Chapter 1. Hello Arduino

This chapter covers

  • The history of the Arduino
  • Arduino hardware
  • Hardware and software setup
  • The first blinking LED

What can the Arduino be used for? The answers are surprisingly diverse. The Arduino has been used in a wide variety of projects:

  • Video games such as Pong and Space Invaders that will remind some readers of their childhood and introduce others to the games their parents played when they were young, complete with monochrome graphics and simple sound effects
  • Line-following robots that introduce robotics principles but are also used in factories and warehouses to deliver components along predetermined paths
  • Light harps that produce music with a wave of your hands, as used internationally by the performer ...

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