Hardware Startup

Quite some people have asked me lately: “I bought an Arduino a while ago, but I don’t know where to start?” This blog post aims to help those people: A post describing how you can get started with Arduino, learn and moving upwards from there. We will go from a bare Arduino and it’s programming environment, towards the use of shields and then to using discrete components. I will finish with some tips around buying stuff and where to get help.

Let’s get started

So you bought an Arduino or are thinking about buying one? If you haven’t already, then I would advice to buy a Arduino Uno or Leonardo (and while you are at it, buy one or two shields you like, see next paragraph). Arduino + a shield will set you back around 40-60$. Once you have the Arduino in front of you, follow the instructions in the…

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