Book Review – iOS Sensor Apps with Arduino


iOS Sensor Apps with Arduino provides a concise introduction to the possibilities of interfacing Arduino with iOS.

Much of the book concentrates on the Redpark serial cable. This cable simplifies many of the headaches involved with interfacing with iOS devices.

With the Redpark serial cable, things appear to be reasonably plain sailing, with the author providing step by step instructions to building a simple application that interfaces with Arduino, takes a reading from a sensor and plots it on the iPhone.

The book includes a number of useful tips along the way that may not be obvious to the beginner, such as how to easily track the log messages generated by the Arduino.

Finally, the book covers other communication options, if you don’t want to use the Redpark serial cable. This includes:

  • Ethernet
  • Wi-Fi
  • X-Bee
  • The microphone (a la Square)
  • USB; and
  • Midi

This is a short, readable book that covers the essentials; recommended if you want to get started in this area, particularly if you intend on using the Redpark serial cable for your interfacing requirements.

Note: This book was provided by O’Reilly Media as part of their blogger review program.

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