What’s Needed

Now that we know why we are learning to write code and generally what this platform offers, we are going to need a little bit of hardware to complete the projects discussed in the rest of this book. Even though we will focus our discussions primarily on programming the Arduino, the hardware is what makes programming the Arduino so much fun. The best place to get started with prototyping electronic circuits with the Arduino is through one of the many starter kits available from various retailers for anywhere from $40 to $100 USD or about €30 to €70 EUR. SparkFun Electronics (www.sparkfun.com) offers the Starter Kit and Inventor’s Kit; Adafruit Industries (www.adafruit.com) the Budget Pack or Starter Pack; MAKE Magazine’s Maker SHED ...

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