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Make: Getting Started with Arduino, 3rd Edition by Michael Shiloh, Massimo Banzi

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Chapter 9. Troubleshooting

There will come a moment in your experimentation when nothing will be working and you will have to figure out how to fix it. Troubleshooting and debugging are ancient arts in which there are a few simple rules, but most of the results are obtained through careful work and paying attention to details.

The most important thing to remember is that you have not failed! Most makers, both amateurs and professionals, spend most of their time fixing mistakes that they themselves have made. (True, we get better at finding and fixing problems, but we also create more complicated problems.)

As you work more with electronics and Arduino, you too will learn and gain experience, which will ultimately make the process less painful. ...

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