Chapter 11. Meet the Arduino Family

In this chapter you will

  • Learn how to build your own Arduino circuit on a solderless breadboard

  • Explore the features and benefits of a wide range of Arduino-compatible boards

  • Learn about open-source hardware

We’ll break down the Arduino design into a group of parts, and then you’ll build your own Arduino circuit on a solderless breadboard. Building your own circuit can save you money, especially when you’re working with changing projects and prototypes. You’ll also learn about some new components and circuitry. Then we’ll explore ways to upload sketches to your homemade Arduino that don’t require extra hardware. Finally, we’ll examine the more common alternatives to the Arduino Uno and explore their differences. ...

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