240 pages | 115 B/W Illus.
A Hands-On Course in Sensors using the Arduino and Raspberry Pi is the first book to give a practical and wide-ranging account of how to interface sensors and actuators with micro-controllers, Raspberry Pi and other control systems. The author describes the progression of raw signals through conditioning stages, digitization, data storage and presentation.
The collection, processing, and understanding of sensor data plays a central role in industrial and scientific activities. This book builds simplified models of large industrial or scientific installations that contain hardware and other building blocks, including services for databases, web servers, control systems, and messaging brokers. A range of case studies are included within the book, including a weather station, geophones, a water-colour monitor, capacitance measurement, the profile of laser beam, and a remote-controlled and fire-seeking robot
This book is suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate students taking hands-on laboratory courses in physics and engineering. Hobbyists in robotics clubs and other enthusiasts will also find this book of interest.
"This unique work provides an accessible and comprehensive hands-on guide for students and professionals entering the field of modern microprocessor-based sensing and control. The examples are instructive and cover many real-world applications. A must-have book for practitioners in the field."
— Jeff Corbett, Senior Scientist, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Stanford University
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Sensors
Chapter 3: Actuators
Chapter 4: Microcontroller: Arduino
Chapter 5: Host computer: Raspberry Pi
Chapter 6: Control System: EPICS
Chapter 7: Messaging system: MQTT
Chapter 8: Example: Weather station with distributed sensors
Chapter 9: Example: Geophones
Chapter 10: Example: Monitor for the Color of Water
Chapter 11: Example: Capacitance Measurement
Chapter 12: Example: Profile of a Laser Beam
Chapter 13: Example: Fireseeking Robot
Chapter 14: Presenting and Writing
Appendix A: Basic Circuit Theory
Appendix B: Least-squares fit and error propagation