Book: Interfacing with C++: Programming Real-World Applications
This book is for people who are interested in learning and exploring electronic interfacing as well as C++ programming in a practicable and enjoyable way. Readers will learn to program a PC to do real-world things – not simply number crunching and graphics. They will also master how to write programs that interact with real-world devices through the use of a specially-developed interface circuit board included with the book. The book, interface board and accompanying software incorporate simple and easy-to-understand projects such as digital-to-analog conversion and vice versa, DC and Stepper motor control, temperature and voltage measurement, PC-based timing, or basic data acquisition. The audience of this innovative and rewarding approach to learn interfacing real-world devices to a computer via C++ are undergraduate and graduate students in engineering and science, practicing engineers/scientists, technical workers, and hobbyists. The types of courses the book complements include control engineering, electronics, computing, and mechatronics.C++ is considered by many to be among the most widely used and powerfulobject-oriented programming language in industry today. This book is for peoplewho are interested in learning and exploring C++ programming in a fresh andenjoyable environment where programs are developed to interface with real worlddevices. Other people may leave learning C++ for a later time, instead choosing tointeract with various hardware devices by simply running the fully developedprograms supplied with this book.Many readers may already have acquired some knowledge of C++ programmingbut know little about how to interface a computer to physical devices and want toknow more. You might be an engineer, scientist, programmer, technical personnel,hobbyist, student in a technically related field or someone who is simply interestedin programming and interfacing a computer to perform real activities.