Arduino Projects For Dummies

Author: Brock Craft

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118551516

Category: Computers

Page: 408

View: 4487

Discover all the amazing things you can do with Arduino Arduino is a programmable circuit board that is being used by everyone from scientists, programmers, and hardware hackers to artists, designers, hobbyists, and engineers in order to add interactivity to objects and projects and experiment with programming and electronics. This easy-to-understand book is an ideal place to start if you are interested in learning more about Arduino's vast capabilities. Featuring an array of cool projects, this Arduino beginner guide walks you through every step of each of the featured projects so that you can acquire a clear understanding of the different aspects of the Arduino board. Introduces Arduino basics to provide you with a solid foundation of understanding before you tackle your first project Features a variety of fun projects that show you how to do everything from automating your garden's watering system to constructing a keypad entry system, installing a tweeting cat flap, building a robot car, and much more Provides an easy, hands-on approach to learning more about electronics, programming, and interaction design for Makers of all ages Arduino Projects For Dummies is your guide to turning everyday electronics and plain old projects into incredible innovations. Get Connected! To find out more about Brock Craft and his recent Arduino creations, visit www.facebook.com/ArduinoProjectsForDummies
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Arduino For Dummies

Author: John Nussey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119489555

Category: Computers

Page: 400

View: 8768

Bring your ideas to life with the latest Arduino hardware and software Arduino is an affordable and readily available hardware development platform based around an open source, programmable circuit board. You can combine this programmable chip with a variety of sensors and actuators to sense your environment around you and control lights, motors, and sound. This flexible and easy-to-use combination of hardware and software can be used to create interactive robots, product prototypes and electronic artwork, whether you’re an artist, designer or tinkerer. Arduino For Dummies is a great place to start if you want to find out about Arduino and make the most of its incredible capabilities. It helps you become familiar with Arduino and what it involves, and offers inspiration for completing new and exciting projects. • Covers the latest software and hardware currently on the market • Includes updated examples and circuit board diagrams in addition to new resource chapters • Offers simple examples to teach fundamentals needed to move onto more advanced topics • Helps you grasp what’s possible with this fantastic little board Whether you’re a teacher, student, programmer, hobbyist, hacker, engineer, designer, or scientist, get ready to learn the latest this new technology has to offer!
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Arduino Project Handbook

25 Practical Projects to Get You Started

Author: Mark Geddes

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593276907

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 272

View: 3416

Arduino Project Handbook is a beginner-friendly collection of electronics projects using the low-cost Arduino board. With just a handful of components, an ­Arduino, and a computer, you’ll learn to build and program everything from light shows to arcade games to an ultrasonic security system. First you’ll get set up with an introduction to the Arduino and valuable advice on tools and components. Then you can work through the book in order or just jump to projects that catch your eye. Each project includes simple instructions, colorful photos and ­circuit diagrams, and all necessary code. Arduino Project Handbook is a fast and fun way to get started with micro­controllers that’s perfect for beginners, hobbyists, parents, and educators.
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Electronics Projects For Dummies

Author: Earl Boysen,Nancy C. Muir

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118044025

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 432

View: 9593

These projects are fun to build and fun to use Make lights dance to music, play with radio remote control, or build your own metal detector Who says the Science Fair has to end? If you love building gadgets, this book belongs on your radar. Here are complete directions for building ten cool creations that involve light, sound, or vibrations -- a weird microphone, remote control gizmos, talking toys, and more, with full parts and tools lists, safety guidelines, and wiring schematics. Check out ten cool electronics projects, including * Chapter 8 -- Surfing the Radio Waves (how to make your own radio) * Chapter 9 -- Scary Pumpkins (crazy Halloween decorations that have sound, light, and movement) * Chapter 12 -- Hitting Paydirt with an Electronic Metal Detector (a project that can pay for itself) Discover how to * Handle electronic components safely * Read a circuit diagram * Troubleshoot circuits with a multimeter * Build light-activated gadgets * Set up a motion detector * Transform electromagnetic waves into sound Companion Web site * Go to www.dummies.com/go/electronicsprojectsfd * Explore new projects with other electronics hobbyists * Find additional information and project opportunities
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Arduino For Dummies

Author: John Nussey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119489555

