CHAPTER 1

Introduction to the Arduino

IN THIS CHAPTER I INTRODUCE YOU to the Arduino. I first give a brief explanation of what the Arduino is. I then specifically concentrate on the Arduino Mega 2560. I discuss the general features of the Arduino Mega 2560 including the capabilities and key functional components of the device. Next, I give a quick summary of languages that the Arduino uses which are C and C++. Next, I discuss the Arduino Integrated Development Environment (IDE) software that is needed to develop programs for the Arduino. I cover each key function of the Arduino IDE and then conclude with a hands-on example where I give detailed step-by-step instructions on how to set up the Arduino for development and how to run an example ...

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