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Arduino and Kinect Projects: Design, Build, Blow Their Minds by Przemek Jaworski, Ciriaco Castro Díez, Enrique Ramos Melgar

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C H A P T E R  1

Arduino Basics

by Enrique Ramos

This first chapter is dedicated to Arduino, one of the two cornerstones of this book. The following pages cover the basics of the Arduino hardware and software. By the end of the chapter, you will have installed the platform on your computer and you will have programmed two examples using the Arduino integrated development environment (IDE).

The structure of an Arduino sketch will be analyzed and each function explained. You will learn about the Arduino input and output pins. You will also learn the basic concepts of electricity, circuits, and prototyping techniques that you will be using throughout the book.

It is highly likely that this is not the first book on Arduino that you have held in ...

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