Arduino for Absolute Beginners: Getting Started with the Hardware, Software, and Code

Video description

Are you interested in Arduino and electronics, but aren't sure how to get started? Beginning with no assumed knowledge, we will cover the basic set up for the Arduino and the Arduino IDE, as well as a few components and how to use them. This video will equip you with enough base knowledge to empower you to start exploring on your own.

The goal of this video is for those with no electronics knowledge or experience to have a fun introduction to Ardunio and see the magic in getting that first LED blinking. This video avoids getting bogged down in technical terms and is perfect for those who don't want to decipher intense documentation to jump start their electronics journey.

What You Will Learn
  • Gain the core concepts of microcontrollers and Arduinos
  • Set up your user environment space
  • Work with code basics such as important commands, running your first program, and understanding sample code
  • Use a breadboard, Arduino pins, LEDs, servos, and buttons 
  • Apply what you've learned to future projects

Who This Video Is For
Assuming no prior knowledge, this video is aimed at anyone interested in Arduino and electronics, but isn't sure how to get started.

Table of contents

  1. Introduction 00:01:30
  2. What is an Arduino? 00:04:36
  3. Setting up on a Windows Operating System 00:03:49
  4. Setting up on a Mac Operating System 00:03:39
  5. Arduino Code Explained 00:10:05
  6. Breadboarding Explained 00:04:28
  7. Inputs and Outputs 00:02:09
  8. LED Outputs 00:02:25
  9. Servo Outputs 00:02:28
  10. Button Inputs 00:02:09
  11. Photoresistor Inputs 00:02:47
  12. Conclusion 00:00:27

Product information

  • Title: Arduino for Absolute Beginners: Getting Started with the Hardware, Software, and Code
  • Author(s): Clarissa Kleveno
  • Release date: January 2020
  • Publisher(s): Apress
  • ISBN: 9781484256718