Getting Started with Arduino
If you’re looking at getting started with Arduino then you’re in the right place.
We will go through all the basics that you will to know when you’re just starting out with this great microcontroller board.
If you’re looking for some great projects to get started with then be sure to check out our Arduino beginner projects. We have an ever growing list of great projects that will introduce you to the fundamentals of the Arduino.
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In this tutorial I will be going through on how to setup the Arduino serial monitor so you can debug and interact with a program running on the Arduino. This is pretty simple but it can be a bit confusing at first especially if you’re new to programing and the...
A common question asked is “What is Arduino” to put it simply an Arduino is an open source microcontroller board. This serves an open source platform that allows you develop and write software that can interact with hardware. You’re able to use the Arduino to talk to...
If you’re on this site, then you’re probably interested in electronics and looking at integrating a microcontroller into your circuits. The Arduino does a fantastic job at this as it is lightweight and can interact with devices really well.
Getting started with the Arduino is a lot easier than a lot of the competitors out there. This is mainly due to that it’s programing language and environment is simple and clean. This makes it really easy for beginners to quickly just jump in and get hang of it fast.
The Arduino software can be run on any computer such as Windows, Mac and Linux based operating systems. You will find a lot of other software packages are usually only built to work on Windows. This can be a bit of a pain for users who don’t have a windows computer.
You should also probably look at investing in some electronics gear such as a breadboard, bread wires, LEDS, resistors and much more. Just getting the basics doesn’t cost you a fortune and you will be able to get started on lots of Arduino projects.
While the Arduino is a great way to learn electronics and integration with code you will find there is a fair bit to take in. However, once you have that working circuit and code you will glad you made the effort. Some of the stuff you make is pretty damn amazing!
We hope our guides help you with getting started with Arduino!