Category: Computers

Page: 400

View: 6226

Bring your ideas to life with the latest Arduino hardware and software Arduino is an affordable and readily available hardware development platform based around an open source, programmable circuit board. You can combine this programmable chip with a variety of sensors and actuators to sense your environment around you and control lights, motors, and sound. This flexible and easy-to-use combination of hardware and software can be used to create interactive robots, product prototypes and electronic artwork, whether you’re an artist, designer or tinkerer. Arduino For Dummies is a great place to start if you want to find out about Arduino and make the most of its incredible capabilities. It helps you become familiar with Arduino and what it involves, and offers inspiration for completing new and exciting projects. • Covers the latest software and hardware currently on the market • Includes updated examples and circuit board diagrams in addition to new resource chapters • Offers simple examples to teach fundamentals needed to move onto more advanced topics • Helps you grasp what’s possible with this fantastic little board Whether you’re a teacher, student, programmer, hobbyist, hacker, engineer, designer, or scientist, get ready to learn the latest this new technology has to offer!
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Raspberry Pi Projects For Dummies

Author: Mike Cook,Brock Craft,Jonathan Evans,Aaron Shaw

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118766695

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 2057

Join the Raspberry revolution with these fun and easy Pi projects The Raspberry Pi has opened up a whole new world of innovation for everyone from hardware hackers and programmers to students, hobbyists, engineers, and beyond. Featuring a variety of hands-on projects, this easy-to-understand guide walks you through every step of the design process and will have you creating like a Raspberry Pi pro in no time. You’ll learn how to prepare your workspace, assemble the necessary tools, work with test equipment, and find your way around the Raspberry Pi before moving on to a series of fun, lively projects that brings some power to your plain ol’ Pi. Introduces Raspberry Pi basics and gives you a solid understanding of all the essentials you’ll need to take on your first project Includes an array of fun and useful projects that show you how to do everything from creating a magic light wand to enhancing your designs with Lego sensors, installing and writing games for the RISC OS, building a transistor tester, and more Provides an easy, hands-on approach to learning more about electronics, programming, and interaction design for Makers and innovators of all ages Bring the power of Pi to your next cool creation with Raspberry Pi Projects For Dummies!
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Getting Started with Arduino

The Open Source Electronics Prototyping Platform

Author: Massimo Banzi,Michael Shiloh

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1449363296

Category: Computers

Page: 262

View: 4775

Arduino is the open source electronics prototyping platform that has taken the Maker Movement by storm. This thorough introduction, updated for the latest Arduino release, helps you start prototyping right away. From obtaining the required components to putting the final touches on your project, all the information you need is here! Getting started with Arduino is a snap. To use the introductory examples in this guide, all you need is an Arduino Uno or Leonardo, along with a USB cable and an LED. The easy-to-use, free Arduino development environment runs on Mac, Windows, and Linux. In Getting Started with Arduino, you'll learn about: Interaction design and physical computing The Arduino board and its software environment Basics of electricity and electronics Prototyping on a solderless breadboard Drawing a schematic diagram Talking to a computer--and the cloud--from Arduino Building a custom plant-watering system
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Beginning Arduino

Author: Michael McRoberts

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430250178

Category: Computers

Page: 424

View: 1269

Want to light up a display? Control a touch screen? Program a robot? The Arduino is a microcontroller board that can help you do all of these things, plus nearly anything you can dream up. Even better, it's inexpensive and, with the help of Beginning Arduino, Second Edition, easy to learn. In Beginning Arduino, Second Edition, you will learn all about the popular Arduino by working your way through a set of 50 cool projects. You'll progress from a complete Arduino beginner to intermediate Arduino and electronic skills and the confidence to create your own amazing projects. You'll also learn about the newest Arduino boards like the Uno and the Leonardo along the way. Absolutely no experience in programming or electronics required! Each project is designed to build upon the knowledge learned in earlier projects and to further your knowledge of Arduino programming and electronics. By the end of the book you will be able to create your own projects confidently and with creativity. You'll learn about: Controlling LEDs Displaying text and graphics on LCD displays Making a line-following robot Using digital pressure sensors Reading and writing data to SD cards Connecting your Arduino to the Internet This book is for electronics enthusiasts who are new to the Arduino as well as artists and hobbyists who want to learn this very popular platform for physical computing and electronic art. Please note: The print version of this title is black and white; the eBook is full color. The color fritzing diagrams are available in the source code downloads on http://www.apress.com/9781430250166
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Building Arduino Projects for the Internet of Things

