Building Arduino PLCs

The essential techniques you need to develop Arduino-based PLCs

Authors: Seneviratne, Pradeeka

  • The first Arduino book about programmable logic controllers 
  • Knowledge gained through this book can be extended to industrial and non-industrial automation projects
  • The projects build in the book are based on IoT and are cloud-supported
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About this book

Learn the fundamentals of PLCs and how to control them using Arduino software to create your first Arduino PLC. You will learn how to draw Ladder Logic diagrams to represent PLC designs for a wide variety of automated applications and to convert the diagrams to Arduino sketches.

A comprehensive shopping guide includes the hardware and software components you need in your tool box. You will learn to use Arduino UNO, Arduino Ethernet shield, and Arduino WiFi shield.

Building Arduino PLCs shows you how to build and test a simple Arduino UNO-based 5V DC logic level PLC with Grove Base shield by connecting simple sensors and actuators. You will also learn how to build industry-grade PLCs with the help of ArduiBox.

What You'll Learn

  • Build ModBus-enabled PLCs
  • Map Arduino PLCs into the cloud using NearBus cloud connector to control the PLC through the Internet
  • Use do-it-yourself light platforms such as IFTTT
  • Enhance your PLC by adding Relay shields for connecting heavy loads

Who This Book Is For 

Engineers, designers, crafters, and makers. Basic knowledge in electronics and Arduino programming or any other programming language is recommended.


About the authors

Pradeeka Seneviratne is a software engineer with over 10 years of experience in computer programming and systems designing. He loves programming embedded systems such as Arduino and Raspberry Pi. Pradeeka started learning about electronics when he was at primary college by reading and testing various electronic projects found in newspapers, magazines, and books.

Pradeeka is currently a full-time software engineer who works with highly-scalable technologies. Previously, he worked as a software engineer for several IT infrastructure and technology servicing companies, and he was also a teacher for information technology and Arduino development.

He researches how to make Arduino-based unmanned aerial vehicles and Raspberry Pi-based security cameras and is the author of the Internet of Things with Arduino Blueprints [Packt Publishing]
 

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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-2632-2
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $29.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-2631-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Building Arduino PLCs
Book Subtitle
The essential techniques you need to develop Arduino-based PLCs
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Pradeeka Seneviratne
Distribution Rights
Standard Apress Distribution
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-2632-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-2632-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-2631-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 183
Number of Illustrations and Tables
17 b/w illustrations, 128 illustrations in colour
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