to mention making it easier to troubleshoot if something isn’t working properly).

For example , one of my favorite parts of the book explains how you can use Arduino boards with languages like Python or Node (server-side Javascript), which can help you set up projects much faster or add more complex functionality than what’s available through standard Arduino code alone.


Arduino is a wildly popular open-source electronics platform that allows users to build interactive devices of their own design from scratch. This book explains what Arduino is, where it came from, how it works and how to use it to make smart things like robots, alarms or anything else you can think of.

For students in grade school through college-level courses on physics or engineering; hobbyists with an interest in technology; artists looking to control lighting fixtures, cameras or other equipment through embedded code – anyone who wants a clear explanation of how Arduino works will find all they need in Arduino: A Technical Reference.

About the Author

J.M. Hughes has been a radio amateur since 1983 and a licensed Extra Class amateur radio operator since 1989. He is an Electrical Engineer with a degree from Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ.

After leaving college he worked as an electronics design engineer in Scottsdale Arizona at Vertex Telecom working on high power systems used for various government projects including those used to transmit telephone calls from cell towers during disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes to emergency control centers on land lines to local fire departments so that they can dispatch help more quickly than would be possible using only cell phones or normal telephones requiring manual operation of switching equipment manually operated via phone keys.


The Arduino line of microcontrollers is a series of programmable circuit boards with open-source software that allows artists and builders to quickly incorporate physical interaction into their creations. This book walks you through how to set up your first project, from hooking up inputs to visualizing outputs on a computer screen.

Arduino History and Hardware Specifications

This book provides an overview of Arduino’s technical history along with a comprehensive hardware reference guide. Although most people think of Arduino as a microcontroller board, it’s actually much more than that! The secret to its success is a combination of software and hardware that allows users to write code in multiple languages (including C++) and then upload it directly to their computer without going through another separate piece of hardware such as an FTDI device or cable. This means that if you have a project in mind but aren’t sure which Arduino model will work best for you, don’t worry!

You’ll learn how to connect components like an LCD screen or an accelerometer (which can tell when something falls), as well as how to add storage space so that you can store data or play songs even if your controller isn’t connected to a computer—all through code written in Arduino’s built-in programming language. The projects will inspire you beyond your original idea; perhaps you’ll find yourself creating flying butterflies out of old CDs!

Customer Reviews

John M. Hughes’ Arduino: A Technical Reference is not just an excellent reference book but also a stellar read! When I first started playing with Arduinos, I went through several similar manuals before landing on one that actually made sense to me.

You can visit Arduino’s website to learn in detail on different topics.

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