Experiments with Real-World Applications

Author: Adeel Javed

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484219406

Category: Computers

Page: 285

View: 4547

Gain a strong foundation of Arduino-based device development, from which you can go in any direction according to your specific development needs and desires. You'll build Arduino-powered devices for everyday use, and then connect those devices to the Internet. You'll be introduced to the building blocks of IoT, and then deploy those principles to by building a variety of useful projects. Projects in the books gradually introduce the reader to key topics such as internet connectivity with Arduino, common IoT protocols, custom web visualization, and Android apps that receive sensor data on-demand and in realtime. IoT device enthusiasts of all ages will want this book by their side when developing Android-based devices. If you're one of the many who have decided to build your own Arduino-powered devices for IoT applications, then Building Arduino Projects for the Internet of Things is exactly what you need. This book is your single resource--a guidebook for the eager-to-learn Arduino enthusiast--that teaches logically, methodically, and practically how the Arduino works and what you can build with it. Written by a software developer and solution architect who got tired of hunting and gathering various lessons for Arduino development as he taught himself all about the topic. For Arduino enthusiasts, this book not only opens up the world of IoT applications, you will also learn many techniques that likely would not be obvious if not for experience with such a diverse group of applications What You'll Learn Create an Arduino circuit that senses temperature Publish data collected from an Arduino to a server and to an MQTT broker Set up channels in Xively Using Node-RED to define complex flows Publish data visualization in a web app Report motion-sensor data through a mobile app Create a remote control for house lights Set up an app in IBM Bluematrix Who This Book Is For IoT device enthusiasts of all ages will want this book by their side when developing Android-based devices.
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Practical Arduino

Cool Projects for Open Source Hardware

Author: Jonathan Oxer,Hugh Blemings

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430224789

Category: Computers

Page: 456

View: 6351

Create your own Arduino-based designs, gain in-depth knowledge of the architecture of Arduino, and learn the user-friendly Arduino language all in the context of practical projects that you can build yourself at home. Get hands-on experience using a variety of projects and recipes for everything from home automation to test equipment. Arduino has taken off as an incredibly popular building block among ubicomp (ubiquitous computing) enthusiasts, robotics hobbyists, and DIY home automation developers. Authors Jonathan Oxer and Hugh Blemings provide detailed instructions for building a wide range of both practical and fun Arduino-related projects, covering areas such as hobbies, automotive, communications, home automation, and instrumentation. Take Arduino beyond "blink" to a wide variety of projects from simple to challenging Hands-on recipes for everything from home automation to interfacing with your car engine management system Explanations of techniques and references to handy resources for ubiquitous computing projects Supplementary material includes a circuit schematic reference, introductions to a range of electronic engineering principles and general hints & tips. These combine with the projects themselves to make Practical Arduino: Cool Projects for Open Source Hardware an invaluable reference for Arduino users of all levels. You'll learn a wide variety of techniques that can be applied to your own projects.
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Arduino in easy steps

Author: Stuart Yarnold

Publisher: In Easy Steps

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

View: 4072

Arduino in easy steps is for anyone wanting to get started with Arduino - the popular circuit board that allows users to build a variety of circuits. For artists, designers, hobbyists and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments. Arduino is the first widespread Open Source Hardware platform. It was launched in 2005 to simplify the process of electronic prototyping and it enables everyday people with little or no technical background to build interactive products. The Arduino ecosystem is a combination of three different elements: A small electronic board manufactured in Italy that makes it easy and affordable to learn to program a microcontroller, a type of tiny computer found inside millions of everyday objects.A free software application used to program the board.An online community, connecting thousands of people with others to contribute and ask for help with projects. Arduino in easy steps begins with an explanation of what Arduino is, why it came into being and what can be done with it. We see what is required both in terms of hardware and software, plus the writing of code that makes it actually work. The Arduino environment has to be installed and set up on the user’s computer and Arduino in easy steps provides full instructions for doing this with all the operating systems – Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. The book explains what tools are required to build Arduino projects and also runs through certain techniques, such as soldering, that will be needed. Arduino in easy steps then provides a primer in basic electricity and electronics, which will help the reader to understand how electronic circuits work and how to build them. This is followed by another primer, this time on how to write the code that will enable users to program their projects, plus how to debug that code. To illustrate how to use Arduino, there is a chapter detailing a number of typical projects. For each of these projects, the required components, the schematic diagram, and the code are provided. The book also takes a look at how to extend the basic Arduino board with the use of shields. These enable the user to construct larger and more complex projects. Finally, Arduino in easy steps details where the reader can get further information and help on Arduino, advice on how and where to buy Arduino and other required electronic parts, and where to find ready-made code that can be freely downloaded. Table of Contents Chapter One – What is Arduino? Chapter Two – The Arduino Kitbag Chapter Three –Tools Chapter Four – Installing Arduino Chapter Five – Electricity Chapter Six – Circuits Chapter Seven – Sketches Chapter Eight – Programming Chapter Nine – Debugging Chapter Ten – Projects Chapter Eleven – Expanding with Shields Chapter Twelve – Resources
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30 Arduino Projects for the Evil Genius, Second Edition

