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Getting Started with Arduino, 2nd Edition by Massimo Banzi

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Chapter 6. Talking to the Cloud

In the preceding chapters, you learned the basics of Arduino and the fundamental building blocks available to you. Let me remind you what makes up the “Arduino Alphabet”:

Digital Output

We used it to control an LED but, with the proper circuit, it can be used to control motors, make sounds, and a lot more.

Analog Output

This gives us the ability to control the brightness of the LED, not just turn it on or off. We can even control the speed of a motor with it.

Digital Input

This allows us to read the state of simple sensors, like pushbuttons or tilt switches.

Analog Input

We can read signals from sensors that send a continuous signal that’s not just on or off, such as a potentiometer or a light sensor.

Serial Communication ...

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