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Arduino Project Handbook by Mark Geddes

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PROJECT 0: GETTING STARTED

BEFORE YOU START BUILDING WITH THE ARDUINO, THERE ARE A FEW THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW AND DO. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THE HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE YOU’LL NEED FOR THIS BOOK AND HOW TO SET UP A WORKSTATION. YOU’LL THEN TEST OUT THE ARDUINO WITH A SIMPLE LED PROJECT AND GET STARTED WITH A FEW TECHNIQUES THAT WILL COME IN HANDY, LIKE SOLDERING AND DOWNLOADING USEFUL CODE LIBRARIES.

HARDWARE

First let’s look at the Arduino Uno board and a few pieces of hardware that you’ll use in almost every project.

The Arduino Uno

There are numerous types of Arduino boards available, but this book will exclusively use the most popular one—the ...

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