Getting Started with Arduino

Created on Mar 19, 2018

Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. Over the years Arduino has been the brain of thousands of projects, from everyday objects to complex scientific instruments. A worldwide community of makers - students, hobbyists, artists, programmers, and professionals - has gathered around this open-source platform, their contributions have added up to an incredible amount of accessible knowledge that can be of great help to novices and experts alike. 

This collection quickly introduces you to Arduino quickly and helps you get started.

Getting Started with Arduino

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What is a Microcontroller?

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Before we do anything at all with Arduino, It's important to understand what a Microcontroller is and how it works.

Also the comparison between Microcontroller and Microprocessor.


Arduino UNO

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Arduino UNO is an entry level board which is widely used by the students, hobbyists. 

The following video explains the specifications and features of Arduino UNO.


What can you do with an Arduino?

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You can do cool things with Arduino. Here are some of the popular projects around.


Download and Install Arduino IDE

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Download Arduino IDE. Select the OS on which the IDE would be running on.


Working with Setup() and Loop()

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The setup() function is called when a sketch starts. Use it to initialize variables, pin modes, start using libraries, etc. The setup function will only run once, after each powerup or reset of the Arduino board. 

After creating a setup() function, which initializes and sets the initial values, the loop() function does precisely what its name suggests, and loops consecutively, allowing your program to change and respond.


Digital I/O - Build your first Arduino project.

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The pins on the Arduino can be configured as either inputs or outputs using some functions. 


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