Exploring Arduino: Tools and Techniques for Engineering Wizardry – 2nd Edition by Jeremy Blum: Exploring Arduino makes electrical engineering and embedded software accessible. Learn step by step everything you need to know about electrical engineering, programming, and human-computer interaction through a series of increasingly complex projects. Arduino guru Jeremy Blum walks you through each build, providing code snippets and schematics that will remain useful for future projects. Projects are accompanied by downloadable source code, tips and tricks, and video tutorials to help you master Arduino. You’ll gain the skills you need to develop your own microcontroller projects!
FTDI Serial TTL-232 USB Type C Cable – 5V Power and Logic: This is a USB C to TTL serial cable with an FTDI FT232R usb/serial chip embedded in the head. It has a 6-pin socket at the end with 5V power and ground, as well as RX, TX, RTS and CTS at 3V logic levels. Useful whenever you want to communicate with a TTL serial device such as an Arduino Pro Mini or ESP breakout, and the pinout will match up exactly to any ‘FTDI’ 6-pin header.
Panel Mount 1/8″ / 3.5mm Mono Connector: Pipe audio in or out of your project with this very handy panel mount audio jack. It’s a mono jack with a disconnect pin so you’ll get a ground sleeve pin, a left tip pin and a pin that will be disconnected when a jack is inserted. You can use any 3.5mm audio cable with this jack.
NeoPixel Mini Button PCB – Pack of 50: These are the smallest NeoPixel breakouts around! Tiny, bright RGB pixels to your project. These little PCBs are only 9.1mm x 9.1mm and have two sets of three pads on the back for soldering wires. These ultra-bright LEDs have a constant-current driver cooked right into the LED package! The pixels are chainable – so you only need 1 pin/wire to control as many LEDs as you like.
Constructed from solid anodized aluminum, so it’s got nice heft. It has slim openings for all your cables, slots for your Pi Camera and other peripherals, and a space for a GPIO cable to extend out from the Pi. The body acts as a heatsink for the main chip.
The Adafruit Mini PiTFT – 135×240 Color TFT Add-on for Raspberry Pi is your little TFT pal, ready to snap onto any and all Raspberry Pi computers, to give you a little display. The Mini PiTFT comes with a full color 240×135 pixel IPS display with great visibility at all angles. The TFT uses only the SPI port so its very fast, and we leave plenty of pins remaining available for buttons, LEDs, sensors, etc. It’s also nice and compact so it will fit into any case.