Arduino is a popular platform for creating electronic projects and learning about micro-controllers. Arduino boards are easy to use and program, and can interact with various sensors, actuators, and modules. To get started with Arduino, you will need an Arduino board, a USB cable and a computer with the Arduino IDE software installed.
You can download the Arduino IDE from the official website. The Arduino IDE allows you to write code, upload it to your board, and monitor the serial output. You can also use the built-in examples and libraries to learn how to use different components and features of Arduino.
Some of the basic Arduino programming concepts you can learn
Digital and analog pins
These are the input and output pins on your board that can read or write digital (HIGH or LOW) or analog (0-1023) values.
With the Arduino IDE software you can write programs called sketches. These sketches consist of two main functions: setup() and loop(). The setup() function runs once when the board is powered on or reset, and the loop() function runs repeatedly until the board is turned off.
This is a way of sending and receiving data between your board and your computer or other devices. You can use the Serial object in your code to print messages to the serial monitor, or read data from the serial port.
A breadboard is a tool for prototyping circuits without soldering. You can plug wires and components into the holes on the breadboard, which are connected internally by metal strips.
LED stands for light-emitting diode, which is a common component for displaying or indicating status. You can control an LED by connecting it to a digital pin and using the digitalWrite() function in your code.
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