All the source codes of the projects in this book are available on www.efymag.com website. EFY has forum and websites for interacting with experts for problems related to electronics projects including the projects published in EFY. One of the popular sites is EFY’s Electronics Design Community on Facebook. For microcontroller related topic you can visit http://electronicsforu.com/newelectronics/microcontrollers/ For various other topics related to electronics you can visit EFY forum on http://forum.electronicsforu.com/ forum.php
This is the second edition of the Microcontroller Based Projects book. Therefore, it has all the materials covered in the first edition, and also include 25 new projects with some new microcontrollers not covered in the first edition. This book, a collection of 51 microcontroller-based projects, which appeared in Electronics For You during 2001-2012 is brought out for the benefit of our new readers. The book has been divided into five sections same as in the first edition viz : Security Systems, Domestic Applications, Industrial Applications, Measurement, Display Systems and Robotics. However, many new projects have been introduced in second edition. The new features covered in this edition include: 1. Apart from the AT89C51, AT89C2051, AT89C52, AT89S8252, ATmega16, ATmega8535, PIC16F84, MC68HC705KJ1, MC908JL16C, and MC68HC705J1A microcontrollers covered in first edition, the new microcontrollers like MSP430G2231, PIC16F72, PIC16F877A, AT89S52, ATmega328, ATmega2560 and P89V51RD2 have been covered here 2. The projects based on Arduino, RFID(radio frequency identification), GPS(global positioning system) and GSM (global system for mobile communications) are some of the main attractions in this edition. 3. This edition also covers iButton, CCTV controller, solar tracker, touchscreen controller, data acquisition and logging and much more! 4. The source code download link is given at the end of each article Although no textbook is perfect, each has unique features that makes it better than the other. This is one of such books very much suitable for practicing engineers, electronics students, teachers and hobbyists. The main strength of this book is its audience-centric approach, which we hope will make for an enjoyable reading. It directly addresses the students, practicing engineers and hobbyists, giving the real-life examples and orienting the strategies to practical applications. The book will not only serve as practical reference book for the students but also help them to construct the projects required by the college/university. Knowledge of Assembly, C or Basic programming language is not mandatory to use this book but readers with all or any of these languages experience will be helpful. The only prerequisite for the readers is that they should have the knowledge of basics of electronics including digital electronics in order to understand the working of the projects and the microcontrollers described here. Some of the projects described in this book are available at our associates M/s Kits‘n’Spares in the form of kits (including printed boards, components and source codes) at economical prices. More details can be found on www.kitsnspares.com website. The joy of learning electronics comes through practice. A practical approach to learning is the easiest method to master the subject in electronics. By going through the descriptions of the projects, readers may be able to construct each projects without much difficulty. We hope that this book will serve as an ideal source for those building stand-alone projects using 8-bit microcontrollers.