The Process, or “How to Arduino”

The optimum way to experience the Arduino is to possess or have access to an Arduino I/O Board, the Arduino software, a moderately modern PC, and a USB cable. Oddly enough, the system is pliant enough that the PC is the only required component. The USB cable is only one of many standard interfaces that will suffice. Alternate programming software and development environments are available. The strict definition of what constitutes Arduino-compatible hardware grows more vague every day.

The starting conditions for using the Arduino are straightforward. Turn on your PC. Obtain and install the Arduino software. Use the USB cable to connect the PC to the Arduino I/O Board, and load the appropriate USB drivers (which ...

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