Getting Up and Running

By this point, you have a pretty good sense for what the Arduino is, its history, and some of what you can do with it. It’s really exciting that with a few carefully written commands, which you will learn in the upcoming chapters, you can make things light up or move, sense the world around you, and generally make things more fun.

And now that you have some basic hardware in hand, including an Arduino interface board, it’s time to get up and running. We need to do the following before moving on to the next chapter:

  1. Download and install the Arduino development environment
  2. Connect the Arduino board with a USB cable and install drivers
  3. Launch the Arduino application and open the Blink example
  4. Select your board and serial ...

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