Author: Simon Monk

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071817727

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 8316

This do-it-yourself guide shows you how to program and build projects with the Arduino Uno and Leonardo boards and the Arduino 1.0 development environment. It gets you started right away with the simplified C programming you need to know and demonstrateshow to take advantage of the latest Arduino capabilities. You'll learn how to attach an Arduino board to your computer, program it, and connect electronics to it to create your own devices. A bonus chapter uses the special USB keyboard/mouse-impersonation feature exclusive to the Arduino Leonardo--
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BeagleBone For Dummies

Author: Rui Santos,Luís Miguel Costa Perestrelo

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111899292X

Category: Computers

Page: 432

View: 912

The definitive, easy-to-use guide to the popular BeagleBone board BeagleBone For Dummies is the definitive beginner's guide to using the popular BeagleBone board to learn electronics and programming. Unlike other books that require previous knowledge of electronics, Linux, and Python, this one assumes you know nothing at all, and guides you step-by-step throughout the process of getting acquainted with your BeagleBone Original or BeagleBone Black. You'll learn how to get set up, use the software, build the hardware, and code your projects, with plenty of examples to walk you through the process. You'll move carefully through your first BeagleBone project, then get ideas for branching out from there to create even better, more advanced programs. The BeagleBone is a tiny computer board – about the size of a credit card – that has all the capability of a desktop. Its affordability and ease of use has made it popular among hobbyists, hardware enthusiasts, and programmers alike, and it's time for you to join their ranks as you officially dive into the world of microcomputers. This book removes the guesswork from using the popular BeagleBone board and shows you how to get up and running in no time. Download the operating system and connect your BeagleBone Learn to navigate the desktop environment Start programming with Python and Bonescript Build your first project, and find plans for many more To learn BeagleBone, you could spend hours on the Internet and still never find the information you need, or you can get everything you need here. This book appeals to all new and inexperienced hobbyists, tinkerers, electronics gurus, hackers, budding programmers, engineers, and hardware geeks who want to learn how to get the most out of their powerful BeagleBone.
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Arduino

101 Beginners Guide: How to Get Started with Your Arduino (Tips, Tricks, Projects and More!)

Author: Erik Savasgard

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781516964628

Category:

Page: 38

View: 7820

Amazon #1 Best Seller in Microcomputers and Technology - Download it Now! Want to learn how to C language from Adruino? Do you want to be an absolute expert in Arduino and dominate your competiton? This book contains proven steps and strategies on how to use Arduino in your tech projects.Arduino became a popular solution that extends computing and robotics to individuals outside technology field. Hobbyists can do these projects at home while gaining all the advantages this product offers.This book will teach you all about Arduino and the working components behind its functions. As a beginner, this book teaches you of the concepts, important Arduino parts, basic coding fundamentals and many more.Towards the end of the book, you'll find several tips and tricks, as well as beginner-level project ideas that will help you master Arduino! What you'll learn What Arduino is used for Getting started with Arduino Different Arduino Models How to use Arduino for different projects Hardware and software with Arduino Troubleshooting with Arduino Tips, Tricks, and Projects How to become the best with Arduino Benefits of learning Arduino Save hours of time Become an expert in Arduino and coding Have a highly valued skill in the workforce You Don't Need an Experience or A Degree in Computer Science Scroll up, and Click Buy now with 1-Click to Grab a Copy Today!!Available on PC, MAC, Tablets, Phones, and Kindle
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Arduino for Beginners

Essential Skills Every Maker Needs

Author: John Baichtal

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 0133416739

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 400

View: 2070

ARDUINO for BEGINNERS ESSENTIAL SKILLS EVERY MAKER NEEDS Loaded with full-color step-by-step illustrations! Absolutely no experience needed! Learn Arduino from the ground up, hands-on, in full color! Discover Arduino, join the DIY movement, and build an amazing spectrum of projects… limited only by your imagination! No “geekitude” needed: This full-color guide assumes you know nothing about Arduino or programming with the Arduino IDE. John Baichtal is an expert on getting newcomers up to speed with DIY hardware. First, he guides you gently up the learning curve, teaching you all you need to know about Arduino boards, basic electronics, safety, tools, soldering, and a whole lot more. Then, you walk step-by-step through projects that reveal Arduino’s incredible potential for sensing and controlling the environment–projects that inspire you to create, invent, and build the future! · Use breadboards to quickly create circuits without soldering · Create a laser/infrared trip beam to protect your home from intruders · Use Bluetooth wireless connections and XBee to build doorbells and more · Write useful, reliable Arduino programs from scratch · Use Arduino’s ultrasonic, temperature, flex, and light sensors · Build projects that react to a changing environment · Create your own plant-watering robot · Control DC motors, servos, and stepper motors · Create projects that keep track of time · Safely control high-voltage circuits · Harvest useful parts from junk electronics · Build pro-quality enclosures that fit comfortably in your home
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Raspberry Pi For Dummies

