by Michael McRoberts

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Getting Started

This section will explain how to set up your Arduino and the IDE for the first time. The instructions for Windows and Macs (running OSX 10.3.9 or later) are given. If you use Linux, refer to the Getting Started instructions on the Arduino website at www.arduino.cc.playground/Learning/Linux. I will also presume you are using an Arduino Uno. If you have a different type of board, such as the Duemilanove (see Figure 1-4), then refer to the corresponding page in the Getting Started guide of the Arduino website.

You will also need a USB cable (A to B plug type) which is the same kind of cable used for most modern USB printers. If you have an Arduino Nano, you will need a USB A to Mini-B cable instead. Do not plug in the Arduino just ...

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