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Make: Arduino Bots and Gadgets by Kimmo Karvinen, Tero Karvinen

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Chapter 2. Arduino: The Brains of an Embedded System

IN THIS CHAPTER

Why Arduino?

Starting with Arduino

Hello World with Arduino

Structure of “Hello World”

Arduino Uno

Arduino Nano

In this chapter, you’ll compile a program you have written onto an Arduino microcontroller, a small computer that acts as the brains of an embedded system. Arduino, an easy-to-learn hardware and software development environment and prototyping platform, is the foundation for the projects we’ll complete in upcoming chapters.

A microcontroller is a small computer with a processor and memory that controls the functions of many everyday devices. Some microcontrollers are designed to connect easily to a computer for programming for specialized purposes. Arduino is ...

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