Finding Your Board and Your Way Around It
In This Chapter
Looking closer at the Arduino Uno R3
Discovering other Arduino boards
Knowing where to shop for Arduinos
Finding the right Arduino kit to get started
Setting up a workspace
In Chapter 1, I describe Arduino in general terms, but now it’s time to look a little closer. The name Arduino encompasses a host of concepts. It can refer to an Arduino board, the physical hardware, the Arduino environment — that is, a piece of software that runs on your computer — and, finally, Arduino as a subject in its own right, as in this book: how the hardware and software can be combined with related craft and electronics knowledge to create a toolkit for any situation.
This chapter is relatively short and provides an overview of what you need to get started with Arduino. You may be eager to dive in, so you may want to quickly scan through this chapter, stopping at any areas of uncertainty and referring back to it later as needed.