Author: Sean McManus,Mike Cook

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119412021

Category: Computers

Page: 504

View: 5787

Get your slice of Raspberry Pi With the invention of the unique credit card-sized single-board computer comes a new wave of hardware geeks, hackers, and hobbyists who are excited about the possibilities with the Raspberry Pi—and this is the perfect guide to get you started. With this down-to-earth book, you'll quickly discover why the Raspberry Pi is in high demand! There's a reason the Raspberry Pi sold a million units in its first year, and you're about to find out why! In Raspberry Pi For Dummies, 3rd Edition veteran tech authors Sean McManus and Mike Cook make it easier than ever to get you up and running on your Raspberry Pi, from setting it up, downloading the operating system, and using the desktop environment to editing photos, playing music and videos, and programming with Scratch—and everything in between. Covers connecting the Pi to other devices such as a keyboard, mouse, monitor, and more Teaches you basic Linux System Admin Explores creating simple hardware projects Shows you how to create web pages Raspberry Pi For Dummies, 3rd Edition makes computing as easy as pie!
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Practical Internet of Things for Beginners

IoT Projects with Realsense, Azure, Arduino, and Intel Edison

Author: Pooja Baraskar

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 9781484228746

Category: Computers

Page: N.A

View: 2580

Learn the hardware and programming fundamentals needed to build your first Internet of Things project. If you’re getting started with the IoT, don’t limit yourself in the devices you can create. Practical Internet of Things for Beginners covers the basics of electronics and programming so you can work with any microcontroller, sensor, and cloud platform. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to build connected devices and make "smart things," this is the perfect place to start. This book will help readers connect the dots as they begin working with IoT technology and take their projects to the next level. Included are projects where reader will learn how to incorporate RealSense 3D gesture technology, Intel Edison boards, Azure, and more. This practical guide also includes sample projects to inspire the reader's creativity for their own IoT ideas. What You'll Learn Explore the basics of electronics and programming Find the best microcontroller for your project Use Arduino IDE, Intel XDK, Visual Studio, and Wyliodrin Create Web API applications on Azure Create smarter notifications using Twilio calls and SMS Make a gesture controlled robots with Intel RealSense technology Create a user interface and develop with REST APIs for the IoT Who This Book is For Tech enthusiasts and students looking to get started in IoT.
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Arduino Cookbook

Author: Michael Margolis

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449313876

Category: Computers

Page: 699

View: 5179

Presents an introduction to the open-source electronics prototyping platform.
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Exploring Arduino

Tools and Techniques for Engineering Wizardry

Author: Jeremy Blum

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118786165

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 5809

Learn to easily build gadgets, gizmos, robots, and more using Arduino Written by Arduino expert Jeremy Blum, this unique book uses the popular Arduino microcontroller platform as an instrument to teach you about topics in electrical engineering, programming, and human-computer interaction. Whether you're a budding hobbyist or an engineer, you'll benefit from the perfectly paced lessons that walk you through useful, artistic, and educational exercises that gradually get more advanced. In addition to specific projects, the book shares best practices in programming and design that you can apply to your own projects. Code snippets and schematics will serve as a useful reference for future projects even after you've mastered all the topics in the book. Includes a number of projects that utilize different capabilities of the Arduino, while interfacing with external hardware Features chapters that build upon each other, tying in concepts from previous chapters to illustrate new ones Includes aspects that are accompanied by video tutorials and other multimedia content Covers electrical engineering and programming concepts, interfacing with the world through analog and digital sensors, communicating with a computer and other devices, and internet connectivity Explains how to combine smaller topics into more complex projects Shares downloadable materials and source code for everything covered in the book Projects compatible with many official Arduino boards including Arduino Uno; Arduino Leonardo; Arduino Mega 2560; Arduino Due; Arduino Nano; Arduino Mega ADK; LilyPad Arduino and may work with Arduino-compatible boards such as Freeduino and new third party certified boards such as the Intel Galileo Exploring Arduino takes you on an adventure and provides you with exclusive access to materials not found anywhere else!
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