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Arduino Essentials by Francis Perea

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Chapter 1. Meeting the Arduino Family

In this first chapter, we are going to take a look at the microcontroller scene before the Arduino platform was presented. We'll see the changes it underwent that have made it a great success and that have led to it being widely adopted by hobbyists and technology lovers all around the world.

We will also meet some of the more popular Arduino models and compare their characteristics and features so that you can decide which model can be used in your next project.

A game changer

The introduction, in 2005, of the Arduino platform brought a totally new panorama to the microcontroller scene of the moment.

By that time, working with microcontrollers implied to pay quite a big price just for the microcontroller-integrated ...

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