The 10 Best Arduino Project Books

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This wiki has been updated 18 times since it was first published in November of 2017. If you marvel at the inner workings of computerized and electronic gadgets, then getting to know the world of Arduino will fascinate you. With one of the project books on our list, you'll be able to take a simple board kit and turn it into anything from a robot to a GPS tracker. There are options on our list for beginners through to more advanced makers, so you're sure to find something suitable. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Arduino Project Handbook, Volume 2

2. Super Arduino: Step-by-Step

3. Arduino Projects For Dummies

Editor's Notes

May 01, 2020:

There are a lot of Arduino books on the market that teach fundamentals, but are short on actual projects, and it was vital that our listing included only tomes that offered either a good balance between the two, or spent their pages exclusively on sketches and ideas to give users something to actually do with their starter kits.

We did remove one item from our old list in the Make: Drones: Teach An Arduino To Fly by David McGriffy. This was actually kind of a tough choice, but it came down to the fact that a lot of its most important components were on the pricey side, and many would not be included in those starter kits, meaning the reader would have to go out and spend a lot of extra coin just to enjoy it. That, combined with the fact that it's something of a niche book with only drone projects in it ultimately sent it packing. We replaced it with Super Arduino: Step-by-Step, which is a little less advanced, but that contains very affordable tasks that should be enlightening for beginners and entertaining for experienced builders.

Special Honors

Arduino Project Hub While not technically a book, this is the official home of Arduino's publicly offered projects, and it provides fun ideas for just about every skill level. You can easily sort by difficulty or by the type of experiment, a list which is broken up into categories like audio, flying things, robotics, and lab stuff. There are comment threads attached to each that can further elucidate the sketches provided.

4. The Maker's Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse

5. Arduino For Secret Agents

6. Hacking Electronics, Second Edition

7. Arduino Playground:

8. The Arduino Inventor's Guide

9. 30 Arduino Projects For The Evil Genius

10. Sylvia's Super-Awesome Super-Simple Arduino

Daniel Imperiale
Last updated by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel Imperiale holds a bachelor’s degree in writing, and proudly fled his graduate program in poetry to pursue a quiet life at a remote Alaskan fishery. After returning to the contiguous states, he took up a position as an editor and photographer of the prestigious geek culture magazine “Unwinnable” before turning his attention to the field of health and wellness. In recent years, he has worked extensively in film and music production, making him something of a know-it-all when it comes to camera equipment, musical instruments, recording devices, and other audio-visual hardware. Daniel’s recent obsessions include horology (making him a pro when it comes to all things timekeeping) and Uranium mining and enrichment (which hasn’t proven useful just yet).

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