Introduction to Arduino

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In this blog, I’ll get you started into Arduino; what is it? How to program it? and so on…
so, Let’s get started by this question:

What is Arduino?

  • Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for anyone making interactive projects.
  • Arduino senses the environment by receiving inputs from many sensors, and affects its surroundings by controlling lights, motors, and other actuators.
  • You can tell your Arduino what to do by writing code in the Arduino programming language and using the Arduino development environment.

Arduino Boards:

  • Uno
  • Mega
  • Nano
  • Mini
  • Lilypad
  • etc..

The differences are in the number of I/O pins, type of micro-controller, speed of processor.

Arduino Uno:

  • ATMega328  (16MHz – 32KB)
  • 14 I/O Pins (5v Max. – 40 mA)
  • 6 PWM
  • Power Up (USB – 6-20v Battery) (Preferred 7~12v)

Why Arduino?

  • Cheap
  • Cross-Platform
  • Simple, clear programming environment (IDE)
  • Open Source

Now, you can download the IDE from HERE, and get started to coding in next blogs.

You can watch this video to get in more:

Part 1:

 

Part 2:

 

Part 3:

 

And here’s the slides:

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