Who This Book is For

This book is written for the primary audience of the Arduino platform: artists, designers, students, tinkerers, and the makers of things. While you might have some programming experience that you want to bring to the Arduino platform, we will assume no prior knowledge of writing code. With that said, a healthy familiarity of the computer is helpful, as is the willingness and inquisitive curiosity to look beyond this book for certain answers.

The majority of Arduino users just want to get things done and often don’t care about the little details—they just want their projects to work. I understand this, as I am one of those people. I first discovered programmable microcontrollers when I was an art student, and at the time, ...

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