"Arduino Projects to Save the World shows that it takes little more than a few tools, some wires and sensors, an Arduino board, and a bit of gumption to build devices that can monitor all sorts of data about the environment. This book will help you lower your energy bills, build low-energy devices, and even warn you about earth tremors. It gives you the power to make choices that can protect and save natural resources.
Arduino Projects to Save the World introduces the tools needed to collect environmental data—from temperature sensors to motion sensors. You'll see projects that deal with energy sources—from building your own current monitor to running your Arduino board on solar panels so you can actually proceed to build systems that help, for example, to lower your energy bills.
Authors Emery Premeaux and Brian Evans clearly walk you through a wide range of projects to build environmentally sound, home-based Arduino devices. They show you how you can:
- Use a heat loss temperature sensor array to account for heat loss in your home.
- Monitor local seismic activity with your own seismic monitor.
- Keep your Arduino devices alive in the field with a solar powered device that uses a smart, power-saving design.
- Monitor your data and devices with a wireless radio device, allowing you to place your sensors where you like without worrying about wires.
- Report your data to online services, making it globally accessible.
- Keep an eye on your power consumption with a sophisticated power monitor that records its data wherever you like.
Turn to Arduino Projects to Save the World and start building your project today! Save the world, one Arduino at a time."