How to be a Maker
Free eBook for students to get started on coding with
arduino and raspberry pi

Beginners guide | Maker culture

Jan 2015

The Intro

This ebook is part of DIY Hacking (https://diyhacking.com), which has been instigated in the hope of inspiring young minds with technology. It aims at imparting pragmatic knowledge through various hands on projects and tutorials. It provides tutorials in the realm of latest technologies.

how to be a maker

Technology prototyping has become so facile and swift today that terms like “Rapid Prototyping” is used instead for it. New and powerful open source development platforms like “Arduino” and “Raspberry Pi” make it easy for even school students to work on robotics and other fascinating technologies. These technologies have become an inevitable step to gaining profound knowledge about microcontrollers and microprocessors and hence should even be made a part of the current academic curriculum.

There are prolific number of communities and forums surrounding these platforms which allow for quick and easy troubleshooting. Furthermore, beginner tutorials in YouTube are also very helpful in gaining a better perspective about it. Today, with the advent of 3D printers, now you can even create a custom casing for your project or print your own PCB. This ebook acts like a beginner’s guide for prototyping using tools like the Arduino and Raspberry Pi. Moreover, this ebook has been designed in such a way to promote self-learning and ingenuity.